Annemieke Romein PhD

Biographical note

Annemieke Romein (1984) holds a doctorate in (Early Modern) History. She has worked as a lecturer/ tutor at the Department of History at Erasmus University Rotterdam.

Romein finished both her Bachelor in History and her Master in History of Society at EUR, writing her thesis on Bona Politia (good policy and law-making) in the Duchy of Gelderland (17th century).

Having an interest in education, she completed her Masters of Education in both History and Social Studies at the University of Leiden and taught for four years at secondary school.

In June 2011 Romein started her PhD dissertation under supervision of prof. dr. Robert von Friedeburg. The research is funded by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), who funded Von Friedeburg’s proposal on studying “New Monarchy” in the Early Modern period (total of 3 PhD-positions). This research focused on a comparison between two principalities in the Holy Roman Empire: Jülich and Hesse-Cassel, between 1642-1655; and Brittany France in the period 1648-1652. Fatherland-terminology(patria, patriot, fatherland, nation) is the main focus, as means to criticise princely politics in this period of turmoil. The title of her dissertation reads: The use of fatherland, patria and patriot in the cases of Jülich, Hesse-Cassel and Brittany (1642-1655). Political arguments in an age of confrontation. The dissertation was successfully defended on 7 January 2016.

Romein currently works on “active-preventive legislation” in the Low Countries as preparation for Post-Doctoral Research. She is also preparing a couple of publications, among which a chapter, an article and she will also prepare her dissertation for publication. More information will follow soon.