News and Events


7 October 2019
This volume explores the challenges and possibilities of research into the European dimensions of popular print culture.
6 September 2019
Amsterdam University Press recently published "The Life of Texts" by Kiene Brillenburg Wurth and Ann Rigney.
6 June 2019
In June the book 'My Mother's Mother's Mother' will be published by Leiden University Press.
J.J.R. Tolkien (1892-1973)
27 May 2019
We spoke with Frank Brandsma and Dan Hassler-Forest about the new movie, and the life and work of Tolkien.
5 April 2019
In January 'BRILL' published 'The Idea of Beauty in Italian Literature and Language', a book by Harald Hendrix , Philiep Bossier and Claudio Di Felice.
Stonewall Inn, a gay bar on Christopher Street in Manhattan's Greenwich Village. A 1969 police raid here led to the Stonewall riots, one of the most important events in the history of LGBT rights.  Bron: Wikimedia/Rhododendrites
5 April 2019
He will be based in Utrecht as of 1 September 2019 and will work together with Ann Rigney’s ERC research group on the cultural memory of activism.
Malvolio and the Countess (Twelfth Night, or What You Will by Shakespeare) by Caniel Maclise (1806-1870). Bron: Wikimedia
8 March 2019
The new international academic programme NEW FACES asks the question what we can learn from Shakespeare’s world about the current crisis in Europe.
Handgekleurde 'zodiakman' (detail) in Der scaepherders kalengier (1516), Library of Congress, Rare Book and Special Collections Division
4 March 2019
Andrea van Leerdam has been awarded two American research fellowships.
Het Huizinga Instituut is verhuisd naar de Trans in Utrecht
1 March 2019
The Huizinga Institute is the National Research Institute and Graduate School of Cultural History. The institute has moved to Utrecht as of 1 January 2019.
27 February 2019
Five out of six ICON research groups scored ‘very good’ on research quality. The quality of the Gender Studies group was even rated ‘excellent’.




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Mads Rosendahl Thomsen. Bron: YouTube (still)
23 October 2019 17:00 - 19:00
Mads Rosendahl Thomsen (Aarhus University) will give the lecture.
The mothers of the Plaza de Mayo with President Néstor Kirchner (2005). Source: Wikimedia
29 October 2019 15:00 - 17:00
The Utrecht Forum for Memory Studies in cooperation with ReACT is happy to announce this guest seminar with Alison Ribeiro de Menezes.
The Quarrel of Oberon and Titania by Noel Paton: fairies in Shakespeare. Source: Wikimedia
12 November 2019 15:15 - 17:00
Prof. Carolyne Larrington gives a UCMS-lecture titled 'Fairies in British Folklore: Traditional and Made Modern'.
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26 November 2019 20:00 - 21:30
What makes people live and die for nations? Social scientist Dr Fenella Fleischmann explains the power of the imagined community.

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