CV

dr. R.J. Stapel
International Institute of Social History
P.O. Box 2169
1000 CD Amsterdam
The Netherlands
Phone: +31 20 6685866
E-mail: rombert.stapel@iisg.nl
Personal website: http://www.rombertstapel.com/
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Current Appointments
2023–  Senior Researcher, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL; Geohumanities Research Coordinator for the KNAW Humanities Cluster
2019–  Affiliated Member, DH Lab, KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam, NL

Education
2008–2017  Ph.D., History (cum laude / with distinction), Leiden University, NL
Dissertation Title:  The Late Fifteenth-Century Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order: Manuscripts, Sources, and Authorship
2001–2008  M.A., Medieval History, Leiden University, NL
Thesis Title (translated):  ‘Among these knights are also priests’. A prosopographical study of the priest-brethren of the Teutonic Order in the Utrecht bailiwick, 1350-1600

Professional Experience
2015–2022  Postdoctoral Researcher, International Institute of Social History, Amsterdam, NL
2021
  Lecturer, Vrije Universiteit, Amsterdam, NL
2018–2019  
Postdoctoral Researcher, International Institute of Social History, ‘HINDI Project: The Historical Dynamics of Industrialization in Northwestern Europe and China ca. 1800-2010: a Regional Interpretation’ (link)
2015  Global Fellow, Weatherhead Initiative on Global History, Harvard University, USA
2013–2018  Researcher, International Institute of Social History, ‘Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000’ (link)
2010–2015  Lecturer (various appointments), Institute for History, Leiden University, NL
2008–2013  Guest-Ph.D. Student, Institute for History, Leiden University, NL
2008–2012  Ph.D. Student, Fryske Akademy, Leeuwarden, NL

Honors & Awards
2011  ADHO Bursary Award, DH Conference at Stanford University, Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations

Publications
Books

Stapel, R.J. (ed.) (2024) The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order. A History of the Crusades in the Holy Land, Prussia, and Livonia (Edition and Translation). Translated by R.J. Stapel and C.M. Saridjo. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2021) Medieval Authorship and Cultural Exchange in the Late Fifteenth Century: The Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order. Abingdon/New York: Routledge. Cite
Available for purchase here (monograph, 2021) and here (edition and translation, 2024).

Refereed Journal Articles

Refereed Book Chapters

Oostindiër, A.E. and Stapel, R.J. (2022) ‘Demographic Shifts and the Politics of Taxation in the Making of Fifteenth-Century Brabant’, in M.J.M. Damen and K. Overlaet (eds) Constructing and Representing Territory in Late Medieval and Early Modern Europe. Amsterdam: AUP, pp. 141–178. Available at: https://library.oapen.org/bitstream/handle/20.500.12657/52143/9789048551804.pdf?sequence=1#page=142 (Accessed: 1 January 2022). Cite

Journal Articles

Stapel, R.J. (2022) ‘Middeleeuws Brabant online’, Noordbrabants Historisch Jaarboek, 39, pp. 135–138. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2021) ‘Reconstructie van de Grote Waard, 1421’, Holland: historisch tijdschrift, 53(2), pp. 69–73. Available at: https://tijdschriftholland.nl/wp-content/uploads/04-Stapel_hld20212.pdf (Accessed: 21 February 2024). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2017) ‘Holland rond 1500: een geografische verkenning van de Enqueste (1494) en Informacie (1514)’, Holland: historisch tijdschrift, 49(4), pp. 177–184. Available at: http://tijdschriftholland.nl/wp-content/uploads/LR_2017_4.pdf (Accessed: 3 February 2020). Cite

Book Chapters

Stapel, R.J. (2021) ‘Een rekenoefening in drie akten. Bevolking, priesters en hun herkomst in het bisdom Utrecht (begin zestiende eeuw)’, in H. van Engen, H. Nijdam, and K. van Vliet (eds) Macht, bezit en ruimte. Opstellen over de noordelijke Nederlanden in de middeleeuwen. Hilversum: Verloren, pp. 471–487. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2020) ‘Preußen und die frühe Verbreitung der “Jüngeren Hochmeisterchronik”. Kulturelle Verbindungen zwischen Utrecht, Königsberg und Mergentheim (um 1480-1530)’, in M.-L. Heckmann and J. Sarnowsky (eds) Schriftlichkeit im Preußenland. Osnabrück: Fibre (Tagungsberichte der Historischen Kommission für ost- und westpreußische Landesforschung, 30), pp. 211–231. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2017) ‘Kaart van het Graafschap Holland (1795)’, in F.W. Lantink and J.J. Temminck (eds) Heerlijkheden in Holland. Hilversum: Verloren (Publicaties van de Stichting Vrienden van het Noord-Hollands Archief, 3), pp. 111-116 [met kaart]. Cite
Bos-Rops, J.A.M.Y., Oost, H.G. and Stapel, R.J. (2017) ‘Archievenoverzicht van heerlijkheden en legenda bij de kaart van het Graafschap Holland (1795)’, in F.W. Lantink and J.J. Temminck (eds) Heerlijkheden in Holland. Hilversum: Verloren (Publicaties van de Stichting Vrienden van het Noord-Hollands Archief, 3), pp. 117–152. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2016) ‘Priest-brethren in the Utrecht bailiwick, their superiors and their ties to the community’, in U. Arnold (ed.) Priester im Deutschen Orden. Vorträge der Tagung der Internationalen Historischen Kommission zur Erforschung des Deutschen Ordens in Wien 2012. Weimar: VDG (Quellen und Studien zur Geschichte des Deutschen Ordens, 77), pp. 61–73. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2015) ‘The development of a medieval scribe’, in O. Duntze, T. Schaßan, and G. Vogeler (eds) Kodikologie und Paläographie im Digitalen Zeitalter 3 / Codicology and Palaeography in the Digital Age 3. Norderstedt: Books on Demand (Schriften des Instituts für Dokumentologie und Editorik, 10), pp. 67–86. Available at: http://nbn-resolving.de/urn:nbn:de:hbz:38-71519. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2014) ‘Priests in the military orders. A prosopographical survey of the priest-brethren in the Utrecht bailiwick of the Teutonic Order (1350-1600)’, in K. Toomaspoeg (ed.) Analecta Theutonica. Studies for the History of the Teutonic Order 1. Galatina: Congedo (Acta Theutonica, 10), pp. 99–149. Available at: https://pure.knaw.nl/admin/files/1011327/Stapel_Priests_in_the_military_orders_Analecta_Theutonica_1_2014_proofreading_adjusted.pdf. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2012) ‘Power to the Educated? Priest-brethren and their Education, using Data from the Utrecht Bailiwick of the Teutonic Order (1350-1600)’, in P. Edbury (ed.) The Military Orders 5: Politics and Power. Farnham: Ashgate, pp. 337–348. Available at: https://pure.knaw.nl/admin/files/1011432/041_Chapter_29_Stapel.pdf. Cite
Stapel, R.J. and Vollmann-Profe, G. (2010) ‘Cronike van der Duytscher Oirden (Chronicle of the Teutonic Order)’, Encyclopedia of the Medieval Chronicle. Edited by G. Dunphy. Leiden/Boston: Brill. Cite

Datasets

Stapel, R.J. (2023) ‘Historical Atlas of the Low Countries (1350-1800)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/PGFYTM (Accessed: 10 October 2023). Cite
Stapel, R.J. et al. (2023) ‘“(Re)counting the Uncounted”: Catalogue and Typology of Premodern Censuses in the Low Countries’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/4FWVNL. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2023) ‘“(Re)counting the Uncounted”: Documentation and Instructions’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/HWDA3Z. Cite
Stapel, R.J. et al. (2023) ‘“(Re)counting the Uncounted”: Repository of Digitised Premodern Censuses in the Low Countries’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/E5BC1Y. Cite
Stapel, R.J. et al. (2023) ‘“(Re)counting the Uncounted”: Links between Censuses and Historical GIS’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/9ZTT0C. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2023) ‘Diplomatic editions Utrecht Chronicle of the Teutonic Order (XML/TEI)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/FDTWVG (Accessed: 28 August 2022). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2023) ‘Provincial maps of China (around 1938)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/T41V65 (Accessed: 22 March 2022). Cite
Damen, M.J.M. et al. (2021) Hertogdom Brabant, Het hertogdom Brabant in de late middeleeuwen. Available at: https://hertogdombrabant.nl/ (Accessed: 26 August 2021). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2021) ‘Duchy of Brabant GIS Collection’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/UOKBYL (Accessed: 21 June 2020). Cite
Stapel, R. (2021) ‘Curaçao Historical Administrative Areas (1792-1954)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/QKLHUV. Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2021) ‘Reconstruction of the Grote Waard (Holland) prior to the St Elisabeth’s Flood (1421)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/XZAHCX (Accessed: 4 June 2021). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2021) ‘Ordinations of priests in the medieval diocese of Utrecht (1505-1518)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://hdl.handle.net/10622/IEYIUX (Accessed: 16 May 2023). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2020) ‘OpenGazAm: Linked Open Data Gazetteer of the Early-Modern Americas. Digitalisation of Jedidiah Morse, The American Gazetteer (Boston 1797)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://datasets.iisg.amsterdam/dataverse/opengazam (Accessed: 13 February 2021). Cite
Oostindiër, A.E. and Stapel, R.J. (2020) ‘Fiscal repartitions for the Duchy of Brabant (1383-1572)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10622/WGEKRX (Accessed: 12 February 2020). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2020) ‘Hearth and Population Censuses for the Duchy of Brabant (1374-1800)’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10622/YGRTHJ (Accessed: 12 February 2020). Cite
Stapel, R.J. (2017) ‘Mint Houses of the Low Countries’. IISH Data Collection. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10622/MLVN7A (Accessed: 8 July 2020). Cite
‘Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000’ (2016). IISH Data Collection. Available at: https://datasets.iisg.amsterdam/dataverse/labourrelations. Cite
Zuijderduijn, C.J., Stapel, R.J. and Lucassen, J.M.W.G. (2016) ‘Coin Production in the Low Countries’. Data Archiving and Networked Services (DANS). Available at: https://doi.org/10.17026/dans-xev-46h7. Cite

Refereed Conference Proceedings

Thesis

Working Papers

Stapel, R.J. (2018) ‘Coin Evidence as a Proxy for Wage Labour in Medieval England and Wales. Spatial and Temporal Changes, 1066-1660’. ESSHC. Available at: https://pure.knaw.nl/ws/portalfiles/portal/6561052/Rombert_Stapel_ESSHC_2018.pdf (Accessed: 8 July 2020). Cite
Hofmeester, K.M. et al. (2015) ‘The Global Collaboratory on the History of Labour Relations, 1500-2000: Background, Set-Up, Taxonomy, and Applications’. Available at: http://hdl.handle.net/10622/4OGRAD (Accessed: 8 July 2020). Cite
Lucassen, J.M.W.G. and Stapel, R.J. (2014) ‘Labour Relations in India 1500-now’. Economic and Social History Seminar Papers, Utrecht University. Available at: http://www.cgeh.nl/sites/default/files/lucassenrompert_labour_2014.pdf. Cite

Book Reviews

Presentations
A full list of presentations can be accessed here: https://pure.knaw.nl/portal/en/persons/rombert-stapel/activities/.

Grants
2023–2025 HisGIS 1832: Digitizing, Vectorising, and Modelling the Napoleonic Cadastre of the Netherlands (R. J. Stapel and Thomas Vermaut (PI)). Ministry of Education / Rijksdienst voor Cultureel Erfgoed. €750.000.
2020–2023  (Re)counting the Uncounted. Replication and Contextualisation of Premodern Dutch and Belgian Population Estimates (1350-1800) (R. J. Stapel (PI)). NWO Replication Studies, third round. €149.000.
2021–2023  Common Language for Accessibility, Interoperability, and Reusability in Historical Demography (CLAIR-HD) (R. J. Stapel (PI) together with Rick Mourits, who initiated and coordinated the project). NWO Open Science Fund. €49.000.
2017–2018
  OpenGazAm: Linked Open Data Gazetteers of the Americas (R. J. Stapel (PI)). CLARIAH Research Pilot. €58.000.
2017–2019  TICCLAT: Text-Induced Corpus Correction and Lexical Assessment Tool (Reynaert, M. (PI), Keuleers, E., van der Sloot, K., Depuydt, K., Bloothooft, G. & Stapel, R. J.). eScience Center Advancing Scientific Discovery in the Humanities Call. €100.000 and 1fte/yr contribution in kind. R.J. Stapel: €5.000.
2016–2017  Coin Production in the Low Countries, 1334-1789 (C. J. Zuijderduijn (PI), R. J. Stapel and J. M. W. G. Lucassen). Small Data Project, Data Archiving and Networked Services. €8.000

Professional Memberships
Historische Kommission für ost- und westpreußische Landesforschung
European Association for Digital Humanities
European Society for Environmental History
Society for the Study of the Crusades and the Latin East
Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap
Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde