Peter van Dam Professor of Dutch History

Peter van Dam has been appointed Professor of Dutch history at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. 

With this chair group, he wants to work on a new story about the Netherlands, in which globalisation, (de)colonisation and environment history will, of course, play a major role. The history of sustainability is a key focus in his own research. ‘I am fascinated by the times in which people believe that things need to be done differently and spring into action’.