Profiel

Erik de Lange is PhD candidate within the research project 'Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914', granted by the European Research Council. This project will involve a team of researchers tracing the formation of a European security culture as the sum of mutually shared visions on “enemies of the states”, “vital interests”, and associated practices between 1815 and 1914. The project pioneers a new multidisciplinary approach to the combined history of international relations and internal policy, aiming to “historicize security.” Within this project, he studies the European fight against piracy and privateering as it developed during the first half of the nineteenth century. Both the ways in which piracy and privateering were perceived as security threats and the means by which this enemy was fought were subject to substantial change over the course of five decades. These variations in perceptions, practices and norms made the international project of martime securitization particularly dynamic.

Among his further research interests are fields and themes like the modern history (19th-21st century) of European securitization efforts and security thinking, transnational history, imagology, and symbolic geography.

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Curriculum vitae

Erik de Lange (1991) is PhD candidate within the research project 'Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914', granted by the European Research Council, hosted at Utrecht University. His research inquires into the shifts in the European fight against piracy and privateering over the course of the first half of the nineteenth century.

He was previously enrolled in the Research Master History at the University of Amsterdam, from which he graduated in December 2014 (cum laude). After having studied the historiography and methodology of imagology and critical discourse analysis through various tutorials, he treated the utilization of images, perceptions and representations in his Master's thesis 'Policy and perception. Balkanism and the Dutch intervention in Bosnia'. The question how the Yugoslav wars of the 1990s came to be perceived as a threat to both national and European security had his particular attention.

During the 2013-2014 winter semester he visited the University of Zagreb, Croatia as an Erasmus exchange student.        

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Alle publicaties
  2016 - Wetenschappelijke publicaties
de Lange, E. (01-11-2016). Imperiale angsten - Veiligheid en wereldrijken in de historiografie. Tijdschrift Voor Geschiedenis, 129 (4), (pp. 615-630) (16 p.).
  2016 - Overige resultaten
E. de Lange (17-06-2016) 'A ‘Saturnian reign’? Europe and the 1816 Anglo-Dutch bombardment of Algiers'
de Lange, E. (18-01-2016). A Fox News Anchor and the Amazon Pirates.
E. de Lange (17-03-2016) 'Algiers burning. Dutch security efforts in post-Napoleonic Europe'
E. de Lange (16-12-2016) 'Making Peace and Changing Fates. The Congress of Vienna and the Securitizing of the Barbary Corsairs'
E. de Lange (22-01-2016) Masterclass Jennifer Pitts, 'Boundaries of the International'
E. de Lange (31-03-2016) Presented paper 'Menacing tides. Fear and other sentiments in the securitization of Mediterranean piracy, 1814-1816' as part of the panel 'Feeling Secure. The Making of a Security Culture in Europe and Beyond, 1815-1914'.
E. de Lange (07-02-2016) Radio Interview on 'Met Het Oog Op Morgen', NPO Radio 1
E. de Lange (24-01-2016) Radio Interview on 'OVT', NPO Radio 1
E. de Lange (09-05-2016) Rethinking the Mediterranean
de Lange, E. (12-09-2016). Secure Remembrance. 9/11 Fifteen Years On.
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Securing Europe, Fighting its Enemies. The Making of a Security Culture in Europe and Beyond,  1815-1914
European Research Council (ERC) Consolidator Grant (2014-2019)

In this ERC-funded project, Professor Beatrice de Graaf (Principal Investigator) and an international team of historians examine the formation of a European security culture as the sum of mutually shared visions on ‘enemies of the states’, ‘vital interests’, and corresponding practices between 1815 and 1914. The project compares seven different security regimes in which Europe engaged globally, stretching across the political and commercial domain, affecting urban and maritime environments, and reaching around the world to the Ottoman Empire and China. These highly dynamic regimes were dictated both by threats (anarchists, pirates, smugglers, colonial rebels) and interests (political, moral, economic, maritime, colonial). Mobilising increasing numbers of professional 'agents' from various quarters – including police, judicial authorities and armed forces – they evolved from military interventions into police and judicial regimes and ultimately contributed to the creation of a veritable European security culture. Uncovering and introducing new historical sources, the project thus pioneers a new multidisciplinary approach to the combined history of international relations and internal policy, aiming to ‘historicise security’.

 

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Editor of the ERC Project blog, 'Utrecht School of Historicizing Security Blog'.

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