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.

News

Bas van Bavel - The Invisible Hand?
1 August 2016
The end of the Western market economy is approaching, states economic historian Bas van Bavel.
26 July 2016
Bart Besamusca and Hugo Quené are appointed as of 1 August 2016, Thijs Weststeijn as of 1 October.
19 July 2016
In this new book, Fenneke Sysling describes the way Dutch racial scientists tried to make sense of the human diversity in the Indonesian archipelago.
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Events

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5 October 2016 10:30 - 11:45
Spruk studied the role and relative importance of different layers of institutions for long-run development.
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10 July 2017 16:00 - 14 July 2017 19:00
The XVI Biennial Conference of the International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) takes place in Utrecht in 2017.
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Department of History and Art History