Studia Rosenthaliana

Journal of the History, Culture and Heritage of the Jews in the Netherlands

Studia Rosenthaliana is the world’s only scholarly journal on the history, culture and heritage of the Jews in the Netherlands, its colonies and diasporas. It was established by the Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, University of Amsterdam, in 1967 and covers a wide variety of subjects. Studia Rosenthaliana is a double-blind peer-reviewed fully "diamond" open access English-language journal. It appears twice a year.


Studia Rosenthaliana was founded in 1967. It appeared with Van Gorcum from 1967 to 1998, Amsterdam University Press from 1999 to 2001 and Peeters from 2002-2014. All previous issues except 2014 have been digitized and can be found here.

From 2020 the journal appears again with Amsterdam University Press. The process of editing and publishing is coordinated from the Menasseh ben Israel Institute for Jewish Social and Cultural Studies in Amsterdam, an academic collaboration between the University of Amsterdam and the Amsterdam Jewish Cultural Quarter.

Aims and scope

The journal is open to article submissions on all aspects of on the history, culture and heritage of the Jews in the Netherlands, its colonies and diasporas. It is interested in all disciplines including (but not limited to) the fields of Jewish History, Jewish Studies, Amsterdam, Yiddish, Antisemitism, the Dutch Republic, Religious Studies, Ashkenazic Studies, Sephardic Studies, Booklore, Book History, Judaism, Yiddish Studies, Literature, Art, Philosophy, Economic History, Social History, Linguistics, Holocaust Studies, Political History, Early Modern History and Modern History.

Peer Review Process

Submitted manuscripts are read by members of the editorial board, who decide whether to accept for peer review. Once accepted for peer review, the anonymized version is read by two external reviewers (double blind peer review), who report to the editorial board. The editorial board decides whether to accept, conditionally accept or reject the manuscript. If the article is conditionally accepted, it will be returned to the author for revision, upon which the editors take the final decision to accept or reject the article for publication. Authors will need to sign a Consent to Publish Agreement prior to publication. 


Rachel Boertjens Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, ([email protected])
Dr. Bart Wallet University of Amsterdam, Free University of Amsterdam, ([email protected])
Dr. David Wertheim Menasseh ben Israel Insititute ([email protected])
Prof. Irene Zwiep University of Amsterdam ([email protected])

Review Editor

Dr. Alexander van der Haven University of Bergen ([email protected])

Editorial Office

The Menasseh ben Israel Institute functions as the editorial office of Studia Rosenthaliana.
Manuscripts should be submitted digitally as a word file to [email protected].
Authors should carefully read and follow the instructions in the Guide for Authors.

Contact information
Menasseh ben Israel Institute
Postal address:    PO Box 16737 NL-1001 RE Amsterdam
Visiting address: Nieuwe Amstelstraat 3-5, Amsterdam
E-mail: [email protected]
Telephone: +31(0)20 5310324

Book reviews Studia Rosenthaliana publishes reviews of books on Dutch Jewish History. Review copies can be sent to our review editor Alexander van der Haven.
Postal address: Department of Archaeology, History, Cultural Studies and Religion University of Bergen POB 7805, 5020 Bergen, Norway

Editorial Board
Prof. Marion Aptroot Heinrich Heine Universität, Düsseldorf, Germany, ([email protected])
Prof. Avriel Bar-Levav The Open University of Israel, ([email protected])
Prof. Aviva Ben-Ur University of Massachusetts Amherst. ([email protected])
Prof. Karin Hofmeester International Institute of Social History, Netherlands, ([email protected])
Prof. Wim Klooster Clark University, ([email protected])
Dr. Gerben Zaagsma University of Luxembourg, ([email protected])

Advisory Board
Prof. Shmuel Feiner Bar Ilan University, Israel
Prof. Matt Goldish Ohio State University, USA
Prof. Jonathan Israel Institute of Advanced Studies, Princeton, USA
Prof. Yosef Kaplan Hebrew University Jerusalem
Prof. James Kennedy Universiteit Utrecht
Prof. Vivian Liska Universiteit Antwerpen, Hebrew University
Prof. Dan Michman Bar Ilan University/ Yad Vashem, Israel
Prof. Steven Nadler University of Wisconsin-Madison
Prof. Emile Schrijver University of Amsterdam, director Jewish Historical Museum Amsterdam

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