Annemieke Romein studied History (2007) at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, and Teaching and Education (History, 2008; Social Sciences, 2008) at Leiden University. After being a teacher in history for four years, she returned to academia in 2011 to work on a PhD-research regarding the use of fatherland-terminology in Hesse-Cassel, Jülich and Brittany between 1642-1655. In January 2016, she defended her PhD thesis. While teaching didactics at Fontys University for Applied Sciences (Tilburg), she learned she had been awarded a NWO Rubicon-grant to research early modern political history at Ghent University. Her current research focusses on the relation (communication by means of legislation) between provinces and cities while creating social order. It is a comparative study between Flanders (Ghent) and Holland (Dordrecht).