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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19 July 2019
The Rubicon programme is intended to give young, highly promising researchers the opportunity to gain international research experience.
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.
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Events

Michael Henry Spang, wax écorché model, 25cm, ca 1760 © The Hunterian Museum, Glasgow
26 September 2019 14:45 - 17:00
With lectures by Marieke Hendriksen and Bart Grob focussing on the production, use and conservation of écorché models.
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