Eric ‘Monty’ Beekman, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1939. Ph.D. from Harvard University, Cambridge. Professor of Dutch Literature, Language and Culture at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. († 2008)
Fellow (1 September 1989 – 30 June 1990)
I achieved two main goals in my year at the NIAS: 1) the research of the writings of the nineteenth-century naturalist Franz Wilhelm Junghuhn and; 2) the study of the relevant sources on Holland’s first voyage to the East Indies.