News Utrecht University

Prof. dr. Wiljan van den Akker
19 December 2013
Prof. Wiljan van den Akker will resign as Dean of the Faculty of Humanities on 1 September 2014.
Bas van Bavel, foto UU/Ed van Rijswijk
18 December 2013
As of 1 January 2014, Prof. Bas van Bavel is appointed Faculty Professor. His chair is titled Transitions of economy and society.
Prof. dr. Beatrice de Graaf
9 December 2013
Beatrice de Graaf receives 1.9 million euros of funding from the European Research Council for historical research into European security policy.
Descartes-Huygens Scriptieprijs
2 December 2013
Noortje Jacobs is the winner of the Descartes-Huygens thesis award for science and university history 2013.
Keuzegids Universiteiten 2014
15 November 2013
Seven bachelor’s programmes of our Faculty of Humanities have been ranked #1 in the Keuzegids Universiteiten 2013.
 	Een nieuwe staat. Het begin van het Koninkrijk der Nederlanden - Ido de Haan, Paul den Hoed, Henk te Velde
7 November 2013
On the occasion of the celebration of 200 years Kingdom of the Netherlands, a book on its history will be handed to the Dutch King Willem-Alexander.
Geschiedenis van Zeeland deel 3: 1700-1850 - Paul Brusse & Arno Neele
29 October 2013
The third volume in the 'Geschiedenis van Zeeland' series, coauthored by Paul Brusse and Arno Neele, is recently published.
Martin Bossenbroek, De Boerenoorlog
20 October 2013
The Libris History Prize is awarded to a historical study that appeals to a wide audience.
Rokus Hofstede. Foto: vimeo.com
11 October 2013
Rokus Hofstede, renowned translator of French literature, will be the third Translator in Residence and provide workshops for Master students.
Reis naar het continent. Nederland en de Europese integratie, 1950 tot heden - Mathieu Segers
18 September 2013
The book 'Reis naar het continent. Nederland en de Europese integratie, 1950 tot heden' by historian Mathieu Segers has won the Prinsjesboekenprijs.
 	Birdsong, Speech, and Language – Exploring the Evolution of Mind and Brain - M. Everaert en J. Bolhuis)
19 August 2013
In this book, leading scholars draw on the latest research to explore what birdsong can tell us about the biology of human speech and language.
Bas van Bavel, foto UU/Ed van Rijswijk
13 August 2013
Prof. Bas van Bavel has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his research into the resilience of pre-industrial societies.
Prof. dr. Floris Cohen
5 July 2013
Isis, the leading international journal on the history of science, moves to the Descartes Centre at Utrecht University.
Rosi Braidotti krijgt eredoctoraat, foto UU/Marlise Mensink
21 June 2013
The university of Linköping bestowed an honorary doctorate on Rosi Braidotti for her groundbreaking philosophical work, in particular in gender studies.
Antoni van Leeuwenhoek en Jan Swammerdam
14 June 2013
The new web tool ePistolarium gives free access to 20,000 letters by 17th-century scientists, such as René Descartes and Constantijn.

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