Trained as a historian, my main professional goal is to share interesting or moving stories, usually about local and regional history, with as many people as possible. Until a few years ago I worked as a teacher in a few secondary schools. I now work at the Groninger Archieven. I also 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. in my free time I love to garden, which you will also notice if you browse my Instagram feed. 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.
I am involved with educational and public outreach projects. I am responsible for our higher education projects.
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.