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

Dante Alighieri by Luca Signorelli  (–1523). Bron: Wikimedia
22 July 2019
History Provides a Critical Thinking ‘Toolbox’ for Students.
12 July 2019
BRILL recently published 'Women and Gender in the Early Modern Low Countries, 1500-1750', a book edited by Sarah Moran and Amanda Pipkin.
8 July 2019
Last month '1989 and the West. Western Europe since the End of the Cold War' was published by Routledge.
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Events

Tunesie
4 October 2019 10:00 - 15:00
Colloquium with several speakers, including Martin van Bruinessen, professor of the Comparative Study of Contemporary Muslim Societies.
Jan Jacobz. Wielant, “De Geleerde in Syn Kamer”, 17th century Bron: Rijksmuseum
7 November 2019 - 9 November 2019
The central question for this conference is how scholars, scientists, and learned men and women formed a community by remembering and identification.
Bron: De Amsterdammer: Weekblad voor Nederland, 30 juni 1923 – No. 2401
20 March 2020 09:00 - 21 March 2020 18:00
Why was it that, in developed Western economies, financial institutions like banks only began to reach deep into society during the 1960s and 1970s?
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