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

Babylon Berlin
23 March 2018
Stereotypes of Weimar Germany keep us from learning the right lessons: anti-democratic forces do not always come in reactionary guises, writes Jochen Hung.
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).
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Events

8 October 2018 19:00 - 21:15
What do the destruction and restoration of a world-famous painting tell us about the identity of an artwork? With art historian Dr Marjolijn Bol.
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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