Department of History and Art History

No Future without History

Researchers in the Department of History and Art History examine the past by reflecting on contemporary developments. The future of Europe, the threat posed by terrorism, increasing inequality, institutions driven by collective action, new forms of citizenship, globalisation in the modern world, the role of art in identity formation, and dealing with cultural heritage are examples of the topics we focus on. The knowledge we offer is fed by a wide range of research projects.


17 May 2016
A delegation of students from Utrecht University will present their anti-radicalisation campaign #DareToBeGrey in Washington.
Prof. dr. Josine Blok
2 May 2016
As of 1 June Blok will be Head of the Department of History and Art History for the duration of one year.
5 April 2016
Pim de Zwart was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein prize for his dissertation 'Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence'.


Vik Muniz, Verso (Starry Night), 2008. Source:
2 June 2016 15:00 - 17:00
The fourth edition of the Technical Art History Colloquium will take place at the Mauritshuis, The Hague, in connection with the exhibition Vik Muniz – Verso.
Kurdish men in Iraq ©
14 June 2016 17:00 - 18:30
Uğur Ümit Üngör will be one of the speakers during the event 'ISIS persecuting minorities', which will be held in Amsterdam.
Ward One
15 June 2016 16:00 - 17:30
The research group [urban interfaces] from the department of Media and Culture Studies presents a lecture and meet & greet with Heidi Rae Cooley.

Department of History and Art History