First and foremost I am a craftsman. With my company, Livius Crafts, I give courses in traditional crafts such as spoon carving and leatherworking. I post pictures of the things I make and how I make them to Instagram pretty often. Trained as a historian, I also like to do nerdy things to historical sources. I kept a blog about the significance of analog and digital storage media for historians, titled Historage. For the past eight years I have worked as a teacher in secondary schools. I have tought rhetorics, philosophy and leadership classes to 12-18 year olds at the Praedinius Gymnasium, Dutch at the Kamerlingh Onnes College and History at the H.N. Werkman College. I also like to take pictures, usually of nature or architecture. You can check those out on my Flickr photostream. If you’d like to speak to me about anything I do, feel free to shoot me a message. You can also connect with me on LinkedIn.
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I tought History here
I tought Dutch as a first language to 12-14 year olds
I tought several courses, including Sloyd, Rhetoric and Philosophy at this secondary school. I also tought a leadership course to 16-18 year-olds. In the past I worked as a substitute teacher in several classes.
Thesis title: “Slavery Dynasty: Networks of Kinship around Transatlantic Slavery and Slave Trade in the Province of Groningen (1622-1863)”
Grade Point Average: 8 (equivalent to an American GPA of 4, or an “A”. Equivalent to “First” in the UK)
Passed the Propaedeutical exam, then switched to History
C&M with Latin and philosophy. I was a member of the student board and the school council (medezeggenschapsraad), and very active in a school band as a guitarist and composer.