Camille Creyghton researches and publishes within the domains of intellectual history, cultural history and history of political culture from the end of the 18th until the first half of the 20th century. She teaches in the History and Cultural Studies programmes of the University of Amsterdam. Her current research project studies the transfer of ideas among political exiles from various national backgrounds in a couple of European cities in the period 1830-1848.
Her first book Résurrections de Michelet on French history writing and politics in the 19th and 20th centuries appeared with Éditions de l’EHESS (Paris) in November 2019.
She is mainly interested in questions concerning revolution and exile, political representation, history of science and humanities, and European thought. In addition, she has a vivid interest in current European politics.
Together with her colleagues Annelien De Dijn, Boyd van Dijk, Lucia Admiraal, Matthijs Lok en René Koekkoek she organizes the Amsterdam-Utrecht Seminar Global Intellectual History.
Camille Creyghton obtained the doctorate at the University of Amsterdam in 2016 with a thesis on the afterlife of the French historian Jules Michelet in French historiography and politics since 1870. After that, she stayed three months at the Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte in Berlin with a grant of the Dutch Network of Women Professors. Subsequently, she was a Junior Research Fellow at the Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences and a Visiting Fellow at the Leibniz-Institut für Europäische Geschichte in Mainz.
Since September 2018 is Camille Creyghton a Visiting Fellow at the Centre for the Study of the History of Political Thought of Queen Mary University of London. In past years, she taught on art history and cultural history from the Renaissance till the present, modern cultural theory and cultural criticism, the history of philosophy and nationalism.
Camille studied history and philosophy at the K.U.Leuven (Belgium) and the École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris. During her studies in Leuven she contributed writing a series of history textbooks for Flemish secondary schools, entitled Passages. In addition to her academic work, she regularly writes theatre reviews for Theaterkrant.nl, an online magazine for the performing arts. In February 2020, she won the biannual “Banning” prize for a political essay by a young thinker.