Willems, Willem J.H.

  • Monique H. van den DriesEmail author
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DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_1231-2

Basic Biographical Information

Professor Dr. Willem J.H. Willems (1950–2014) was one of the most prominent Dutch archaeologists. He steered three main national organizations and played a major role in the restructuring of the archaeological heritage management system in the Netherlands. He was also very active in the international arena of heritage management and produced an impressive list of academic publications. Without doubt, Willems also took the lead in committee and board participations, in presidencies, in academic professorships, in network size, and in air miles. During his long and impressive career of nearly 40 years, his professional passion was threefold: Roman archaeology, archaeological heritage management, and international collaboration.

After his academic training in Roman archaeology and anthropology at the University of Amsterdam and in anthropology at the University of Michigan (USA), he started his professional career in 1979 as the provincial archaeologist of...

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  1. An extensive bibliography is available at www.willemwillems.com
  2. Fernweh – Crossing borders and connecting people in archaeological heritage management. Essays in honour of prof. Willem J.H. Willems. 2015. Edited by Monique H. van den Dries, Sjoerd J. van der Linde and Amy Strecker. Leiden: Sidestone Press.Google Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchaeologyUniversity of LeidenLeidenThe Netherlands

Section editors and affiliations

  • Thanik Lertcharnrit
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  1. 1.Department of ArchaeologySilpakorn UniversityBangkokThailand