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.


9 March 2018
As of 1 January, Annelien de Dijn has been appointed professor Modern Political History.
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5 March 2018
The exhibition ‘Between Aleppo and Mosul’ will highlight the cultural destruction in Syria and Iraq.
13 February 2018
This book shows that 70 years of EU have taught us the difficulty of European solidarity and political unanimity. Co-edited by Liesbeth van de Grift.


7 April 2018
On 7 April 2018 SIB-Utrecht organises the conference 'A Struggle for Peace. Borders: borders of knowledge, identity and power'.
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20 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
This conference brings together specialists in the field of music notation in different musical genres, historical periods, and cultures.
Cassiodore teaching a student in the margin of Cambridge, Trinity College, B.5.4, fol. 84v. Bron: voicesfromtheedge.huygens.knaw.nl
28 May 2018 12:00 - 13:00
The UCMS organises a lunch meeting each block. This time Mariken Teeuwen will present her research on techniques of argumentation in manuscript margins.