Treaty of Utrecht Chair
The Treaty of Utrecht Chair offers a visiting professorship to various distinguished professors from a variety of academic and cultural fields of study. Until 2013, two times a year an international visiting professor will be invited to hold the Chair for a period of three months.
The visiting professors
In the fall of 2012 historian Prof. Joan Wallach Scott (Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton) will be the last visiting professor on the Treaty of Utrecht Chair at the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. Scott is a life-long pioneer in the field of gender studies and cultural history. As a guest professor she will focus on the status of women and gays in Europe’s multicultural society.
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Autumn 2012: Joan Scott
Spring 2012: Femke Halsema
Autumn 2011: Martti Koskenniemi
Spring 2011: Joanna Bourke
Autumn 2010: Frans Timmermans
Spring 2010: Peter Galison
Autumn 2009: Paul Gilroy
Treaty of Utrecht 300th anniversary
The Treaty of Utrecht was signed in 1713 and is considered to be the commencement of modern diplomacy. This treaty marked the end of almost two centuries of (religious) wars and conflicts. The Treaty of Utrecht Chair is founded to highlight the relevance of the Treaty of Utrecht in current European and international perspective. Central in this programme are social sustainability, cultural diversity, dialogue, respect for each other, mediation, tolerance, inspiration and diplomacy.
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The Treaty of Utrecht Chair is an initiative of the Province of Utrecht and is sponsored by Utrecht University, the Treaty of Utrecht Organisation and the Province of Utrecht. The Chair is hosted by the Centre for the Humanities of the Faculty of Humanities, Utrecht University.