Lia van Gemert will become emeritus professor on 1 December. Unfortunately, due to the current COVID restrictions, her valedictory speech is postponed until further notice.
Lia will stay affiliated with the UvA as guest researcher, but she will hand over the directorship of the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age. Frans Grijzenhout and Geert Janssen will take over temporarily as the Centre’s directors.
ASH wants to thank Lia for her extraordinary commitment to the Amsterdam Centre for the Study of the Golden Age, a crucial research group for ICG and later ASH. We are also very grateful for her generous and ongoing care for junior researchers.