Lennart Bes is a university lecturer at the Institute for History.
Lennart Bes studied Indology at the Kern Institute of Leiden University. Subsequently, he was employed at the Netherlands National Archives, where he worked with the records of the Dutch East India Company or VOC. He inventoried or otherwise improved the accessibility of VOC documents in India, London, and the Netherlands. Besides, he co-authored three archival guides in the series "Dutch Sources on South Asia c. 1600-1825" (2001-15), which describe early-modern Dutch source materials worldwide on India and Ceylon.
In 2011, he joined the Eurasian Empires programme to write a dissertation at the Radboud University in Nijmegen concerning court politics in the south Indian Vijayanagara successor states. Since 2012, he has been teaching at the Institute for History of Leiden University on subjects ranging from Asian history and European expansion to Dutch archival practices and palaeography. Further, he has published articles about south Indian political culture and the VOC archives in journals like "Modern Asian Studies", "Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient", and "Itinerario", and in an edited volume titled "A Companion to Global Queenship" (2018).
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