About

Reinhilde – call me Hilde – Sennema (1985), historian.

Photo by Femke van den Heuvel.

My main interest is the involvement of businesses on society, ranging from urban and regional developments to the consumer’s living room. This is also the common denominator in my studies: I started out as an art history student, graduated as a historian of architecture and urbanism, and now, in my doctoral research, I combine the disciplines of urban and business history. In my work, I analyze organizational storytelling and narratives to see which values represent organizations, and how they use these values to justify strategies, decisions, and policies.

 

Since 2018
Weekly columnist for Het Financieele Dagblad.

Talk about Rotterdam entrepreneurs & the post-war reconstruction at Museum Rotterdam. Photo by Kees Vrijdag.

Since 2015
Doctoral research at the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication.

Since 2012
Freelance researcher and writer. I worked for/with:

2009 – 2011
Researcher at SteenhuisMeurs, an agency for historical research and spatial transformation.

2006 – 2011
Bachelor and master History of Art & Architecture, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen.