Town and countryside in a Dutch perspective
Op 31 December 2009 nam prof. dr. Pim Kooij afscheid als hoogleraar van de Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.
Voor deze gelegenheid stelde hij het boek Town and countryside in a Dutch perspective samen, dat in de Historia Agriculturae reeks verscheen. Het bevat onder meer zijn afscheidsrede ‘The Tiger and the Tram. Zoos as an urban wilderness’.
On 31 December 2009, Prof. Pim Kooij retired as Professor of Economic and Social History at the University of Groningen and as Professor of Rural History at Wageningen University. He also retired as managing director of the Netherlands Agricultural Historical Institute and as chief editor of Historia Agriculturae. In honour of this occasion, a special volume of Historia Agriculturae has been issued, containing previously published articles and a few new ones – including his valedictory lecture – covering the fields in which he has been active during his academic career.
Photo cover: Studio Gaaikema, Groningen.
Picture cover: Grote Markt Groningen, 1810 by H.L. Mijling (Groninger Museum).
Cover design: Frank de Wit
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