History is the future

The members of the Department of History and Art History use their knowledge of the past to better understand the challenges facing today's society. The future of Europe, the threat of terrorism, increasing inequality, new forms of citizenship, continuing globalisation, management of cultural heritage, the role of art in shaping identity, art as a political statement and the international aspect of Dutch art are all examples of themes we address. Research into these themes not only provides greater depth of academic knowledge, it also contributes to current debates concerning political and social challenges, culture and international relations.

News

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21 January 2019
Leonard Rutgers, Ortal-Paz Saar and Digital Humanities Lab have been awarded a 22,000 Euros grant from the Innovation Fund for IT in Research.
Devastation in conflict areas. Source: Niod.nl
17 January 2019
On 27 December online magazine Foreign Policy published an article in which Ugur Üngör tells about his Syria Oral History Project.
Santa is tired
20 December 2018
Science historian Hieke Huistra talked about the history of December celebrations with Sinterklaas and Father Christmas in the leading role.
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Events

Reading of Voltaire's L'Orphelin de la Chine (a tragedy about Ghengis Khan and his sons, published in 1755), in the salon of Madame Geoffrin (Malmaison, 1812) by Anicet Charles Gabriel Lemonnier. Source: Wikimedia
21 February 2019 16:00 - 17:15
The next Utrecht Cultural History Seminar will take place on Thursday, 21 February.
La Primavera van Sandro Botticelli, Uffizi-museum Florence. Bron: Wikimedia
22 February 2019 09:00 - 17:00
On 22 February the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam organizes a workshop on 'Sex and Science in Early Modern Europe'.
26 February 2019 20:00 - 21:30
Gender inequality is still a worldwide problem. Why is it so important to fix it? With legal scholar Dr Sarah Carmichael.
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