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.


Bron: Wikimedia Commons/German Federal Archives, Bild 183-N0827-318
17 October 2016
The research group Microcosms of the Holocaust aims to push forward microhistorical approaches in the field of Holocaust Studies.
Dorine van de Klashorst (Dare To Be Grey) en jurylid Barry Paf. Foto: Margarita Zharova
7 October 2016
The leader of the group of 21 students who created the Dare to be Grey campaign wins prize for the category Pioneers.
27 September 2016
Onder redactie van Erwin Muller, Beatrice de Graaf en Georg Frerks biedt dit handboek een overzicht van relevante inzichten op het terrein van conflict.


Bron: Wikimedia Commons/Manuscript: Wien, Österreichische Nationalbibliothek, cod.652, fol. 2v (Fulda, 2nd quarter of the 9th century)
4 November 2016 09:00 - 17:00
An international group of experts will gather to discuss a fascinating and little studied corpus of Carolingian manuscripts.
Oude joodse begraafplaats op de Olijfberg in Jerusalem ©
7 November 2016 - 8 November 2016
Leonard Rutgers and Ortal-Paz Saar organise the conference 'Letters in the Dust: The Epigraphy, Archaeology, and Conservation of Medieval Jewish Cemeteries’.
Augsburg in 1550 (Heinrich Vogtherr (II) (1513–1568)) Bron: Wikimedia Commons
18 November 2016 14:00 - 19 November 2016 18:00
Organised in the context of the project 'Creating a Knowledge Society in a Globalizing World (1450-1800)', led by Sven Dupré and Wijnand Mijnhardt.

Department of History and Art History