Willem Frijhoff#


Willem Frijhoff
Membership Number:2594
Membership type:ORDINARY
Section:HISTORY & ARCHAEOLOGY
Elected:2009
Main Country of Residence:THE NETHERLANDS




Present and Previous Positions
  • 2007 Professor Emeritus
  • 1997 - 2007 Professor of History of the modern era at the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam, 2002 - 2006 Dean of the faculty
  • 1983 - 1997 Professor of social history at the Erasmus University in Rotterdam
  • 1981 - 1983 Research assistant, Tilburg University

Fields of Scholarship
  • Cultural history
  • Historical processes of cultural transmission (upbringing, education, reading culture)
  • Historical anthropology
  • Historical role of French outside France
  • Cultural Franco-Dutch relations

Honours and Awards
  • 1998 Honorary doctorate from the University of Bergen
  • 2010 Descartes-Huygens Prize by the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences, "for his research and his contribution to Dutch-French cooperation"
  • 2021 Honorary member of the Zutphen Historical Association


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