Willem Otterspeer

The Netherlands, 1950

Willem Otterspeer has been Professor of University History at Leiden University since 1997. He investigates the lives of prominent Leiden professors. Otterspeer wrote the biographies Bolland (1995), Hermans in Hout (2010) and De hand van Huizinga (2009), and in 2005 published the third volume of Groepsportret met dame, a history of Leiden University. Reading Huizinga is discussed in detail in Nexus Review.