(Marianne) MB Klerk

dr. (Marianne) MB Klerk
Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences Erasmus University College (EUC)
Burg. Oudlaan 50, Rotterdam
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Marianne Klerk is Senior Lecturer in Humanities at the Erasmus University College.

Working on the intersection of academia and public discourse brings Marianne most joy. As a historian, she researches the impact of early modern war on society covering subjects within various disciplines ranging from the history of political thought to military history. More broadly, she is interested in the way history shapes our understanding of the present and *vice *versa. By examining, for example, a deeply rooted “culture of war” in the early modern Dutch Republic, she tries to bridge the gap between our visions of a tolerant, small republic that fueled a “Golden Age” and that of a global empire set up through violent conquest and slavery. As a journalist and editor, Marianne focuses on issues such as gentrification, equality and identity within and outside Rotterdam. At the EUC her love for teaching, public engagement and interdisciplinary research comes perfectly together.

      • M.B. Klerk (2018). Judith Pollmann, Memory in early modern Europe, 1500-1800 [Bespreking van het boek Memory in Early Modern Europe 1500-1800 - Judith Pollmann]. Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis.
      • M.B. Klerk (2020, december 12). Beyond Republicanism: Predatory Monarchy and State Interest in the Dutch Republic. Rome, Conference The Dutch Republic and the Lure of the Monarchy.
      • M.B. Klerk (2017, november 9). Market for Murder: the “fiscal-military hub of Amsterdam”. Oxford, Early Modern Worlds Seminar.
      • M.B. Klerk (2017, mei 18). The “fiscal-military hub” of Amsterdam: Intermediating the French subsidies to Sweden during the Thirty Years’ War. Lund, Workshop Subsidies.
      • M.B. Klerk (2016, mei 13). Reason of State and Interest in the Dutch Republic: the Legacy of Henri de Rohan. Rotterdam, Conference New Monarchy-project: Monarchy transformed in Western Europe 1620s-1720s.
      • M.B. Klerk (2015, september 3). Reason of State and Interest in the Dutch Republic. London, Summer School in Intellectual History at the the Queen Mary University of London and University College of London.
      • M.B. Klerk (2015, juli 27). Reconstructing the Rule of Law and Reason of State in the Age of Louis XIV. Rotterdam, 14th International Congress for Eighteenth-Century Studies.
        • M.B. Klerk (2014). ‘The unheard Changes in Europe, and the strange Revolutions which happened in our United Provinces in our times’: reason of state and rule of law in Petrus Valkenier’s ‘t Verwerd Europa (1675). Huizinga promovendisymposium: Hilversum (2014, april 14 - 2014, april 15).
        • M.B. Klerk (2013). Petrus Valkeniers 't Verwerd Europa (1675): exponent van 'nationaal denken'? Expert Meeting with Proud to be Dutch NWO-research project: Nijmegen University (2013, oktober 30).
        • M.B. Klerk (2013). Reason of state debates in the Dutch Republic: Pieter de la Court's Interest van Holland (1662) and Petrus Valkenier's 't Verwerd Europa (1675). Confessional Paradigms for European Politics and Jurisprudence in the 17th Century?: Rotterdam (2013, mei 15 - 2013, mei 18).
        • M.B. Klerk (2012). From the Anti Spanish Black Legend to Anti French Constitutionalism. XIII Seminario Internacional de Historia "Vísperas de Sucesión. Europa y la Monarquía de Carlos II": Madrid (2012, november 29 - 2012, december 1).
        • M.B. Klerk (2012). Petrus Valkenier and Francois-Paul de Lisola: the menace of the French 'New Monarchy'. Oberseminar Frühen Neuzeit: Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen (2012, juli 4 - 2012, juli 4).
        • M.B. Klerk (2012). New Protestantism and Conservation: The Case of Petrus Valkenier. Research Seminar van het Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies: Rotterdam (2012, februari 16 - 2012, februari 16).
        • M.B. Klerk (2012). Anti-Monarchism in Pieter de la Court’s "Interest van Holland" (1662): Republican Ideals or Anti-Orangism? Research Seminar the Erasmus Center for Early Modern Studies: Rotterdam (2012, november 15 - 2012, november 15).
        • M.B. Klerk (2011). Petrus Valkenier and 't Verwerd Europa (1675). Expert Meeting Fault line 1700, Early Enlightenment Converstations on Religion and the State: Rotterdam (2011, november 21 - 2011, november 22).
  • Revolutions in World History

    Revolutions in World History
    Year level
    Level 200
  • University
    Erasmus University Rotterdam
    Erasmus School of Social and Behavioural Sciences
    Erasmus University College (EUC)
    The Netherlands


Visiting address

Burg. Oudlaan 50 3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738 3000 DR Rotterdam