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Department History
Specialization History of literature
Contact ton.van.kalmthout@huygens.knaw.nl
+31 (0)20-2246882

Biography

Ton van Kalmthout studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen) and gained his Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on multidisciplinary art clubs in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914. He worked as a teacher of Dutch at secondary school, and taught at the teacher-training programmes for Dutch at Rotterdam University an at the University of Leiden. He also worked as a teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the Dutch Language and Culture Section of the University of Groningen. Since 2005, he is a senior researcher at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. His field of interest is the distribution and reception of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Additional positions

  • Affiliate research associate van het Centre for Historical Culture (EUR)
  • Bestuurslid van de Coornhert Stichting
  • Bestuurslid van de Stichting Réveil Archief
  • Secretaris van de Commissie voor Taal- en Letterkunde van de Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde
  • Lid van de klankbordcommissie van het project ‘Weerkaatsingen. Geschiedenis van de Nederlandse literatuur vanuit Hongaars perspectief’
  • Lid van de redactieraad van het Tijdschrift voor Nederlandse Taal- en Letterkunde (Uitgeverij Verloren)
  • Redacteur van de boekenreeks Bibliotheca Dissidentium Neerlandicorum (Uitgeverij Verloren)
  • Redacteur van de boekenreeks Women Writers in History (Brill Publishers)

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