Senior Researcher
historical culture (heritage, memory and archeology) and the consequences of regime change and widespread violence
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Martijn Eickhoff (1967) is senior researcher at NIOD. In 2014 he started a research on Memory Landscapes and Regime Change in Semarang in cooperation with Universitas Katolik Soegijapranata (UNIKA) Semarang, Radboud University Nijmegen and LAB1100. Eickhoff recieved  for this project a grant by the ‘Added Value through Humanities’ (Alfa-Meerwaarde) Programme of NWO. In collaboration with Gerry van Klinken (KITLV) and Geoffrey Robinson (UCLA) he organized the international conference '1965 Today; Living with the Indonesian Massacres’ in october 2015. Eickhoff is together with Van Klinken and Robinson guest editor of the special issue on this topic in the Journal of Genocide Research (2017). He participates in cooperation with King's College and Yad Vashem in the EHRI-work-package 'Digital Historiography of the Holocaust'.

Between 2008-2013 he cooperated with Dr. Marieke Bloembergen (KITLV) in a project about archaeology and heritage in (post)-colonial Indonesia. This project was part of the research programme Sites, Bodies and Stories - The dynamics of heritage formation in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia and the Netherlands. In 2007, Eickhoff published the report In the Name of Science? P.J.W. Debye and his career in Nazi-Germany in which he analysed the (bureaucratic) career of the Dutch Nobel-prize-winner P.J.W. Debye in Germany.

In 2005-2006, he was research fellow (NWO Talent Fellowship) at the Historische Institut of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena, studying SS-excavations in the Czech Republic and Ukraine. Eickhoff studied New and Theoretical History at the University of Amsterdam (1986-1992) and Pre- and Protohistorical Archaeology at the Freie Universität in Berlin (1993). He wrote his PHD at the University of Amsterdam (2003) on Dutch archaeologists and National Socialism.

Dissertation: De Oorsprong van het ‘Eigene'. Nederlands vroegste verleden, archeologie en nationaal-socialisme (Amsterdam; Uitgeverij Boom 2003).

Other professional activities:

  • editorial staff, Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis (2013-...).
  • member ‘Historiographical commission of the IUPPS’ (International Union for Prehistoric and Protohistoric Sciences) (2012-...).
  • member May 4 Committee Apollolaan Amsterdam (2015-...).
  • member ‘Wissenschaftlichen Beirat’ of the ‘Sonderausstellung “Graben für Germanien” Focke Museum - Bremer Landesmusem für Kunst und Kulturgeschichte (2011-2013).
  • editorial staff, Ex Tempore (2011-2015).

Academic activities: 

  • Guest Lecturer Narratives of Heritage in de Master van het Department of Archaeology Universitas Gadjah Mada Yogyakarta (2014-2016).
  • Assistent-Professor Radboud Uiversity Nijmegen (2006-2015).