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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A woman is reading, the chambermaid brings tea, 1775 by Pehr Hilleström
21 February 2018
READ-IT: READING EUROPE ADVANCED DATA INVESTIGATION TOOL combines interdisciplinary expertise of several institutions across Europe.
Mata Hari (1910) - Bron: Wikimedia Commons
12 February 2018
To understand the many aspects of Mata Hari’s life, the filmmakers spoke with a variety of experts including Dr Marijke Huisman (Cultural History).
Dr. Willemijn Ruberg
27 November 2017
The Consolidator Grant will allow Willemijn Ruberg to set up her own team of researchers and study the history of forensic medicine and psychiatry.


20 April 2018 - 22 April 2018
This conference brings together specialists in the field of music notation in different musical genres, historical periods, and cultures.
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