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Beatrice de Graaf: ‘Radicale verlossing. Wat terroristen geloven’

On the 28th of April, prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf presented her new book ‘Radicale verlossing, wat terroristen geloven’. Together with publisher Mai Spijkers from Prometheus, National Coordinator for Counterterrorism and Security Pieter-Jaap Aalbersberg, former director PI Vught Yola Wanders, lawyer André Seebregts and a student panel she has launched this book at bookstore Broese…

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Chapter in ‘Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism. A Global History’ by Ozan Ozavci

This month, Palgrave Macmillan published the book Jews, Liberalism, Antisemitism. A Global History external link. Dr Ozan Ozavci external link(History and Art History external link) contributed a chapter about Russian writer Vladimir Jabotinsky. Jews, liberalism, and antisemitism In the past, historians have mostly understood the relationship between Jews, liberalism and antisemitism as a European story, defined by the collapse…

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Constantin Ardeleanu: ‘The European Commission of the Danube, 1856-1948’

In The European Commission of the Danube, 1856-1948 Constantin Ardeleanu offers a history of the world’s second international organisation, an innovative techno-political institution established by Europe’s Concert of Powers to remove insecurity from the Lower Danube. Delegates of rival empires worked together to ‘correct’ a vital European transportation infrastructure, and to complete difficult hydraulic works…

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Constantin Ardeleanu: ‘A Short Biography of John Stokes’

IO BIO: Biographical Dictionary of Secretaries Generals of International Organizations includes a biography of John Stokes, the first British commissioner in the European Commission of the Danube (1856-1871) and de facto leader of the institution. The biography, authored by Constantin Ardeleanu, is illustrative for the political relevance of navigation experts during the second half of…

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Constantin Ardeleanu: ‘Fishing in the Lower Danube and Its Floodplain from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century’

New publication by Constantin Ardeleanu, ‘Fishing in the Lower Danube and Its Floodplain from the Earliest Times to the Twentieth Century’, in Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen and Ruthy Gertwagen (eds.), The Inland Seas. Towards an Ecohistory of the Mediterranean and the Black Sea (Geographica Historica 35), Franz Steiner Verlag, Stuttgart, 2016. This paper is an overview of…

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Constantin Ardeleanu: ‘Foreign migrant communities in the Danubian ports of Brăila and Galaţi (1829-1914)’

New publication by Constantin Ardeleanu, ‘Foreign migrant communities in the Danubian ports of Brăila and Galaţi (1829-1914)’ in the vol. Olga Katsiardi-Hering and Maria A. Stassinopoulou (eds.), Across the Danube. Southeastern Europeans and Their Travelling Identities (17th–19th C.), Brill, 2016. The article by Constantin Ardeleanu discusses the context in which the Danubian outlets of Brăila…

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Article in ‘Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis’ by Joep Schenk

Joep Schenk recently published a new article in the Dutch journal ‘Tijdschrift voor Zeegeschiedenis‘ (Journal for Naval History), titled ‘War-time opportunities. Rhine sailors versus the Coal-trading union, 1914-1918’. Abstract: During the First World War the British economic blockade squeezed off transit via the Netherlands to Germany. Consequently, unemployed Rhine skippers flooded the Dutch inland shipping market and freight…

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New volume on Terrorism Trials, edited by Beatrice de Graaf and Alex P. Schmid

In their new book Terrorists on Trial: A Performative Perspective, editors Prof. Dr Beatrice de Graaf and Prof. Dr Alex P. Schmid present a performative perspective on terrorism trials, drawing attention to the mechanisms and effects of these trials in and outside the courtroom. Trial and theatre This volume views terrorism trials as a form of theatre, where…

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Article by Beatrice de Graaf on reintegration of jihadist ex-convicts

A special issue on radicalisation and terrorism of the journal Justitiële verkenningen (Judicial explorations, no.2, 2016) explores the attractiveness of IS to (islamic) European yougsters and the apocalyptic nature of IS ideology. In their chaper ‘After the release: Observations and dilemmas in dealing with (former) detainees with a jihadist background’, Beatrice de Graaf and Daan Weggemans explore how to deal…

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Ozan Ozavci: Bir Jön Türk’ün Günlüğü ve 1915

Ozan Ozavci recently wrote a paper in Turkish titled “Bir Jön Türk’ün Günlüğü ve 1915”. It is about The 1915 Armenian Genocide through the lens of a Young Turks’ personal notes and correspondence. H. Ozan Ozavci, ‘Bir Jön Türk’ün Günlüğü ve 1915,’ Toplumsal Tarih, 264 (Dec., 2015). The publication is open access available through Ozavci’s page at Academia.net.    

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Ozan Ozavci, Opposition to Authoritarianism (Turkish Studies)

This article discusses the establishment, ideology and actions of the Liberal International and its Turkish group the Society for the Dissemination of Free Ideas (SDFI). The SDFI was the first liberal civil society in Turkey. To this date, little attention has been paid to its actions and ideology. Taking the history of the SDFI as…

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Beatrice de Graaf, Nederland en de collectieve veiligheid

Beatrice de Graaf, ‘Nederland en de collectieve veiligheid’, in: Jacco Pekelder, Remco Raben en Mathieu Segers (eds.), De wereld volgens Nederland. Nederlandse buitenlandse politiek in historisch perspectief (Amsterdam: Boom 2015). Website Boom Publishers (in Dutch)  

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Beatrice de Graaf, Second-tier Diplomacy (Journal of Modern European History)

This article supplements Anglo- or Prussian dominated readings of the Vienna Conference by focusing more on its beginnings, on alternative scenarios of a Dutch-German union and on the process of diplomatic bargaining by secondary agents. Based on new archival material, German-Dutch cooperation in Vienna is traced and placed in a wider context. Vienna did not…

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Joep Schenk, Rotterdam’s port barons (EBHA)

Joep Schenk, ‘Rotterdam’s port barons, Ruhr industrialists and the state. Transnational entrepreneurship along the Rhine 1870-1914’. 18th Annual Congress of the European Business History Association (EBHA): Comparative Business History. Contrasting Regions, Sectors, and Centuries, 21-23 August, Utrecht, Netherlands.

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