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Project Team

Prof. Beatrice de Graaf

  Beatrice de Graaf is principal investigator and project leader of the ERC funded project ‘Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914’. Within the ERC, she researches the Allied Council of Ambassadors and the Emergence of a security culture in the nineteenth century. She is writing a comparative synthesis based on the findings of the project. The overarching theme of De…

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Myrthe van Groningen MA

Myrthe van Groningen MA is Project manager of several research projects at the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University. Myrthe is responsible for a wide range of activities and works in close collaboration with prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf, professor History of International Relations & Global Governance.

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dr. Constantin Ardeleanu

Constatin Ardeleanu is associate professor of modern Romanian history at the Department of History, Philosophy and Sociology of “The Lower Danube” University of Galaţi, where he teaches courses on 19th century Romanian history and the economic development of the Danubian and Black Sea areas during the 19th and 20th centuries. His latest book is titled…

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Susanne Keesman MA

Suzanne Keesman MA is a Project Manager at the Utrecht Centre for Global Challenges and former project manager within the ERC funded project ‘Securing Europe, Fighting its Enemies’. As such she coordinated all organisatonal matters and practical affairs. Additionally, she is conducted research for the sub-project of the Egyptian Capitulations and Mixed Courts System. Susanne graduated in December 2014 from Leiden…

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Wouter Klem MA

Wouter Klem was PhD candidate within the ERC project ‘Securing Europe, Fighting its Enemies’. Within this Project, he studied the transnational security regime that emerged as the European campaign against anarchist terrorism in the period 1881-1914. This campaign resulted in networks of police and judicial authorities, secretive protocols and international conferences. These police networks were the…

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dr. Erik de Lange

Erik de Lange is a junior assistant professor at Utrecht University and a former Ph.D. candidate within the research project ‘Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914′, granted by the European Research Council. Within this project, Erik studied the European fight against piracy and privateering as it developed during the first half of the nineteenth century….

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dr. Ozan Ozavci

Ozan Ozavci is Assistant Professor of Transimperial History at Utrecht University, and associate member at the Centre d’Études Turques, Ottomanes, Balkaniques et Centrasiatiques (CETOBaC, UMR 8032) in Paris. Since February 2015 Dr. Ozavci has been working at Utrecht as a Research Fellow on the European Research Council funded project ‘Securing Europe, Fighting Its Enemies: The Making of…

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dr. Joep Schenk

Joep Schenk is working as a post-doctoral researcher within the ERC project ‘Securing Europe, fighting its enemies 1815-1914′ led by Prof. Beatrice de Graaf. He is interested in explaining major international events in the nineteenth and twentieth century as results of social processes. Behind events such as war, genocide or (industrial) revolution one can reveal power structures…

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