Reviews and Reports

Life Writing in the Netherlands


  • Marijke Huisman Utrecht University



life writing, historiography, biography


Review of Hans Renders & Binne de Haan ed., Theoretical discussions of biography. Approaches from history, microhistory and life writing (Edwin Mellen Press; Lewiston 2013) and Binne de Haan, Van kroon tot bastaard. Biografie en het individuele perspectief in de geschiedschrijving [From prince to pauper. Biography and the individual perspective in historiography] (Groningen University Press; Groningen 2015)

This article was submitted to the European Journal of Life Writing on 20 August 2015 and published on 22 November 2015.

Author Biography

Marijke Huisman, Utrecht University

Marijke Huisman (1972), co-founder of IABA Europe, teaches Cultural History at Utrecht University, the Netherlands. Her fields of expertise are Life writing, Philosophy of History, Memory Studies and Public History. She published Verhalen van vrijheid. Autobiografieën van slaven in transnationaal perspectief, 1789-2013 [Freedom stories. Slave narratives in transnational perspective, 1789-2013] (Hilversum: Verloren, 2015) and co-edited Life writing matters in Europe (Heidelberg: Universitätsverlag Winter, 2012) .





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