Prof.dr. K.J.P.F.M. (Charles) Jeurgens

Position:
  • Professor of Archival Sciences


Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2698
E-Mail: k.j.p.f.m.jeurgens@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Vaderlandse Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.61
Telephone number: +31 (0)71 527 2698
E-Mail: k.j.p.f.m.jeurgens@hum.leidenuniv.nl
Faculty / Department: Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen, Institute for History, Algemene Geschiedenis
Office Address: Johan Huizingagebouw
Doelensteeg 16
2311 VL Leiden
Room number 1.61
Personal Homepage: www.hum.leiden.edu/​history/​staff/​jeurgens.html


Spreekuur / Hours

Na afspraak / by appointment

Fields of interest

The use of archives in historical research, representation issues, appraisal and selection of archives and colonial archives.

Curriculum vitae

Charles Jeurgens (1960) was born in Aarle-Rixtel. He studied social and economic history at the University of Leiden. In 1991 he obtained his Ph.D. in Leiden on a dissertation about the planning of one of the major infrastructural works in the Netherlands in the 19th century: the reclamation of lake Haarlem.

In 1991-1992 he studied archivistics at the Rijksarchiefschool in The Hague and worked at the Rijksarchief in Noord-Brabant in ‘s-Hertogenbosch. From 1992-1994 he worked as editor of sources of the Batavian-French period at the Institute of Netherlands History in The Hague. In 1994 he became Keeper of the Records of the municipality Schiedam and between 1999-2009 he was Keeper of the records of Dordrecht and director of the Heritage Center DiEP. Between 2009-2012 he was head of the research section on appraisal and selection issues of the National Archives in The Hague. Since 2012 he is teaching archival science at Amsterdam University. Since 2004 he is part-time professor of archivistics at Leiden University.

Lectures

Waardering en selectie van archieven. Overvloed en onbehagen. (13 oktober 2008)

Op zoek naar verloren tijd. Archieven, archivarissen en de betekenis van overbrenging. (10 april 2008)

Archieven en wetenschappelijk onderzoek. (31 mei 2006)

Historians and archivists. Two disciplines working with the same papers. (mei 2005)

Major publications

De Haarlemmermeer. Een studie in planning en beleid, 1836-1858 (Amsterdam 1991)

Ch. Jeurgens en H. Meulenaars, Inventaris van het archief van de familie Van Lanschot, 1294-1900(1982) (’s-Hertogenbosch 1994)

Ch. Jeurgens en P.M.M. Klep, Informatieprocessen van de Bataafs-Franse overheid, 1795-1813 (Den Haag1995)

P. Emonts, A.Polat, H. van der Hert en Ch. Jeurgens (reds), Gurbetçi. Kayapinar, migrantendorp in Turkije (Dordrecht 2001)

‘Statistics as an instrument in the struggle against water, 1700-1850’ inP.M.M. Klep and Ida H. Stamhuis (eds), The statistical mind in a pre-statistical era: the Netherlands 1750-1850 (Amsterdam 2002) 299-320

‘Het weer in Rijnland. Beschrijven of meten: een wereld van verschil’ in Tijdschrift voor Waterstaatsgeschiedenis 12 (2003) 79-88

‘The land where the water ends. Dordrecht, a Dutch town in the 17th century/El Pais donde termina el agua. Dordrecht, una ciudad Holandesa en el siglo XVII’ in: Masters of the Dutch Golden Age in Dordrecht/Maestros del siglo de oro Holandés en Dordrecht (Santiago de Chile 2003) 28-55

Work in progress

Colonial archives as information networks

Appraisal and selection of archives in a digital age

Last Modified: 16-02-2016