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Dr Sjoerd Levelt studied Dutch and English Medieval Studies in Amsterdam, Berkeley and Oxford, received his PhD in Combined Historical Studies at the Warburg Institute (2010), and in 2012 was elected to the Fellowship of the Royal Historical Society. He won the Society for Renaissance Studies Book Prize 2012 for his book Jan van Naaldwijk’s Chronicles of Holland: Continuity and Transformation in the Historical Tradition of Holland during the Early Sixteenth Century, a study of the late medieval historical traditions of Holland and their continuations in the early modern period. He previously taught at the Universities of Exeter and Sussex, and was a research fellow on The Poly-Olbion Project (poly-olbion.exeter.ac.uk), where he studied John Selden’s prose commentary to Michael Drayton’s seventeenth-century chorographical poem about Britain, Poly-Olbion, in relation to Selden’s annotations in his own books, now in the Bodleian Library, Oxford. Levelt’s areas of interest include the medieval and early modern historiographical traditions of the Netherlands and Britain, book history, and manuscript culture in the first centuries of printing.