Honory doctorates 2002

Prof. dr. I.J. (Ieb) Brugmans

Honorary supervisor Prof. Dr. H.F.M. van den Eerenbeemt - 1977 – Faculteit Sociale Wetenschappen

Izaak Johannes Brugmans (Groningen, 1896–The Hague, 1992) was a Dutch historian. He studied history at the University of Amsterdam.

Prof. dr. I.J. Brugmans

After his kandidaats examination in Literature and Law and the doctoraal examination (Mater’s exam) in Constitutional Law, he received his PhD from Professor David van Embden on November 22, 1925 for the thesis De arbeidende klasse in Nederland in de 19e eeuw (1813-1870) (The working class in the Netherlands in the 19th century). A second edition of this thesis appeared in 1929 and was reprinted nine more times between 1958 and 1978.

From 1923 to 1929, he worked at the bureau of statistics of the City of Amsterdam and, from 1929 to 1940, at the Department of Education and Religious Affairs in the then Dutch East Indies. Here, as of 1939, he worked on the establishment of a faculty of arts in Batavia (present-day Jakarta). At its opening in 1940, he became Chair of the faculty and Professor of General History. From 1942 to 1945, he was imprisoned in a Japanese camp.

In 1947, Brugmans was appointed Professor of Economic History at the School of Economics of the University of Amsterdam. He was granted emeritus status in September 1967; the title of his farewell address was "Clio and the Computer.”

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