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Fields of Research and Research Interests

  • Jewish and Christian history during the Middleages and Early Modern Times
  • History of Philosophy, Knowledge and Science
  • History of the Sephardic Jews
  • Jews in the Colonial Americas and the Atlantic World
  • Christian Hebraica
  • Antitrinitarians
  • Intercultural Communication and Cultural Transfer
  • Postcolonial Studies
  • Knowledge, Trade and Religion

Geographical focus on the Iberian Peninsula, the Northern Netherlands and the Colonial Americas.

Ongoing Research Projects

  • Jews in America: From the Beginnings until Independence (monograph).
  • Trading Knowledge: Learned Merchants and Conceptions of the Globe in the 17th Century Dutch Republic (monograph).