Prof. Dr. Henk te Velde is Professor of Dutch History at Leiden University, the Netherlands.
He has a wide range of research interests including the history of political eloquence and debate; political culture and legitimacy; and national identity.
Henk te Velde is currently directing the research projects “The persistence of civic identities in the Netherlands, 1747-1848” and “The promise of organization. Political associations, 1820-1890, debate and practice”.
Recent publications include Organizing Democracy. Reflections on the Rise of Political Organizations in the Nineteenth Century (Palgrave 2017; ed. with Dr. Maartje Janse) and Sprekende politiek. Redenaars en hun publiek in de parlementaire gouden eeuw (Prometheus: Amsterdam, 2015). He is co-editor of the Palgrave Studies in Political History.
Since 2018, Henk te Velde is President of the Assocation for Political History.