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Lisanne de Ruiter MA

PhD candidate


Area(s) of interest: Dutch History, Military history, Modern & Contemporary History, Religious History & Theology

Cohort/Start PhD: 2019-2020

Protestant chaplaincy within the Dutch military, between 1945 and 2001 [working title]


Theologische Universiteit Kampen
Promotor(es): prof. George Harinck, prof. Jan Hoffenaar
Aanstelling: vanaf september 2019

I will be researching protestant chaplaincy within the Dutch military, between 1945 and 2001. The focus will most likely be on the chaplains from the larger protestant churches and give special attention to the different ways they are expected to behave by the military, churches and society at large. The study will have a historical focus.
I undertake this research at the TU Kampen and am therefore part of a theological faculty. I am part of the Neocalvinist Research Institute (NRI) within the TU Kampen and of the NIMH (Nederlands Instituut voor Militaire Geschiedenis) in the Hague as well. My supervisors are prof. dr. George Harinck (TU Kampen) and prof. dr. Jan Hoffenaar (NIMH). In the past I have taught history to middle and high school students, given tours at Museum Het Loo and made several publications for De Jonge Historici.