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dr. Lennert Savenije

Biography

Lennert Savenije (Zevenaar 1985) studied history at Radboud University Nijmegen and received his PhD there in 2018 with the study 'Nijmegen, collaboratie en verzet. Een stad in oorlogstijd' (’Nijmegen, Collaboration and Resistance. A City in Wartime'). As a researcher, he is interested in the dynamics of collaboration and resistance during World War II, and in business and organisational history. He is currently carrying out preliminary research on behalf of NIOD on the history of Dutch Railways in wartime.

During his two-year research master’s programme, Savenije stayed in Münster and at the CEGESOMA in Brussels and then studied as a VSB fellow at the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales (EHESS) in Paris. In 2018, he was a guest at the Institut für Zeitgeschichte in Munich as an EHRI fellow.

Between 2018 and 2021, on behalf of Radboud University, he researched the history of the Nederlandsche Heidemaatschappij before, during and after the Second World War. This study is scheduled to be published in spring 2022.

He is a member of the editorial board of local and regional magazines and advises municipalities, museums and foundations. The commercial edition of his dissertation was awarded the Prof. Van Winter Prize for the best book in the field of local and regional history in the Netherlands in 2019.

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