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

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.
8 January 2018
The project contributes to the development of research in the field of creative industries and Big Data.
Nicolae Ceauşescu and Kim Il Sung during the party and state visit to the DPR Korea (1971). Source: Wikimedia Commons/Romanian Communism Online Photo Collection under the digital ID 33292X4X9
14 December 2017
The journal is committed to promoting the scholarly study of perpetrators of mass killings, political violence, and genocide.
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Events

The Girl with a Pearl Earring by Johannes Vermeer (1632-1675). Source: Wikimedia
8 March 2018 14:00 - 15:45
This edition of the Technical Art History Colloquium will focus on the technical examination of Vermeer’s Girl with a Pearl Earring (ca. 1665).
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.
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