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 December 2016
Thijs Weststeijn, Eric Jorink and Frits Scholten pioneer in applying global art history to the Low Countries in 'Netherlandish Art in its Global Context'.
29 November 2016
Utrecht historians Laurien Crump and Elmar Hellendoorn contributed to 'Negotiating the Nuclear Non-Proliferation Treaty'.
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.


8 December 2016 10:30 - 17:00
Which role can historical knowledge and experiences of the past play in the search for solutions of current social and societal issues?
Baptism of Clovis I. Source: Wikimedia Commons
9 December 2016 09:00 - 17:00
This workshop aims to gather researchers from the Netherlands and abroad to discuss the concepts of Paganism, Christianism, Conversion, and Religious Synthesis.
Bron: ministerie van Defensie
12 December 2016 14:30 - 15:45
Anselm van der Peet gives insight into the political-military and operational backgrounds of the global activities of the Dutch fleet.

Department of History and Art History