Cultural History

The Utrecht Cultural History research group focuses on the historical investigation of cultural modernity in its international dimension. We conceive of ‘modernity’ as a concept, as a problem, and as a period.

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9 September 2016
Faculty of Humanities organises Digital Humanities Benelux conference (2017) and the conference of the Alliance of Digital Humanities Organizations (2019).
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.
6 June 2016
In this biography, Laura Visser-Maessen sheds new light on one of the foremost leaders of the civil rights movement, Robert Parris Moses.


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.
Areas of expertise: academic institutions | biography | body and gender | citizenship | cultural heritage | digital humanities | history of concepts and ideas | modernity | psychiatry | public history | religion and secularism | visual culture

Cultural History