Henk Wesseling, born in The Hague, the Netherlands, in 1937. Ph.D. from Leiden University. Professor Emeritus of Contemporary History at Leiden University and Former Rector of the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (1995 to 2002).
Honorary Fellow (1 September 2004 – 30 June 2005)
FRENCH HISTORY (NINETEENTH-TWENTIETH CENTURY).
During the third year of my Honorary Fellowship, for which I would like to thank the Directorate of NIAS, my work on a book with the provisional title of “France at War, 1870-1962” took up much of my time. The publications that came out during that year can be found in the list of publications I attached to my more extensive progress report.