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Matthijs Tieleman

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Matthijs’ dissertation examines the transatlantic connections between the American and Dutch Patriot Revolutions in the mid to late eighteenth century. Using previously undiscovered sources from American and European archives, such as espionage documents, printed materials, and records from revolutionary groups, his project argues that the Dutch and American revolutions of the eighteenth century were deeply entangled moments in history, sharing interconnected events and ideologies. Matthijs’ research illuminates how these entanglements shaped the revolutions in the Netherlands and America in the eighteenth century, inspired new revolutionary movements in the following decades, and proved foundational to the modern Dutch and American nation-states.


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Fields of Study

-Atlantic History

-Dutch History

-Age of Revolutions

-History of the American Revolution

-Early American History



Grants and Awards

-Center for New World Comparative Studies Fellowship, John Carter Brown Library, 2019-2020

-Society of the Cincinnati Fellowship, McNeil Center for Early American Studies, University of Pennsylvania, 2018-2019

-Lapidus Early American and Transatlantic Print Culture Fellowship, Omohundro Institute, College of William & Mary, 2018-2019


Advanced to Candidacy - UCLA (2016)

Master of Science (MSc) - The University of Edinburgh (2014)

Bachelor of Arts (BA) - VU University Amsterdam (2013)