Nadine Akkerman#

Nadine Akkerman
Membership Number:6225
Membership type:ORDINARY
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS

Present and Previous Positions
  • 2020 - present Tenured Associate Professor / Reader in Early Modern English Literature , Leiden University (LUCAS)
  • 2018 - 2019 One Year Visiting Fellowship, All Souls College, Oxford, UK-
  • 2015 - 2016 One Year NIAS Fellowship, The Netherlands Institute of Advanced Studies in the Humanities and Social Sciences
  • 2011 - 2015 NWO VENI Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Department of English Language and Culture, LUCAS
  • 2010 - 2011 NWO RUBICON Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Institute of History, Leiden University at Leiden since 2007, holding lectureships and fellowships, before which: -
  • 2006 - 2007 Junior Lecturer in English Literature (0.3 FTE) Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands
  • 2006 CELL Visiting Fellowship, Centre of Editing Lives and Letters (CELL), Queen Mary, University of London
  • 2002 - 2006 PhD student/Junior Lecturer in English Literature (0.8 FTE), VU Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Fields of Scholarship
  • Epistolary writing
  • Thirty Years' War
  • Women's history
  • Intelligence studies
  • Manuscript studies
  • Intelligence (i.e. espionage) studies
  • Women's writing
  • Epistolary studies
  • Masques
  • Women's studies
  • Anglo-Dutch relations
  • Early modern literature and history
  • Diplomatic history
  • Editing

Honours and Awards
  • 2022 Runner-up for the Janette Harley Prize of the British Records Association
  • 2021 Nominated by the The Young Academy (DJA/KNAW) for the Heineken Prize for History 2022 (€200,000)
  • 2021 Nominated by colleagues for the Dan David Prize, one of the largest history prizes in the world ($300,000)
  • 2021 - present Elected Member of Academia.Net, nominated by the Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF)-
  • 2021 Honourable mention at the Dutch Computable Awards (nominated by the public) for a contribution to digital humanities
  • 2021 Winner of the Dr Hendrik Muller Prize (€25,000)
  • 2021 Winner of the LUCAS Audience Prize for communication of research findings to the general public
  • 2020 Awarded an ERC Consolidator Grant for the project FEATHERS (€2M)-
  • 2019 Winner of De Nationale Wetenschapsquiz (The Dutch science quiz) with Casper Albers, RUG
  • 2019 Winner of the Ammodo Science Award (€300,000), a Dutch prize for fundamental research
  • 2018 - present Elected Member Young Academy at the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW)
  • 2018 - present Elected Member of the Society of Authors
  • 2018 Invisible Agents named 'best book on women and gender' by the Society for the Study of Early Modern Women and Gender
  • 2018 On the VIVA-400 list of the most inspiring women of the Netherlands
  • 2017 - present Elected FRHistS, Fellow of the Royal Historical Society, London
  • 2017 Winner of the World Cultural Council (WCC) Special Recognition Award
  • 2016 Winner of an Aspasia, a NWO premium ‘to help more female scientists to progress to associate or full professorships’
  • 2009 Winner of Studieprijs Stichting Praemium Erasmianum, national award, for the completion of an extraordinary PhD

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