New intangible heritage thesis prize in memory of Albert van der Zeijden
This year, for the first time, Utrecht University’s Heritage and Public History Lab and the Dutch Centre for Intangible Cultural Heritage (KIEN) will award the Dr. Albert van der Zeijden Thesis Prize to the best theses on intangible heritage. The prize is in honour of historian Albert van der Zeijden, who suddenly passed away last year.
Albert van der Zeijden
Albert van der Zeijden (1957-2021) worked as a historian within the world of intangible heritage and folk culture for almost 35 years. Van der Zeijden worked as head of KIEN’s team Research and Development.
At Utrecht University, he was a visiting researcher Intangible heritage at the Cultural History research group and the driving force behind the Utrecht Heritage and Public History Lab. Van der Zeijden was also a welcome guest lecturer in education.
Dr. Albert van der Zeijdens Thesis Prize
By awarding the Dr. Albert van der Zeijdens Thesis Prize to excellent theses, the Utrecht Heritage and Public History Lab and KIEN want to stimulate research into intangible cultural heritage. Theses with (a form of) intangible heritage as their main theme are eligible.