This page presents a selection of recent books. For more publications, please visit the personal pages of our staff.

The Powers of the False - Doro Wiese
24 November 2014
Dr Doro Wiese offers readings of three novels that deal with the Shoah, with colonialism, and with racialised identities.
17 November 2014
Prof. Thomas David (University of Lausanne) and Dr Gerarda Westerhuis (UU) bring together specialists to investigate the development of corporate networks.
Transnational Memory. Circulation, Articulation, Scales - Ann Rigney
30 October 2014
Prof. Ann Rigney (UU) and Dr Chiara de Cesari (UvA) have collected a variety of essays that address major questions within the field of memory studies.
Pronunciation Matters - Rias van den Doel and Laura Rupp
29 October 2014
In this book, Rias van den Doel and Laura Rupp bring together essays about the most recent research on pronunciation issues.
How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820 (OECD)
6 October 2014
People’s wellbeing has increased in the past 200 years. That is one of the conclusions of the report 'How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820'.
Coping with Crisis - Daniel R. Curtis (2014)
6 October 2014
Why were some settlements resilient and stable while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis, in the pre-industrial period?
6 October 2014
Why in the pre-industrial period were some settlements resilient and stable over the long term while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis?
'Berechnung der Glückseligkeit' - Lars Behrisch (Thorbecke Verlag, 2015)
30 September 2014
Lars Behrisch received the Carl-Erdmann-Preis for his book 'Die Berechnung der Glückseligkeit'.
25 September 2014
Every year, the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies organises a conference in which young gender scholars present their recent work.
20 September 2014
This book offers both detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe.
NGOs under Pressure in Partial Democracies (Van der Borgh & Terwindt)
19 September 2014
Van der Borgh examines the pressures experienced by NGOs in four partial democracies: Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia and the Philippines.
19 September 2014
This book examines the pressures experienced by NGOs in four partial democracies: Guatemala, Honduras, Indonesia and the Philippines.
9 September 2014
This volume offers both detailed accounts of the cults of individual writers and a comparative perspective on the spread of centenary fever across Europe.
The Subject of Rosi Braidotti - Iris van der Tuin & Bolette Blaagaard
4 September 2014
Iris van der Tuin and Bolette Blaagaard composed a collection of essays in which internationally renowned scholars engage with Braidotti’s texts and concepts.
4 September 2014
In this book, the authors demonstrate how religious communities mistrusted each other, while also borrowing each other’s imageries and texts.
29 August 2014
Several scholars engage in a theoretical exercise, rethinking the concepts of ontology and epistemology (the questions of being and knowing).
 Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200 - Rob Meens
28 August 2014
In his new book 'Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200', Rob Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social and historical contexts.
28 August 2014
In his new book Penance in Medieval Europe, 600-1200, Dr. Rob Meens sets the rituals of penance and confession in their social and historical contexts.
150 years of Heineken: Brewery, brand, and family - Keetie Sluyterman & Bram Bouwens
14 August 2014
'150 years of Heineken: Brewery, brand, and family' describes the national and international expansion of the Gerard Heineken's brewing company.
29 July 2014
Prof. Thijs Pollmann, professor emeritus of Linguistics at Utrecht University, worked on the translation since his retirement in 2004.
Transnational islam in interwar Europe - Amr Ryad and Götz Nordbruch
27 June 2014
A book by Ryad and Götzbruch about the transnational history of islamic intellectuals during the Interbellum.
Digital Crossings in Europe - Ponzanesi and Leurs (eds.)
16 June 2014
A special issue of 'Crossings: Journal of Migration and Culture' was published recently, with Sandra Ponzanesi and Koen Leurs as guest editors.
Vertalingen van The Posthuman, Rosi Braidotti
6 June 2014
Prof. Rosi Braidotti's most recent book 'The Posthuman' is translated into German and Italian.
1 June 2014
About the most pressing issues in contemporary postcolonial society in their transition from conflict and contestation to dialogue and resolution.
28 May 2014
In 'Nuel Belnap on Indeterminism and Free Action' several academics engage with this philosopher's work.
The Postcolonial Industry - Icons, Markets, Mythologies. By Sandra Ponzanesi
28 May 2014
In 'The Postcolonial Cultural Industry – Icons, Markets, Mythologies' the relationship between postcolonialism and the cultural industry is investigated.
24 May 2014
In this book, De Cauwer argues that the Austrian author Musil can be regarded as one of the most original and hard-hitting cultural critics of his time.
The Low Countries at the Crossroads - Koen Ottenheym & Krista de Jonge
9 May 2014
'The Low Countries at the Crossroads' focuses on the diffusion of architectural inventions from the Low Countries to other parts of Europe (1480-1680).
30 April 2014
The brains of both speakers and listeners take language predictability into account, a team of neuroscientists has found.
Connecting Histories of Education - Barnita Bagchi
14 April 2014
This collection explores those influences in (post-)colonial and indigenous education across different geographical contexts.

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