Frits Boterman, born in Amsterdam, the Netherlands, in 1948. Ph.D. from the University of Amsterdam. Professor of Modern German History at the University of Groningen and Assistant Professor at the Department of Contemporary History at the University of Amsterdam.
Dutch/Northrhine-Westphalian Fellow (1 September 2002 – 31 January 2003)
My research during my year at NIAS focussed on the following questions: to what extent was the “German factor” in the period 1800-1940 influential for the articulation of a national identity and the political-cultural debates in the Netherlands. Where did these influences consist of? How did the influence of the German culture and politics on the Netherlands change over time?