Manon van der Heijden - Curriculum Vitae#

1. International and national editorial activities
  • 2013-present Member editorial board Crime, History & Societies.
  • 2012-present Member editorial board series Crime and Punishment, Amsterdam University Press.
  • 2011-present Member editorial board Jaarboek Geschiedenis Leiden.
  • 2010-present Member editorial board Flemish-Dutch Journal of Urban History, Stadsgeschiedenis
  • 2004-2011 Member editorial board The Low Countries Journal of Social and Economic History, Dutch-Flemish journal.
  • 2002-2013 Member Advisory Board Crime, History & Societies.
  • 2009-present Member editorial board Jaarboek der Sociaal-Economische Geschiedenis Leiden.
  • 2002-2004 Secretary of editorial board of NEHA-Jaarboek (Annual Economic and Historical Journal).
  • 2000 - 2002 Chair editorial board series publications of the Historisch Genootschap De Maze, Rotterdam (4 volumes).

2. Organisation international conferences and conference sessions
  • 2014 Main session The Uses of Justice 1500-1800, Urban History Conference, 3-6 September 2014, Lisbon.
  • 2014 Session Violence: long-term and comparative perspectives, Criminal Justice Network, Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association, 6-9 November 2014, Toronto.
  • 2014 Session Crime and Gender 1600-1900, European Social Science History Conference, 24-27 April 2014, Viena.
  • 2013 Session Crime and Gender: New Perspectives, Annual Conference of the Social Science History Association, Chicago, IL 21-24 November 2013.
  • 2013 Session Inclusion and exclusion, N.W. Posthumus Conference, Eindhoven, 18-19 April 2013.
  • 2012 Main session The Lure of the City, 11th International Conference on Urban History, 29th August – September 1st, Prague 2012.
  • 2012 Session Singles, European Social Science History Conference, Glasgow, 11-14 April 2012.
  • 2011 Session Families, gender and socio-economic change, Conference Households as Agents of Change?, N.W. Posthumus Conference, Antwerp, 13 May 2011.
  • 2010 Main Session Crime and the City: European patterns of crime and policing, 1500-1900, 10th International Conference on Urban History, 1-4 September 2010, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2010 Session Crime and Gender: patterns and explanations, European Social Science History Conference, Criminal Justice Network, 13-16 April 2010, Ghent, Belgium.
  • 2010 Session Social History of Communities: Civil societies, N.W. Posthumus Conference, Leiden University, 21 May 2010.
  • 2009 Workshop European Cities and Towns 400- 2000, 15 December, 2009, Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 2009 Fourth Flemish-Dutch Conference on Economic and Social History of the Low Countries before 1850, Leiden University, 29-30 January 2009.
  • 2008 Sessions ‘Migration’ and ‘Social Capital’, N.W. Posthumus Conference, 22-23 May 2008, University of Groningen.
  • 2008 Main session Public Services and Urban Policies in European Cities, 14th to 18th Centuries, 9th International Conference on Urban History, Lyon, 27-30 September 2007.
  • 2007 International Conference on Civil Society and Public Services, Leiden University, The Netherlands, 29 November - 1 December 2007.
  • 2006 Workshop Widows and seamen’s wives in Early Modern Times, 28 November 2006, Leiden University.
  • 2006 Workshop Group Formation and Civil Society, University of Leiden, 17 November 2006.
  • 2006 Session on Public Services in Early Modern Europe, Social Science History Association, Urban History Network, 2-5 November 2006, Minneaopolis, Minnesota, USA.

3. International research cooperation
  • 2013 Historical Criminology Workshop, 1st meeting 7-8 November 2013.
  • 2012-2017 International partner in Inter University Attraction Poles (IUAP), City and Society in the Low Countries 1200-1850, research cooperation with several Belgium and Dutch universities.
  • 2012-present Network member SOLON Law, Crime & History, a research network of academics from law, history, criminology and humanities departments from universities in Europe, America, Canada, and Australia.
  • 2011–present Partner Scientific Research Community (WOG) Urban Agency.Setting the Research agenda of urban history, 1st meeting in September 2011, Antwerp.
  • 2009-present Member European research network on Civil Society, meeting ESF Exploratory Workshop, Antwerp, 11-14 November 2009
  • 2001-present Member of the international research group on Law and Marriage in Europe, with meetings in Italy: 24-27 October 2001, Trento; 9-11 December 2004, Venice; 14-16 September 2005, Florence, 2-4 May 2012, Bologna
  • 2001-2004 Research cooperation with the Mid University Sweden and Uppsala University, on Comparative European Research on Children in Early Modern Law and Legislation
  • 1999-2004 Flemish-Dutch cooperation between the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (Prof. C.A. Davids), University of Amsterdam (Dr M. ‘t Hart), University of Ghent (Prof. M. Boone) and the Catholic University of Brussels (Prof. P. Janssens) on the Flemish-Dutch VNC project ‘Citizens, money, and governments, 1400-1700’
  • 1996 Research cooperation with Prof. R.A. Houstan, University of St Andrews, Scotland

4. Administration and management
  • 2014 Member Scientific committee Faculty of Arts, Leiden University.
  • 2013-present Member Scientific committee grants, Faculty of Arts, University of Antwerp, Belgium.
  • 2012-present Member NWO (Dutch Scientific Organisation) VIDI committee (ca. 50 proposals).
  • 2012 Member Advisory Board NWO Mozaïek grants.
  • 2012 Member Board Stichting Geschiedenis Leiden.
  • 2011- present Member LISF (Travel grants LUF International University Fund), University of Leiden.
  • 2011 Chair of the Fruin Award for MA thesis history, University of Leiden.
  • 2010- present Member Sabbatical Committee, History Department, Faculty of Humanities, University of Leiden.
  • 2008- present Member Education Committee (OLC), Department of History, University of Leiden.
  • 2008- present Member of the examination committee of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, Flemish-Dutch research school for Social and Economic History.
  • 2004- 2012 Research director ‘The Social History of Communities’, N.W. Posthumus Institute, 2002- 2009 Member of the board of Stichting Geschiedenis van de Overheidsfinanciën ( )
  • 2000-present Representative of the postdoc researchers of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam at the LPP National Postdoc Platform.
  • 1999-2001 Chairperson of the Jury of the Hiskus Prize for doctorate studies, Erasmus University Rotterdam.
  • 1998-2002 Secretary of Historisch Genootschap De Maze, Rotterdam:
  • 1998-2003 PhD representative and member of the Education Committee of the Research School N.W. Posthumus Institute for Social and Economic Research.

5. Research supervisory responsibilities
  • 2012 - 2017 Director VICI project ‘Crime and Gender 1600-1900’: 2 postdoc researchers, 3 PhD’s, 2 research assistants.
  • 2012 – 2015 Inter University Attract Poles, City and Society: 1 postdoc researcher and 1 research assistant.
  • 2012 Aspasia project: 1 research assistant.
  • 2012 University Education Project Blendid Learning: 1 research assistant.
  • 2009 – 2011 Member board of experts NWO research project ‘The town as a body social’ 1300-1600, University of Groningen, with 2 PhD’s and 1 postdoc researcher.
  • 2009-2013 Member advisory board research project ‘Rotterdam is vele dorpen’, City Archive Rotterdam in cooperation with Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1 postdoc researcher.
  • 2004-2010 Director VIDI project ‘Civil Services and Urban Communities, 1500-1800’’: supervision of 4 post-doc researchers and 1 research assistant.
  • 2008-present Member of the examination committee of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, Flemish-Dutch research school for Social and Economic History: examination of the progress of PhD’s (ca. 10 yearly).
  • 2004-2012 Research-director ‘The History of Social Communities, N.W. Posthumus Institute, Flemish-Dutch research school for Social and Economic History (
  • 1998-present Assistance numerous doctoral, BA (ca. 7 yearly) and MA students (ca. 5 yearly) in the writing of their final papers, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, and Leiden University

6. Publications (see full-lenght CV)

1 Website (
5 Books
4 Edited books
21 International peer reviewed articles
27 National peer reviewed articles
29 Contributions to volumes
23 Reviews

Invited lectures and papers with selection
36 International papers
39 National papers and lectures
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