Ismee Tames

Prof. dr. Ismee Tames PhD

As from July 1, 2015 dr. Ismee Tames is professor History and Meaning of Resistance to Oppression and Persecution on behalf of Foundation 1940-1945, University Utrecht.

Ismee Tames (1976) is Program Leader War & Society at NIOD, Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies in Amsterdam and Arq Professor ‘History of Resistance in Times of War and Persecution’ at Utrecht University on behalf of Foundation 1940-1945.

Her main research interest centers on how people and their societies react to and deal with the situation of war and mass violence: their expectations, experiences and emotions. She follows a transnational and micro history approach, combined with methods from the social sciences and digital humanities.

Her current research includes projects on people involved in transnational resistance (with prof. Robert Gildea, Oxford University), refugee crises and forced migration (with prof. Christoph Rass, University of Osnabrück and dr. Henning Borggräfe, Arolsen Archives/ITS),  tipping points in totalizing war (with prof. Maartje Abbenhuis, University of Auckland).

Previously she published on liminality, resistance, collaboration, children in war, post war societies, neutrality and total war, integration and exclusion processes.