Jan Luitzen, J.

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Dr. Jan Luitzen works as a lecturer, graduation coordinator and member of Team Alumni and the Internship Office of the bachelor programma Sports Studies - track international Sports, Management and Business. 

He published novels, sports books/dictionaries and academic and journalistic artcles, among others in The International Journal of the History of SportDe Moderne TijdEx Tempore, Soccer & SocietyJournal of Olympic HistoryJaarboek van de Geschied- en Oudheidkundige Kring 'De Oranjeboom'Achillesde SPORTWERELDHard gras and De Muur.

Together with Wim Zonneveld he wrote the studies Kicksen en Wickets. Van cricket naar voetbal in Nederland 1845-1888 (special Hard gras, 2017) and Hoe voetbal verscheen in Nederland. Rood en Wit, H.F.C., H.V.V. en hun kornuiten, 1880-1910 (special de SPORTWERELD, 2018).

On 23 november 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.

Luitzen is now engaged in further research in this cultural-historical field, namely revealing the sports activities of other boarding schools in the nineteenth century. 




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