Centre for the Humanities
The Centre for the Humanities (CfH) is the platform where pioneering, innovative research is connected to greater socio-political relevance of the humanities. CfH makes this connection by focusing on the social status and the public perception of the humanities today. Read More >>
Designing the three commemorative conferences for the 300th anniversary of the Treaty of Utrecht next year has mobilized the best intellectual and human resources of the CfH team. This process has been both supported by and has helped construct the scheme of the Visiting Professorship, endowed by the Utrecht Province. Our distinguished visitors’ expertise, knowledge and wisdom in many ways provided the backbone of the commemoration programme, which is content-driven but combines academic excellence with a strong sense of social responsibility. The travelling companions in this intellectually challenging venture are of course our friends in the Treaty of Utrecht organization, which is responsible for the general cultural programme of the commemoration and the many Utrecht University staff members who are actively involved in the CfH, notably the Descartes Centre and the Focus Area ‘Identities and Cultures’.
The assumptions that support our 2013 programme are clear: we have a duty to remember, but our yearning is to transform the legacy of the past into something empowering and inspiring for the present.
April 15 -17, 2013 "In The Time Of Not Yet"
Edward Said Memorial ConferenceRead more here
June 21-22, 2013 The Colonial Legacy Conference
Treaty of Utrecht: 1713-1863-2013Read more here
September 19-20, 2013 The Idea of the University in the 21st Century
ConferenceRead more here
To read more on our programme, visit our News & Events