Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies

Ido de Haan

Professor of Political History, Department of History and Art History Utrecht University

Ido de Haan is professor of political history at Utrecht University. He published on Dutch, European history, among other things on the history and memory of the Holocaust in Western Europe, and on political and cultural reconstruction after large-scale violence. He is the editor, with Beatrice de Graaf and Brian Vick, of Securing Europe after Napoleon: 1815 and the New European Security Culture. Cambridge (Cambridge UP, 2019) and, with Matthijs Lok, of The Politics of Moderation in Modern European History (Palgrave Macmillan, 2019). Other recent publications in English include: “Failures and Mistakes: Images of Collaboration in Postwar Dutch Society,” in: Roni Stauber (ed.), Collaboration with the Nazis: Public Discourse after the Holocaust. (Routledge, 2010: 71-90); “An Unresolved Controversy – The Jewish Honor Court in the Netherlands 1946-1950,” in: Laura Jockusch & Gabriel Finder (eds.), Jewish Honor Courts: Revenge, Retribution, and Reconciliation in Europe and Israel after the Holocaust (Wayne State UP, 2015: 107-136); “Saving the Bystander,” in: Christina Morina & Krijn Thijs (eds.), Probing the Limits of Categorization: The Bystander in Holocaust History (Berghahn, 2018: 343-353); and “Guilt, Pride and Reputation. The Memory of Rescue of Jews in the Netherlands since 1945,” in: Natalia Aleksiun, Raphael Utz, and Zofia Wóycicka (eds.), The Rescue Turn: Holocaust Memory, Politics, and Debates. (Wayne State UP, forthcoming).

Ido de Haan is currently working on the role of silence in politics.