Marijcke Schillings studied History at Radboud University Nijmegen. In 1987 she passed her doctoral exam cum laude and obtained her teaching qualification in History.
In November 1989 she started as a researcher at Huygens ING. Until June 2006, she worked for the bibliographic project Repertorium Geschiedenis Nederland, now www.dbng.nl. She was closely involved in the transition from a printed to a digital bibliography. From June 2006 to the end of 2015 she was a collaborator in the project The Dutch in the Caribbean world, c. 1670 – c. 1870 and contributed to the project Religious Policy and Islam in the Dutch East Indies, 1816-1942. From 2016 she has been working on Dutch Prize Papers. In 2017-2018 she supported the editors of Wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland.
Her current research is concentrated around the Prize Papers collection that has become available in the Virtual Research Environment, www.prizepapers.huygens.knaw.nl and on personal networks in the United Kingdom of the Netherlands under King William I (selected persons: Rochus Cenie, Willem de Clercq, Charles Pieters and Louis de Potter).
- Willem de Clercq’s limitations and ambitions: his tenure as secretary of the Nederlandsche Handel-Maatschappij, circa 1824
- Malenchini-Meoni, Maria Metilde, genoemd Matilde, Toscaanse schilderes en geliefde van Louis de Potter
- Joannes Romme met een missie in Suriname, 1864-1889
- Dooren, Petrus Cornelis Ludovicus van, ondernemer (Tilburg 22-2-1784 – Tilburg 27-1-1845)