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.


29 August 2017
Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk has been appointed as special professor Comparative History of Households, Gender and Work at Radboud University Nijmegen.
15 August 2017
This book argues that the ability to adapt, innovate and learn from the past is crucial for the success of intelligence organizations. Co-edited by Eleni Braat.
1 August 2017
Jewish Love Magic is a monograph by Ortal-Paz Saar dedicated to the supernatural methods employed by Jews in order to generate love, grace or hate.


19 October 2017 13:00 - 18:00
Interdisciplinary symposium to commemorate the bicentennial anniversary of the Botanical Gardens in Bogor, sponsored by the Descartes Centre.
26 October 2017 16:15 - 17:30
Hans-Jörg Rheinberger will give a lecture "The Hands of the Engraver. Albert Flocon meets Gaston Bachelard".
27 October 2017 18:00 - 19:00
Stephanie Levert (Art History) will defend her PhD thesis in Utrecht University Hall on 27 October 2017.