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.


Boekhandel Savannah Bay in Utrecht
12 November 2019
In honour of the thirty-fifth anniversary of Savannah Bay, the bookshop collaborated with Utrecht University on several projects.
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28 October 2019
Laurien Crump writes about the fall of the Berlin Wall in the Clingendael Spectator.
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28 October 2019
The Department of History and Art History will lead an Erasmus+ Strategic Partnership aimed at internationalising history teaching on university level.


13 November 2019 10:45 - 12:45
Political geographer Dr Duncan Depledge will elaborate on a looming clash between East and West for the North Pole.
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13 November 2019 15:15 - 16:30
What impact could racial profiling have on the psychological and emotional insecurity of less privileged people?
Bron: De Amsterdammer: Weekblad voor Nederland, 30 juni 1923 – No. 2401
20 March 2020 09:00 - 21 March 2020 18:00
Why was it that, in developed Western economies, financial institutions like banks only began to reach deep into society during the 1960s and 1970s?