Department of History and Art History

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.


17 January 2017
In this book, Wim Denslagen explores how travellers described the cityscapes of London, Paris and New York, three world capitals admired for their beauty.
20 December 2016
This is revealed by the Comprehensive Indicator of Well-being, an integrated measure that illuminates the development of broadly defined well-being.
V.l.n.r.: prof. Christian Lange, prof. Ingrid Robeyns en dr. Dirk van Miert
13 December 2016
Christian Lange (Islam and Arabic), Dirk van Miert (Cultural History) and Ingrid Robeyns (Ethics) each receive the prestigious ERC Consolidator Grant.


Gardens of Versailles. Source: Wikimedia Commons/ToucanWings
9 February 2017 15:00 - 17:00
On 9 February the Technical Art History Colloquium will be held. Erik de Jong and Georges Farhat will give presentations about garden construction.
Palestijns vluchtelingenkamp in Libanon ©
17 February 2017 16:15 - 17:30
In contrast to formal refugee camps, informal Palestinian refugee settlements in South Lebanon routinely interact with Lebanese state institutions.
Val van de Berlijnse Muur (1989). Bron: Wikimedia Commons
20 April 2017 11:30 - 21 April 2017 14:00
The workshop aims to offer new perspectives on how the end of the Cold War affected and formed the states of Western Europe.

Department of History and Art History