CV Dr. Hugo s'Jacob


Personal Details

Date of Birth 5 April 1939
Place of Birth Katwijk aan Zee, The Netherlands
Nationality Dutch


Leiden University, The Netherlands

Period 1976
Degree Ph.D.

Utrecht University, The Netherlands

Period 1958-1966
Degree MA

Work experience

- present Giving private lessons for non-Dutch scholars in reading and understanding the records of the VOC.
2000 Guest-researcher at the Institute for Dutch History, The Hague, editor of General Letters of Governor-General and Council to the Gentlemen Seventeen of the VOC.
1985-2000 Associate professor Outer-European History, Groningen University, The Netherlands
1972-1985 Assistant professor Early Modern History, Groningen University, The Netherlands
1968-1972 Research-fellow at Utrecht University, stationed at the General State Archives The Hague, research in VOC-archives on Dutch at the Malabar coast, India
1967-1968 Archival research in the Dutch Records at the Tamil Nadu State Archives, Chennai (Madras), India

Selected Publications

Main Books

The Rajas of Cochin 1663-1720. Kings, Chiefs and the Dutch East India Company. New Delhi. 2000.

(with Janny de Jong, Ge Prince) Niet-westerse geschiedenis. Benaderingen en thema's. (Non-western History. Concepts and Themes). Assen. 1998.

De Nederlanders in Kerala 1663-1701. De memories en instructies betreffende het commandement Malabar van de Verenigde Oost-Indische Compagnie. (The Dutch in Kerala 1663-1701. Memoranda and instructions concerning the Malabar command of the United East India Company). �s-Gravenhage. 1976

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