Marijcke Schillings studied History at Radboud University in Nijmegen. She graduated cum laude in 1987 and then gained a teaching qualification in History.
She joined Huygens ING as a researcher in November 1989. Until June 2006 she worked on the bibliographical 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 worked on 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. Since 2016 she has been working on Dutch Prize Papers. In 2017-2018 she supported the editors of Wereldgeschiedenis van Nederland.
Her current research focuses on 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 Willem I (selected individuals: 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)