Gerrit Voogt

Associate Professor of History

Department of History and Philosophy

Kennesaw State University




Born in Delft, the Netherlands, I received my B.A. and M.A. degrees in History from the Vrije Universiteit in Amsterdam. I got my Ph.D. from Georgia State University. I joined the History department at Kennesaw State University in 1990, and teach a wide variety of courses on world history and the history of ideas. I taught some of these courses in Paris, in the Studies Abroad program of the European Council of Georgia.


My research interest revolves around the history of ideas and particularly the topic of religious tolerance in Early Modern Europe. My book Constraint on Trial, on the controversial Dutch champion of tolerance, Dirck Volckertsz. Coornhert, appeared in 2000. My annotated translation of Henk Bongers standard biography of Coornhert The Life and Work of Dirck Volckertszoon Coornhert- was published in 2004.


Updated 27 April 2005