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prof. dr. Martijn Eickhoff

Biography

Martijn Eickhoff (1967) is director of NIOD and endowed professor of Archaeology and Heritage of War and Mass Violence at the University of Groningen. He researches the history, cultural dimensions and after-effects of large-scale violence and regime change in Europe and Asia in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, with a particular emphasis on the spatial, material and transnational aspects. He is currently co-coordinator of the Regional Studies sub-project within the Independence, Decolonization, Violence and War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 program.

Eickhoff has been working at NIOD since 2006 and was also affiliated with Radboud University Nijmegen as Assistant Professor of Cultural History from 2006 to 2015. He studied New and Theoretical History at the UvA (1986-1992), Ur- und Frühgeschichte at the Freie Universität in Berlin (1993) and obtained his doctorate at the UvA (2003) with research on Dutch pre- and protohistorical archaeology and the confrontation with National Socialism. In 2005-2006 he was “Gastforscher” at the Historical Institute of the Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena. In 2007, Eickhoff presented a report on the Dutch Nobel laureate P. J. W. Debye and his career in Nazi Germany. A recent research topic of Eickhoff was the 'memory landscapes' of mass anti-Communist violence in Indonesia in the period 1965-68. He has also published, often in collaboration with Marieke Bloembergen, on the relationship between archaeology, politics, colonialism, heritage and violence in Asia and Europe.

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