Wilma van den Brink received in 2008 her M.A. in Economic and Social History at the VU University Amsterdam. In her thesis she analyzed the impact of economic growth on the prostitution market in the Netherlands and specifically the Dutch city of Haarlem from 1850-1900. The outcome was also published in academic journals and she has given several guest lectures on the topic. She works as librarian at the University of Amsterdam/University of Applied Sciences Amsterdam.
Resume recent lectures
Guest lectures Radboud University Nijmegen (The Netherlands) in 2012 and 2013 on: “Prostitution in the Netherlands, 1850-1900. What are useful resources? (prezi-presentation).
Was my ancestor a prostitute in the low countries? If he or she was than chances are that you could find them as long as you know where to look. In this presentation I will give an overview of “hiding places” of prostitutes and brothel keepers that can be found in Dutch and Belgium archives. […]