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MemberNiels Falch

…University Of Groningen…
…University of Groningen

University of Amsterdam

Leiden University

Conservatory of Zwolle

Conservatory of Enschede

Conservatory of Amsterdam…

Niels Falch received his Ph.D. in popular music in 2020 from the University of Groningen in the Netherlands with the thesis: From Oy to Joy: Jewish Musical Style in American Popular Songs, 1892-1945. He is also a guest blogger at the Recorded Sound Archives (RSA) part of the Florida Atlantic University Libraries (FAU). Niels Falch is interested in popular music, Jewish music, jazz, songwriting, American music, Yiddish theater, and forensic musicology.

MemberTon van Kalmthout

Ton van Kalmthout studied Dutch Language and Literature at the University of Nijmegen (now Radboud University Nijmegen) and gained his Ph.D. in 1998 at the University of Amsterdam with a thesis on multidisciplinary art clubs in the Netherlands between 1880 and 1914. He worked as a teacher of Dutch at secondary school, and taught at the teacher-training programmes for Dutch at Hogeschool Rotterdam and the University of Leiden. He also worked as a teacher and post-doctoral researcher at the Dutch Language and Culture Section of the University of Groningen. Since 2005, he is a senior researcher at Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands. His field of interest is the international distribution and reception of literature in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

MemberCarlo Ierna

My name is Carlo Ierna and I’m currently working as a lecturer in history of philosophy at the Radboud Universiteit Nijmegen and the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. I’ve previously been part-time, fixed-term lecturer at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (feb-mar and sep-oct 2017 and feb-mar 2018), Utrecht University (Nov 2018-Jan 2019), Leiden University (Sep 2018-Feb 2019), and the University of Groningen (2016-2018). During 2017 I was part of the research team working on the project “From Logical Objectivism to Reism: Bolzano and the School of Brentano”, together with Robin Rollinger and Hynek Janousek, and member of the Institute of Philosophy at the Czech Academy of the Sciences. From January to May 2014 I was a Visiting Fellow in Philosophy at Harvard and in the summer of 2015 at the Brentano Archives in Graz. From 2012 to 2016 I was a postdoctoral researcher at Utrecht University with an NWO VENI research project on the renewal of the ideal of “Philosophy as Science” in the School of Brentano. In September 2016 I obtained my university teaching qualification. From 2009 to 2012 I worked on a postdoctoral project at the KULeuven on the philosophy of mathematics and logic in the School of Brentano.

MemberMichael Stevenson

I’m an associate professor of New Media & Digital Methods at the Media Studies dept., University of Amsterdam (NL). My research interests include a range of topics in web history, software studies and digital culture. I’m currently working on a book project called Making Media New, about the rise and significance of ‘web-native’ culture in the mid- to late-1990s. I am also a founding member of the Digital Methods Initiative (University of Amsterdam), and regularly lead digital methods workshops and projects at our summer and winter schools. I also maintain the webcultures mailing list, an announcements and discussion list for web history and allied fields. I received my PhD from the University of Amsterdam in 2013, and was an assistant professor at the University of Groningen (NL) from 2013-2017. In 2015 I was awarded a Veni personal research grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) for my project ‘The web that was.’ The project concerns the material and symbolic significance of the Perl programming language for the early web, and provides the basis for several case studies presented in my book.