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.


The Floating Piers at the island of San Paolo, by Christo and Jeanne-Claude. Bron: Wikimedia/NewtonCourt
20 May 2019
We spoke with Eva-Maria Troelenberg about the film and about the growing popularity of the art documentary in general.
16 May 2019
Last month the book 'America and Romania in the Cold War: A Differentiated Détente, 1969-80' was published by Routledge.
5 April 2019
The newly developed teaching program for primary schools 'Ter Info' is discussed on 'NOS.nl'.


20 June 2019 15:00 - 17:30
The making of a research-driven exhibition as a collaborative project.
Prof. dr. Eva-Maria Troelenberg. Foto: Ed van Rijswijk
26 June 2019 16:15 - 17:15
On 26 June 2019 Eva-Maria Troelenberg will give her inaugural lecture as professor of Modern and Contemporary Art.
27 June 2019 09:00 - 28 June 2019 17:00
What happens when figures and pop culture products challenge attempts to ‘keep politics out’ of sports, music, and popular entertainment.