Fenneke Sysling

Fenneke Sysling is a historian at Leiden University. She researches earlier scientists, especially those working in the Dutch colonies. Her work examines the role of ordinary people as research subjects, influencers, and users of scientific knowledge.

In Dutch

Her research also raises questions about how to improve research practices today. During her time with The Young Academy, she will work to keep the issues of research integrity and quality science journalism on the agenda.







 Main position

 Assistant professor






 History of science, medicine and colonialism


 Member since



 Connected to

 Leiden University, Institute for History 




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