Heritage & Memory Theory Seminar

Spring 2017, exact dates TBA
The analytical study of heritage and memory studies poses particular problems of method for all, from beginners to very experienced scholars. Due to its fundamental interdisciplinary, transnational and comparative nature, this seminar devises a specific format that explicitly addresses the methodological ins and outs of heritage and memory studies. We will critically examine the dynamics of the past from the perspective of tangible and intangible remnants, spaces and traces as well as the politics of forgetting and heritage appropriations, significations, musealizations and mediatization in the present.

Special issue – Media History

Managing the News in Early Modern Europe Guest-edited by Helmer Helmers and Michiel Van Groesen Deze special issue is verschenen naar aanleiding van de Summer School – News and the Changing Culture of Public Information, welke in juni 2014 gehouden werd. Het nummer is te vinden via: http://www.tandfonline.com/toc/cmeh20/current  

Rome lezen: de toeristische stad

15 t/m 30 mei 2017
Geïnspireerd door het boek Steden lezen van de Duitse cultuurhistoricus Karl Schlögel richt deze cursus zich op de vraag: hoe wordt ‘de stad’ vanuit verschillende geesteswetenschappelijke en
sociaalwetenschappelijke disciplines gelezen? De stad kan worden opgevat als urbs, civitas en topos, dat wil zeggen als materiële ruimte, stedelijke samenleving en representatie. De belangrijkste intellectuele uitdaging is om deze drie dimensies op nieuwe manieren met elkaar te leren verbinden.

PhD Defense Ceremony – Marije Hristova (Maastricht University)

Reimagining Spain: Transnational Entanglements and Remembrance of the Spanish Civil War since 1989 Date: 20 October, 2016 Time: 14:00h Venue: Aula, Minderbroedersberg 4-6, Maastricht Supervisors: Prof. Georgi Verbeeck & Prof. Kiran Klaus Patel Since 1989, Spain has gone through a process of re-emergence of the memories of the Spanish Civil War (1936-1939) and Francoism (1939-1975). These […]

Joris Oddens wint Dirk Jacob Veegensprijs

In het historische Hodshon Huis te Haarlem heeft Joris Oddens op dinsdag 27 september de Dirk Jacob Veegensprijs in ontvangst genomen. Hij heeft deze prijs gekregen voor zijn gepubliceerde werk en in het bijzonder voor Pioniers in schaduwbeeld. Het eerste parlement van Nederland 1796-1798. Dit proefschrift over de politieke cultuur van de wetgevende vergaderingen ten […]

Course Oral History and Life Stories

19 & 26 January and 2, 9 & 16 February 2017
Historians and others who interview about the past often talk about memory and how they are informed by memory, while they know memory is a difficult and problematic source of historical knowledge. During this course we shall concentrate on the use of memory in historical research. We will investigate the various efforts to create a more systematic and theoretically grounded approach than ‘just talking about days long gone’.

Summer School – Migration Memory Under Construction

June 13-16, 2017
This Migration History event Migration Memory Under Construction doubles as a Summer School, primarily open to Research MA students and an international Conference, open also to migration researchers. For RMa students Migration Memory Under Construction will offer the opportunity to meet and talk to experts in the field.

Masterclass Thomas Maissen and Wyger Velema

Visualizing Politics: Working with Images in Intellectual History Date: November 7, 2016 Time: 9:30-17:00 Venue: Potgieterzaal, University Library, Singel 425, 1012 WP Amsterdam Open to:  RMa students and PhD candidates Fee (non-members): 50 euro Credits: 1 ECTS for contributors, none for auditors Coordination: Lisa Kattenberg (UvA) and Lina Weber (UvA) Registration (Contributors can register by sending an email to huizinga-fgw@uva.nl) Register […]

Conference – Life Writing and European Identities (A.S. Byatt)

November 16 , 2016
The British novelist A.S. Byatt will receive the 2016 Erasmus Prize for her contribution to the genre of life writing. To mark this occasion, Praemium Erasmianum, the Huizinga Instituut voor Cultuurgeschiedenis and the Onderzoekschool Literatuurwetenschap (OSL) are organizing a one-day seminar to examine the role of life writing in the construction of European identities.

Masterclass – Kathy Eden (Columbia Univ. New York)

November 4, 2016
Kathy H. Eden (Professor of English Literature and Professor of Classics, Columbia University) specializes in Renaissance humanism, history of rhetoric, hermeneutics, ancient literary theory, and history of classical scholarship. She studies the history of rhetorical and poetic theory in antiquity, including late antiquity, and the Renaissance, within the larger context of intellectual history and with an emphasis on the problems of reception. Her current project explores epistolary theory and the construction of letter collections in antiquity and the Renaissance.

PhD Conference Autumn 2016

4 & 5 Oktober 2016
Tijdens dit symposium presenteren derdejaars promovendi van diverse universiteiten (een deel van) hun onderzoek. In deze presentatie komen het doel, de probleemstelling en de gebruikte methode van onderzoek aan de orde.