School of History

About

Danielle van den Heuvel obtained a PhD from the University of Utrecht in 2007. She moved to the University of Kent in 2012 after holding postdoctoral research fellowships at Girton College and the Faculty of Economics at the University of Cambridge.

At Kent she teaches the social, cultural, and economic history of Europe between 1500 and 1800, with a special focus on urban history, gender, and material culture. She is the convener of the Early Modernists' Lunch Group and the founder (with Dr Jan Loop) of the MEMS Working Papers Series.

She has published widely on the position of women in early modern Dutch society, retailing during the Consumer Revolution, and street vending and informality (see Publications). Research funding awarded include a Rubicon Grant from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research and a British Academy Postdoctoral Fellowship. Her research won her several prizes including the J.R. Bruijn Prize (2003) for her work on sailors' wives, and the Thirsk-Feinstein Dissertation Prize (2008) and the IEHA Dissertation Prize (2009) for her work on female entrepreneurship.

Her current research has a highly interdisciplinary focus and centres around two main themes: the impact of institutions on marginal groups in early modern society, and life in city streets before industrialisation. In this context she explores topics such as the informal economy, women’s work, food markets, and ambulant trading.

She welcomes enquiries from prospective graduate students interested in working on the history of streets, informality and shadow economies, retailing and consumption, women’s work, and guilds, as well as other areas listed above.

Contact Information

Address

Room W2.W2
Rutherford College
University of Kent
Canterbury
Kent
CT2 7NX

Office Hours By appointment

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Publications

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Book section
van den Heuvel, D. (2015). Depictions and perceptions of street vendors in the Northern Netherlands, 1600-1800. in: Il commercio al minuto tra economia formale ed economia informale. Secc. XIII-XVIII. Firenze University Press.
Article
van den Heuvel, D. (2015). Policing peddlers. The prosecution of illegal street trade in eighteenth-century Dutch towns. The Historical Journal [Online] 58:367-392. Available at: http://journals.cambridge.org/abstract_S0018246X14000478.
Monograph
van den Heuvel, D. and van Nederveen Meerkerk, E. (2014). ‘Households, work and consumer changes. The case of tea and coffee sellers in 18th-century Leiden. MEMS Working Papers Series. Available at: http://www.kent.ac.uk/mems/n2_Heuvel%20%20Nederveen%20Meerkerk%20Working%20Paper%20MEMS_final.pdf.
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School of History, Rutherford College, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, CT2 7NX

T: +44 (0)1227 823710 or E: history@kent.ac.uk

Last Updated: 17/12/2015