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

17 September 2018
In August the book 'The Cambridge Companion to the Dutch Golden Age' has been published by Cambridge University Press.
Alle laureaten van de Spinoza- en Stevinpremies 2018
12 September 2018
Cell biologist Anna Akhmanova and historian Beatrice de Graaf were presented with the highest distinctions awarded in Dutch science
3 September 2018
In August 2018 Maarten Prak's 'Citizens without Nations. Urban Citizenship in Europe and the World c. 1000-1789' has launched.
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Events

John McNeill. Foto: Jussi Puikkonen/KNAW
26 September 2018 15:30 - 17:00
John R. McNeill, Professor of History at Georgetown University in Washington D.C. (USA), is receiving the 2018 Dr A.H. Heineken Prize for History.
8 October 2018 19:00 - 21:15
What do the destruction and restoration of a world-famous painting tell us about the identity of an artwork? With art historian Dr Marjolijn Bol.
19 October 2018 11:00 - 17:00
On October19th Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS) will organize a symposium on prognostic texts.
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