After his graduation in 1985, Maarten A.M.Chr. Koning worked for six years as publisher for the publishing house Kluwer. From 1991 until 2007, he organized about 100 workshops, conferences and seminars and published four law journals in Central- and East European countries. From 2007 he is specialising in visual presentations, analyses and publications in the fields of history and art as means of understanding European cooperation and integration. He graduated from the University of Leiden, Faculty of Arts, specialisation ancient history (MA) and from the University of Amsterdam (UvA), Faculty of Humanities, specialisation medieval art and art of the nineteenth century (BA). From 2008-2013 he was the project-director of ‘The European Supreme Courts. A Portrait Through History’ (Third Millennium Publishers London 2013). Born in the Netherlands in 1959, he speaks Dutch, English, French, German and Spanish.


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