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Tristan Mostert

PhD candidate

T. Mostert MPhil
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Tristan Mostert is a PhD candidate and lecturer at the Insitute for History.

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Tristan Mostert (1981) investigates the conflict between the Southeast Asian state of Makassar and the Dutch East India Company (VOC) in the mid-17th century. His main interest is in the relevance of this conflict for current debates global military history, but his study takes a broad approach and includes the position that the cosmopolitan trading port of Makassar had within cultural, economic and political networks throughout the Asian maritime world.


Curriculum vitae

Tristan studied global and colonial history at Leiden University. He completed his research master in 2007 (cum laude) with a thesis on the military system that the Dutch East India Company (VOC) built up over the first decades of its existence, and the way in which this system was put to practice in the years 1655-1663. He subsequently held various positions as a teacher, curator, researcher and educator at various museums and cultural institutions, including the Bataviawerf, the Rijksmuseum and the Openluchtmuseum Arnhem.

PhD candidate

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Nederlandse geschiedenis


  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Institute for History
  • Algemene Geschiedenis

Work address

Johan Huizinga
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 2.70



  • Atlas of Mutual Heritage coordinator
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