Research A specialist in cultural history, Joris van Eijnatten works on three overlapping and interrelated fields: the history of ideas, the history of religion, and the history of media and communication. Most of his research involves source material from the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, but he makes occasional excursions to the seventeenth and twentieth centuries. Van Eijnatten is now writing a textbook on the cultural history of media and communication. His current research, which focuses specifically on audiences and publics in the 'long' nineteenth century (1750-1920), will result in a cultural history of the modern European audience.
Education See the master programme Cultural History.
External recognition: Funding ID
(round numbers in €, only substantial grants obtained in open competition)
- 2012-2017: Horizon grant, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: ‘The Emergence of the United States in Public Discourse in the Netherlands, 1890-1990’ (€ 1.995.475)
- 2012-2015: Subsidy Open Access Journal, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: International Journal for History, Culture and Modernity (www.history-culture-modernity.org) (€ 45.000, with an additional grant of € 9.000 to cover author’s fees in 2015-2018)
- 2007-2010 Internationalization grant, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: ‘The dynamics of religious reform in church, state and society in Northern Europe, c.1780-c.1920’ (€ 25.000)
- 2003-2005 Research grant, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: ‘Professional identity, communication and the social history of knowledge’ (€ 200.000)
- 2000-2003 Research grant, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences: ‘Communication and history: sermons, religious historiography, press freedom’ (€ 200.000)
- 1997-2000 Research grant, Volkswagen Stiftung: ‘Eighteenth-century Dutch toleration debates’ (€ 100.000)
- 1998-1999 Hendrik Casimir-Karl Ziegler Research Award for the Humanities, Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences/ Nordrhein-Westphälische Akademie der Wissenschaften: ‘Eighteenth-century cultural exchange between Germany and the Netherlands’ (€ 100.000)
- 1994-1997 Research grant, Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research: ‘Willem Bilderdijk, 1756-1831: The intellectual world of a Dutch romantic’ (€ 200.000)
- 1989-1993 Research grant, VU University Amsterdam: ‘Dutch Calvinism and the search for the social centre in the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries’ (€ 200.000)