About me

Annemieke Romein studied History of Society (Maatschappijgeschiedenis) in Rotterdam (BA and MA), with an additional minor in Medievalism and Didactics (Leiden University). She consequently obtained both a Master’s in teaching History and Civics and a Master’s in teaching Social Sciences (both from ICLON, Leiden University). After teaching for 4 years at secondary schools, she returned to academia in the summer of 2011. She consequently obtained her PhD at Erasmus University in 2016 on a comparative study of the political terminology of fatherland, patria and patriot in Hessen-Kassel, Gulik and Bretagne.

After a brief period of teaching at Universities for Applied Sciences, she received an NWO Rubicon grant (2017) with which she worked in Ghent from September 2017 to February 2020 on a project on political-institutional / legal history, a comparison between the regions of Flanders and Holland between 1576-1702.

She was also the project leader of the Digital Humanities “Entangled Histories” project at the National Library of the Netherlands in The Hague; here she was a Researcher-in-Residence from May to October 2019.

From 2020 she is working at Huygens ING where she will continue her research into early modern provincial regulations with her NWO Veni project ‘A Game of Thrones?’. This is a comparison between Holland, Guelders and Bern in the period 1576-1702.

Her research interests can be found at the intersection of political-institutional and legal history and digital history/ digital humanities techniques. In the academic year 2022-2023 she has been teaching Digital Humanities and Social Analytics at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is a frequent guest lecturer and workshop/trainer with regard to Handwritten Text Recognition (esp. with regard to Transkribus).

In 2022 she founded the Open Access Journal for Digital Legal History together with Dirk Heirbaut and Florenz Volkaert.

A list of publications can be found here