How do historians build their career, what motivates them and how they deal with professional and personal challenges? What shapes their professional path? Dr Michael Green from the Faculty of Philosophy and History welcomes you to his podcast, where he will be inviting interesting guests to explore their stories.
In the first episode of the podcast, the guest of Michael Green is Prof. (em.) Willem Frijhoff, from the Erasmus University of Rotterdam, a prominent Dutch historian, who shaped the shape of Dutch history in the past 40 years. His research interests range from history of religious persecution and migration, through history of education to local history. Willem Frijhoff talks about his academic beginnings, decision to quit seminary and study history, his education in France and then his decision to return to the Netherlands. You will also hear about the challenges and goals that a historian, especially a young historian, is facing nowadays.