Frits van Oostrom#


Frits van Oostrom
Photo: Peter Boer
Email:frits.vanoostrom 'at' let.uu.nl
Membership Number:2397
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS
Section:LITERARY & THEATRICAL STUDIES
Username:fvanoostrom
Homepage: http://www.fritsvanoostrom.nl






Present and Previous Positions
  • Chairman national Regieorgaan Humanities (2009-…)
  • President Royal Dutch Academy of Science (2005- 2008)
  • Chairman Committee Development Dutch Canon (Sept. 2005- July 2007)
  • University professor, Utrecht (2002-…)
  • Dean and vice-dean Faculty of Arts, Leiden (1998-2000)
  • Visiting Professor Erasmus chair Harvard University (1999)
  • Professor Dutch literature up until the Romantic Movement, Leiden (1982-2001)
  • Study Dutch Literature (1971-1976, cum laude) en promotion (1981, cum laude), Utrecht


Fields of Scholarship

  • history of Dutch literature from the beginning to 1300
  • history of Dutch medieval literature from 1300 to 1400
  • sequel to Stemmen op schrift

Honours and Awards
  • Prince Bernhard Fund Award for research (1982)
  • Wijnaendts Francken award for cultural history (1988)
  • Spinoza award NWO (1995)
  • AKO-literature award 1996 for Maerlants wereld


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