Welcome to the Leidschrift website

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31 January, 2018
33.1. Stedenbouw
31 May, 2018
33.2. Japan en Nederland

Welcome to the Leidschrift website

 The Leidschrift Foundation publishes the journal Leidschrift, dealing with current historical debates.

Articles are not only intended for the academic community but also for the general reader with an interest in history. The editorial board consists of students and staff of the Historical Institute of Leiden University.

Among the historians who have contributed to Leidschrift are renowned scholars: for example Jan de Vries, Leonard Blussé, Wim Blockmans and Charles Tilly. Apart from professional historians Leidschrift regularly invites young researchers and talented students to present their work.

Leidschrift is published three times a year and each edition deals with a specific theme. Recent editions revolve around a wide range of themes.

A significant number of volumes contain articles in English. Available volumes may be ordered from the online store. For subscriptions and further information about Leidschrift, please contact us via e-mail ( This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.">This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.).

All articles from editions dating back over two years are avalibe in full text in the archive.