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.


Russian nuclear missile Topol-M ©
26 September 2016
Together with Christine Leah, Hellendoorn published an article that discusses whether NATO nuclear sharing could be a model for the Asia-Pacific.
Dr. David Onnekink
23 September 2016
The grant is tenable from 1 September until 22 December 2016 and enables him to work on a book manuscript.
13 September 2016
Pepijn Corduwener deconstructs the myth of the quick emergence of one consensual Western European model of democracy after 1945.


3 October 2016 15:15 - 17:00
To mark the start of the season, this colloquium will discuss the concept of history of knowledge.
5 October 2016 10:30 - 11:45
Spruk studied the role and relative importance of different layers of institutions for long-run development.
13 October 2016 15:00 - 17:30
This event is a platform for connecting people in order to build possible new interdisciplinary research alliances on EU-related topics.

Department of History and Art History