Position: 
Head of Research
Expertise: 
Regime change, decolonization, Transitional Justice
Email: 
p.romijn[at]niod[dot]knaw[dot]nl
Tel: 
+31 (0)20-5233800

Link to overview research output

Prof. dr. Peter Romijn (1955) is head of the Research Department of the NIOD and Professor of Twentieth-Century History at the University of Amsterdam. He has written on the politics of occupation and regime transition in the Netherlands and Europe in the Second World War, on the persecution of Jews in the Netherlands and was co-responsible (with Hans Blom) for the report commissioned by the Dutch Government on the ‘safe area’ of Srebrenica (1995).

Dissertation: Snel, streng en rechtvaardig, de afrekening met foute Nederlanders (Groningen; 1989).

Functions:

  • 2002 - present: Professor of 20th Century History (full professorship, part-time), Faculty of Humanities, University of Amsterdam
  • 2010- present and 1992-2005: Treasurer and Member of the Executive Committee of the International Committee for the History of the Second World War, http://www.historyworldwar2.net/.

Academic activities:

  • 2011- present: Member of the International Expertenkommission niedersächsische Gedenkstätten, Justizvolzugsanstalt Wolfenbüttel, Duitsland
  • 2015 - present: Member of the International Expertenkommission Gedenkstätte Bergen-Belsen
  • 2017 - present: Member of the International Fachbeirat Kompetenzzentrum NS-Zwangsarbeit, Berlin-Schöneweide, Duitsland

Previous Positions:

  • 2014: Guest lecturer, Jena Center Geschichte des 20. Jahrhunderts, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena, Duitsland
  • 2013: Queen Wilhelmina Chair for Dutch Studies, Columbia University, New York
  • 2010-2016: Member Wissenschaftlicher Beirat Forum Vogelsang e.V, Duitsland
  • 2010: Feb- March: Senior Visiting Fellow, History Department, Columbia University, New York City, USA
  • 2009 – 2016: Boardmember Stichting Onderzoek Bijzondere Rechtspleging
  • 2006 - 2012: Member Editorial Office Bijdragen en Mededelingen betreffende de Geschiedenis der Nederlanden/ The Low Countries Historical Review
  • 2003 - 2007: Senior Visiting Fellow, Remarque Institute, New York University, New York City, USA
  • 2002 - 2008: Member of the Advisory Board of the Amsterdam Centre for Holocaust and Genocide Studies
  • 2000 - 2008: Teamleader Team 1, Programme ‘The Impact of National-Socialist and Fascist Rule in Europe 1939-1945’, European Science Foundation, Strassbourg
  • 1999 - 2007: Member Advisory Board of CONIH, the Danish Archives for the History of the German Occupation, Esbjerg, Denemarken
  • 1995 -1996: Program Director and Graduate School Coordinator, National Research School for Political History, Amsterdam