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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News

11 March 2019
This month Lorella Viola's book 'Migration and Media: Discourses about identities in crisis' was published by John Benjamins.
Handgekleurde 'zodiakman' (detail) in Der scaepherders kalengier (1516), Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
4 March 2019
Andrea van Leerdam has been awarded two American research fellowships.
Foto: Theodoor Steen
4 March 2019
This exhibition is intended to make people think about inequality in the field of gender and race.
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Events

Seated sphinx. Plate, Eastern Greek Orientalizing, 6th century BC. From Naukratis in Egypt. Bron: Wikimedia/Marie-Lan Nguyen
3 April 2019 15:15 - 17:00
This lecture is part of the 'OIKOS' course 'Divinity commodity and the sea in the Mediterranean World'.
25 April 2019 15:00 - 17:00
The bi-annual Cultural Heritage Programme (CHIP) lecture, followed by the Global Art History and Heritage Seminar
Book of Saint Albans: Page with the Royal Arms of England. Bron: Wikimedia/Cambridge University Library
23 May 2019 13:00 - 17:15
The two-part seminar is jointly organised by the 'Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies (UCMS)' and the 'Technical Art History Colloquium (TAHC)'.
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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