No Future without History

Researchers in the Department of History and Art History examine the past by reflecting on contemporary developments. The future of Europe, the threat posed by terrorism, increasing inequality, institutions driven by collective action, new forms of citizenship, globalisation in the modern world, the role of art in identity formation, and dealing with cultural heritage are examples of the topics we focus on. The knowledge we offer is fed by a wide range of research projects.


Source: Wikimedia Commons/José Luiz Bernardes Ribeiro
22 June 2017
Ortal-Paz Saar received a grant for the purpose of organising an international Winter School entitled 'Digital Humanities and Jewish Epigraphy'.
16 June 2017
In order to finalize a big archaeological research project in Athens, the researchers have started a crowdfunding campaign.
12 June 2017
Interdisciplinary Studies in Ancient Culture and Religion is a peer-reviewed series, volume 16 is written by Saskia Stevens.


23 June 2017 16:15 - 17:30
23 June Jesper Verhoef will defend his PhD thesis in which he analyses the construction of a Dutch identity in public debates on media and America (1919-1989).
23 June 2017 18:00 - 19:15
On 23 June Hanneke Tuithof will defend her PhD thesis on Pedagogical Content Knowledge of Dutch history teachers in the context of a curriculum innovation.
Klimaatsverandering ©
28 June 2017 20:00 - 21:30
This talk will examine how beliefs about climate intersected with ideas about historical change in Europe and North America at the end of the 18th century.