Judith Pollmann

Titels Prof. dr.
Initials J.S.
Main position Wetenschappelijk directeur / Hoogleraar UL
Disciplines History
Chair Vroegmoderne Nederlandse geschiedenis
Domain Humanities
Membership Member
Since 2018
Chair of Jury of the Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History
Board Member of Humanities
Employed by Universiteit Leiden
Faculteit Geesteswetenschappen, Instituut voor Geschiedenis
Postbus 9515
2300 RA Leiden
tel.  071 527 2740
Personal website

Judith Pollmann studies the history of the Eighty Years’ War (1568 -1648), using diaries and chronicles to study how the Dutch handled the religious and political conflicts that divided them then. Through her research, she has been able to explain why this division sometimes led to exclusion and violence and at other times appeared to have little or no impact. She has recently demonstrated how memories of the Eighties Years’ War influenced the creation of a Dutch identity. Pollmann is the scholarly adviser for a seven-part series on the Eighty Years’ War that will be broadcast on Dutch television this autumn.