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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11 December 2018
New project focuses on letters from the 16th to the 18th century with a learned character.
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.


7 February 2019 14:00 - 17:00
On Thursday 7 February the next Technical Art History Colloquium on Botanical Art will take place in Teylers Museum, Haarlem.
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