Hester Dibbits

Hester Dibbits has been a lector in cultural heritage at the Reinwardt Academy since 2011. Starting in 2014, she has combined her work for the academy as endowed professor at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) at Erasmus University in Rotterdam, where Dibbits holds the chair of Historical Culture and Education, which was established by the LKCA. She previously worked as a researcher for the Ethnology Department of the Meertens Institute (KNAW) and as interim chief curator for the Netherlands Open Air Museum. In her work, Dibbits is always looking for connections between the scientific world and heritage. She uses a combined historical and ethnological perspective, focussing especially on heritage and the culture of everyday life. Dibbits supervises MA and PhD student as they research material culture, heritage, museums and education. She is the representative of the NWA route Living History of the National Science Agenda and a member of the National Research Council for Cultural Heritage.