About us

The Society for Nobility Studies (‘Stichting Werkgroep Adelsgeschiedenis’) was founded in 1993. Its primary goal is to promote research concerning the (Dutch) nobility in a historical and interdisciplinary perspective. The Society tries to achieve this goal by publishing an annual journal, Virtus: Journal for Nobility Studies, and several monographs in the series History of the Nobility. In order to stimulate the exchange of knowledge further and to serve as a meeting place for members and interested parties, the Society organizes symposia, conferences and excursions to noble houses and other historical sites on a regular basis.