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

Rome © iStockphoto.com/MasterLu
7 July 2017
Dr Asker Pelgrom (Cultural History) is appointed as the new head of the History section at the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome. 
17 March 2017
Call for Presentations for the international conference 'Urban cultures, Superdiversity and Intangible Heritage'
Prof. dr. Joris van Eijnatten en dr. Jaap Verheul
24 February 2017
The historians acquired the grant for the programme 'CHEurope: Critical Heritage Studies and the Future of Europe'.
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Events

Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 09:00 - 1 September 2017 16:00
The conference will present and discuss the outcomes of the Million Pictures project.
Prof. Erkki Huhtamo with his L. J. Marcy dissolving magic lantern pair (Philadelphia, c. 1870). Photo: David Leonard
29 August 2017 18:30 - 19:30
Erkki Huhtamo will discuss the magic lantern from the point of view of the screen and the rich cultural imagination that surrounded magic lantern projections.
James 2nd Earl of Loudoun, 2nd Lord Tarrinzean and Mauchline by John Scougall. Source: Wikimedia Commons
8 September 2017 12:45 - 14:00
Carla van de Puttelaar will defend her PhD thesis on Scottish portraiture 1644-1714, focusing on life and work of David and John Scougall, on 8 September.
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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