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

Ku Klux Klan members / family
24 June 2019
Rachel Gillett explains why the role of women in the Ku Klux Klan has so often been ignored.
Links: Guerrilero Heroico / Che Guevara (Alberto Korda, 1960). Rechts: Migrant Mother (Dorothea Lange, 1936)
20 June 2019
Last week, Rutger van der Hoeven received his doctorate for his research on global visual memory.
17 June 2019
The first book in the new Routledge series ‘Knowledge Societies in History’ (series editors: Sven Dupré and Wijnand Mijnhardt) will appear in August.
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Events

Jan Jacobz. Wielant, “De Geleerde in Syn Kamer”, 17th century Bron: Rijksmuseum
7 November 2019 - 9 November 2019
The central question for this conference is how scholars, scientists, and learned men and women formed a community by remembering and identification.
Bron: De Amsterdammer: Weekblad voor Nederland, 30 juni 1923 – No. 2401
20 March 2020 09:00 - 21 March 2020 18:00
Why was it that, in developed Western economies, financial institutions like banks only began to reach deep into society during the 1960s and 1970s?
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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