Benjamin Jacob Kaplan, American history professor. Recipient fellow Woodrow Wilson Center, 1999-2000, Friedrich Solmsen fellow Institute Research in Humanities, 1997, fellowship National Endowment Humanities, since 2001, Harold J. Grimm prize 16th Century Studies Conference, 1990, fellowship American Council Learned Societies, 1992.
- Assistant professor Brandeis University, Waltham, Massachusetts, 1989-1996, University Iowa, Iowa City, 1996-1998, associate professor, since 1998. Board directors Society Netherlandic History, 16th Century Studies Conference.
- Calvinists and Libertines: Confession and Community in Utrecht 1578-1620
- Why did the Netherlands, after the Dutch Reformation, emerge as the most religiously tolerant country in Europe? The causes lie in the struggle between the Calvinist desire to create a highly organized, disciplined church, and the broadstream, nonconformist "Libertine" alternative.
1989 - 1996
1996 - 1998