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Peter Nieuwenhuizen

PhD candidate

Drs.ing. P.I. Nieuwenhuizen
+31 71 527 2727

Drs. P.I. Nieuwenhuizen (1962) is a PhD researcher in the field of history of the early-modern Dutch book and the history of book printing and publishing. He studied Dutch Language & Culture at the Utrecht University, after a career in (bio)chemistry and information management.

His Bachelor thesis (2014) dealt with the Dutch writer-diplomat F. Springer (Carel Jan Schneider) and his fascination for Multatuli. His Master thesis (2017) dealt with the distribution dynamics of anonymous pamphlets printed around the Fall of Antwerp (1585). For this thesis he was rewarded with an Honorable Mention at the Utrecht University Vliegenthart Thesis Award 2017.

More information about Peter Nieuwenhuizen

Fields of interest

  • Book history
  • Dutch language and culture
  • Literary studies


The current PhD research focuses on the Utrecht dynasty Van Paddenburg in the field of printing and publishing in the 17th and 18th century.

Grants and awards

Honorable Mention at the Utrecht University Vliegenthart Thesis Award 2017.

Key publications

'‘Soo snooden voddery’ van Jan Amelisz - Het Lust-hoofken van Jan Starter'.
In: Boekenwereld 36 (1), 2020, p.44-49.

'Het ABC van boekdrukker Van Paddenburg'.
In: Tijdschrift Oud-Utrecht 92 (4), 2019, p.146-150.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Centre for the Arts in Society
  • Boekwetenschap

Work address

P.N. van Eyckhof 3
2311 BV Leiden



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