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.


5 April 2016
Pim de Zwart was awarded the Thirsk-Feinstein prize for his dissertation 'Globalization and the Colonial Origins of the Great Divergence'.
4 April 2016
On 1 April Segers spoke about the EU's refugee agreement with Turkey and the Ukraine referendum in the Netherlands on EenVandaag.
Tentoonstelling 'Uit liefde voor de stad'
18 March 2016
The exhibition in Dordrechts Museum shows the importance of municipal collections.


Prof. Barbara Rosenwein
3 May 2016 13:15 - 15:00
Rosenwein will explain what goes into writing - and revising - a textbook, while at the same time guiding us through the medieval past.
Prof. Barbara Rosenwein
4 May 2016 15:15 - 17:00
In this public lecture Barbara Rosenwein will talk about her new book Generations of Feeling: A History of Emotions 600-1700.
12 May 2016 15:00 - 17:00
Lara Broecke and Victor Schmidt will give presentations about Cennino Cennini’s Libro dell’Arte and its newly published translation.

Department of History and Art History