Research

The academic research being conducted in the Department of History and Art History falls under the Research Institute for History and Art History (OGK).

History

Concepts such as terrorism and conflict, heritage, institutions and civil society figure prominently in the research of the Utrecht historians. Their work encompasses not only all periods from antiquity to the modern day, it also examines developments over the long term. Utrecht's historians make in-depth contributions to current societal debates by revealing how comparable processes occurred in the past, as well as how that past has served to shape the present.

Maria Magdalena, door Jan van Scorel, ca. 1530 – Rijksmuseum

Art History

The Utrecht-based art historians study art, frequently with an emphasis on the Low Countries or Europe, in their broader cultural and artistic context. Focus areas of research and education are: the object as a material source and the artistic interaction with other countries and continents. The architectural historians working in Utrecht cooperate closely with Monumentenzorg, the Dutch organisation for the preservation of listed buildings and tangible heritage.

Recent publications

10 April 2018
Co-edited by Sarah Moran, this special issue considers activities of Catholic and Protestant women in Europe and the Americas in the 16th to 18th centuries.
23 March 2018
In 'Het socialisme van nu' Ido de Haan and Anne-Marie Mreijen compiled important texts and correspondences of politician Marinus van der Goes van Naters.
28 February 2018
Political developments in Italy are a precursor for the rest of Europe, conclude Pepijn Corduwener and Arthur Weststeijn in their book 'Proeftuin Italië'.
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