At the end of September, Judith Pollmann, Professor of Early Modern Dutch History at the University of Leiden, will step down as Chair of the Governing Board. She has served as Chair for the past seven years, first of the Advisory Council, and since 2017 of the newly formed Governing Board. Having joined the Huizinga Institute in the first year of its founding as a PhD candidate, in 1995, Judith subsequently became the first of a new generation of Huizinga alumni to head the Institute. She has been a stimulating and committed Chair and an excellent ambassador of the Huizinga Institute. We warmly thank Judith for her sustained contribution and hope to keep seeing her at future activities of the Institute.