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Department Digital Data Management
Specialization late medieval history of the North Netherlands; sports history
Contact michel.van.gent@huygens.knaw.nl
+31 (0)20-2246865

Biography

Michel van Gent studied History at Leiden University, where he also worked as a teacher of Medieval History. In 1994 he gained his PhD with a thesis on ‘Hoeken en Kabeljauwen’ in the Burgundian-Austrian era. After gaining his PhD he entered into employment with Huygens ING, where he was involved in the editions of the ‘Beierse rekeningen’ (accounts of the region under the Van Beieren family), a project covering the legal records of Holland and an overview of the sources for medieval Holland, Zeeland and Gelre. He was also responsible for the ‘Landdagen en andere landelijke bijeenkomsten van de Staten en steden in Gelre en Zutphen, 1423-1584’ digital databank. At present he is working on the project entitled ‘Sportbonden, sportclubs en sportperiodieken in Nederland tot 1940’, a databank in which all the associations and clubs in the fields of gymnastics, hockey, korfball, chess, tennis and football are included.