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Department History
Specialization History of literature
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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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