PhD candidate
International relations

Anne van Mourik is a PhD candidate on the project ‘Heritages of Hunger: Societal Reflections on Past European Famines in Education, Commemoration and Musealisation’. Working with famine experts from sixteen countries, it investigates the past and present significance of European famines in educational institutions and the heritage sector. Her research project is called Heritages of Hunger: Conflicting legacies of Hunger in Germany and is about memorial practices concerning the hunger conditions in Germany during and after the First and Second World War. She analyzes the meaning of hunger in educational institutions and the heritage sector, over time.

Furthermore, Anne is the initiator and co-host of the podcast series NIOD REWIND. Together with Thijs Bouwknegt, she interviews historians and other experts about the history and study of mass violence, war and genocide. In collaboration with Anne-Lise Bobeldijk and Thijs Bouwknegt, she makes the podcast series Onzekere Tijden (in Dutch). In this series researchers at the NIOD discuss the corona crisis and the uncertain times that this entails. How do they experience the crisis themselves? And how do they analyse events in society from the perspective of their research?

In 2013, she completed her Masters in History of International Relations at Utrecht University and Media & War and Genocide Studies at Deakin University in Melbourne.

Previous functions:

  • 2017-2019: Research assistant in the research Independence, decolonization, violence and war Indonesia 1945-1950, project: Political and administrative context, led by prof. Dr. Peter Romijn
  • 2018 - 2019: Lecturer in Modern History, University of Amsterdam
  • 2016 - 2017: Researcher at the Faculty of Governance and Global Affairs at Leiden University
  • 2015 - 2016: Research assistant NIOD in the research into the role of the Dutch Red Cross during the Second World War, led by Dr. Regina Grüter
  • 2013 - 2016: Initiator and creator of various creative initiatives with a focus on knowledge dissemination, such as the animation Van Het Een Kwam Het Ander (VPRO), the podcast series Diep Water and the podcast Ministerie van Verzet (NIOD)