The Subject of History

Department of History | The Joint Faculties of Humanities and Theology


Liesbeth's research concerns dynastic rule in the Early Modern period, particularly in the Spanish Habsburg Monarchy. She has focused on dynastic history in both Europe and West-Asia, particularly in the Spanish-Habsburg Monarchy and Safavid Iran, writing about the role of junior family members in dynastic rule and the conceptualization of dynasties.

Liesbeth got her MA from Leiden University (2002) and PhD from the University of Amsterdam (2008), both in the Netherlands. Since 2008 she has worked as a lecturer at Utrecht University and Leiden University, and she has been a post-doctoral researcher at Leiden, Radboud University Nijmegen and Justus-Liebig-Universität Giessen (Germany).

Currently, she works together with Harald Gustafsson on a project titled ‘Re-thinking Dynastic Rule: Dynasties and State Formation in the Habsburg and Oldenburg Monarchies, 1500–1700’, funded by Riksbankens Jubileumsfond (2018-2020).



Editorships (1)
Articles (10)
Book chapters (6)
Conference contributions (1)

Research portal (Lund University)

Other tasks and qualifications

Assistant editor of The Court Historian

Series Editor, Early Modern Court Studies, Amsterdam University Press

Member Editorial Board for the book series Early Modern History, published by Editorial UNED (Universidad Nacional de Educación a Distancia, Madrid, Spain)

Elisabeth Geevers

Department of History

Contact information

E-mail elisabeth.geevershist.luse

Visiting address Helgonavägen 3, Lund

Postal address Box 192, 221 00 Lund

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