Maartje van Gelder

Universiteit van Amsterdam

The people and the prince: popular politics in early modern Venice

2013-2014: Fall

Maartje van Gelder is Lecturer in Early Modern History at the University of Amsterdam. She studied history at the University of Amsterdam and Università Ca' Foscari di Venezia. In 2007 she was awarded her doctorate for a study of the commercial role and social position of Netherlandish immigrant merchants in early modern Venice, which was published by Brill as Trading Places in 2009. In 2011 she was Honorary Research Fellow at the School of History, Classics and Archaeology at Birkbeck, University of London. Currently she is working on popular politics and social unrest in early modern Venice. Her other research interests include the connections between the worlds of early modern commerce and politics, and the practice and theory of cross-confessional diplomacy in Europe and the Mediterranean. She has been awarded fellowships by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), the National Maritime Museum Amsterdam, the Marie Curie Programme "The Social History of Europe and the Mediterranean", The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome and the Datini Institute at Prato.