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Ms E.J. (Eleá) de la Porte MA

  • Faculty of Humanities
  • Visiting address
    Kloveniersburgwal 48  
  • Postal address:
    Kloveniersburgwal  48
    1012 CX  Amsterdam
  • e.j.delaporte@uva.nl
    T: 0205254464

Eleá de la Porte is a PhD candidate at the early modern history department. Her research focuses on the relationship between history and Enlightenment in the Dutch Republic. The research project is funded by the programme 'Promoties in de Geesteswetenschappen' of the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).


Research interests:
·         History of historiography 
·         Intellectual history of early modern Europe 
·         Dutch Enlightenment 
·         Western historical thought


·         Research MA History, University of Amsterdam, 2012 (cum laude) 
·         BA History, University of Amsterdam, 2009 (cum laude)


Teaching experience:

2014: Werkgroep Nieuwe Geschiedenis (Seminar on Early Modern History)


Other activities 
·         Co-organizer of Historisch Café
·         Board member of the Humanities PhD Council



  • de la Porte, E. J. (2014). History beyond the nation. Dutch world histories in the Enlightenment. De achttiende eeuw, 46(2), 50-78.
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