Mr  J. Luitzen (Jan)

Jan Luitzen HvA
Work address:
Dr. Meurerhuis, Dokter Meurerlaan 8, 1067 SM Amsterdam
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Postbus 2165,1000 CD Amsterdam
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Linguistics, sports history and research
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Jan Luitzen works for Sports Studies - track ISMB as a lecturer, graduation coordinator and member of the Alumni and the Internship Office. He published novels, sports (words) books and academic and journalistic articles, among others in The International Journal of the History of Sport, De Moderne Tijd, Ex Tempore, Soccer &Society, Journal of Olympic History, Jaarboek van de Geschied- en Oudheidkundige Kring 'De Oranjeboom', Achilles, de SPORTWERELD, Hard gras and De Muur.

Together with Wim Zonneveld he wrote the studies Kicksen en wickets. Van cricket naar voetbal in Nederland1845-1888 (special Hard gras, 2017) and Hoe voetbal appeared in Nederland. Rood en Wit, H.F.C., H.V.V. and their mates, 1880-1910 (special de SPORTWERELD, 2018).

In 2020, VU linguist Luitzen received his PhD as a sports historian from the Radboud University in Nijmegen with the dissertation It had to be English. A cultural-historical analysis of the introduction of cricket, football and lawn tennis in the Netherlands and the role played by the boys' boarding school Noorthey and its alumni, 1820-1886.

Of this dissertation, Vivat! Vivat Noorthey! is an abridged and edited trade edition. Luitzen's PhD research was financially supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) and the Noorthey Society.

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