The Utrecht Cultural History research group focuses on the historical investigation of cultural modernity in its international dimension. We conceive of ‘modernity’ as a concept, as a problem, and as a period.

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22 October 2018
On 24 September History Today published an article of dr. Rachel Gillett on music of the Napoleonic era.
28 September 2018
In July 2018 a special issue of journal 'Memory Studies' has been published, edited by Prof Astrid Erll and Prof Ann Rigney.
13 July 2018
It argues that the erosion of universal scriptural authority was caused by a humanistic philology which originated in the 16th century.


Philippa of Hainault's coronation. Bron: Wikimedia
22 November 2018 16:15 - 18:00
On Thursday 22 November the next edition of the Utrecht Colloquia in the Musicologies will take place.
Tekeningen Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519) A - Hoofd van een man, frontaal, en de kop van een leeuw, ca. 1506-08 Rood krijt. B - Hoofd van de H. Simon Rood krijt op rood geprepareerd papier. Bron: Royal Collection Trust/© Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2018
12 December 2018 15:00 - 18:00
On Wednesday 12 December a special edition of the Art History Colloquium will take place on Leonardo Da Vinci's drawings.
Areas of expertise: academic institutions | biography | body and gender | citizenship | cultural heritage | digital humanities | history of concepts and ideas | modernity | psychiatry | public history | religion and secularism | visual culture