Ets Haim and Identity within the Context of the Early Modern Amsterdam Debate on Citizenship

Julia van der Krieke is focusing on the evolution of the concept of citizenship arising out of the negotiations for legal recognition and rights of the Sephardic Community in seventeenth-century Amsterdam and other Dutch cities. Looking at sources from the municipal archives and the Ets Haim library, Julia is especially interested in the sometimes conflicting official legal demands and prescriptions placed on the Sephardim on one hand and the daily reality in the city, on the other hand.