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Anne van Mourik, MA


Anne van Mourik is a PhD Candidate at the University of Amsterdam and NIOD Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies. She conducts research within the project Heritages of Hunger: Societal Reflections on Past European Famines in Education, Commemoration and Musealisation.

Her research project is called Conflicting Legacies of Hunger in Germany and deals with commemorative practices surrounding the conditions of hunger in Germany during and after the First and Second World Wars. She analyses the significance of hunger in educational institutions and the heritage sector over time.

Anne is also co-host of the English podcast series Niod Rewind. Together with Thijs Bouwknegt, she interviews historians and other experts on the history and study of mass violence, war and genocide. In 2019 she made the podcast Het Ministerie van Verzet ('The Ministry of Resistance') and in 2020, in collaboration with Anne-Lise Bobeldijk and Thijs Bouwknegt, she made the Dutch podcast series Onzekere Tijden ('Uncertain Times').

Before her PhD, she worked as a research assistant at the study Onafhankelijkheid, dekolonisatie, geweld en oorlog Indonesië 1945-1950 ('Independence, Decolonisation, Violence and War in Indonesia 1945-1950'), as a researcher at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University and as a research assistant at the study on the role of the Dutch Red Cross during World War II.

In 2013, she completed a Master’s in History of International Relations at Utrecht University and Media & War and Genocide Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne.

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