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

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?
25 September 2014
Every year, the Netherlands Research School of Gender Studies organises a conference in which young gender scholars present their recent work.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires - Rolf Strootman
11 April 2014
In 'Courts and Elites in the Hellenistic Empires', Strootman discusses court culture in the Macedonian empires of the post-Achaemenid Near East.
The Cambridge Handbook of Human Dignity
10 April 2014
Several authors, amongst whom Marcus Düwell, explore definitions of human dignity in different societal and historical contexts.
Europas Dichter und der Erste Weltkrieg. Auteur: Geert Buelens
10 April 2014
In this book, Buelens demonstrates that poets were engaging with the battlefields of WWI with weapons as well as words.
Waagstuk Europa - Mathieu Segers
7 April 2014
In his new book 'Waagstuk Europa', historian Mathieu Segers outlines which problems concerning Europe the Netherlands will have to face.
Immanuel Kant
21 March 2014
In this project, six articles of Kant's 'Perpetual Peace' are adapted and reworked into a children's book.
Biblical Masculinities Foregrounded. Door Peter-Ben Smit
12 March 2014
This book brings together ten innovative studies on varieties of masculinity evidenced in several early Christian writings.
Geschiedenis van Zeeland deel 4: 1850-200
7 March 2014
On the occasion of the 200th anniversary of the Province of Zeeland in 2014, historians of Utrecht University have published a historical overview.
The Routledge Handbook of Stylistics. Edited by Michael Burke
25 February 2014
This book in stylistics offers historical perspectives, theory, analysis, recommendations for practice and future research topics.
Nieuw nabuurschap. Door Jacco Pekelder
21 February 2014
Historian Jacco Pekelder explains how both the Netherlands and Germany have been working on their relationship since the mid-nineties.
The Stoic Sage. By René Brouwer
21 February 2014
A reconstruction of a pivotal notion in Stoicism, starting from two extant Stoic definitions, 'knowledge of human and divine matters' and 'fitting expertise'.