Research Meeting – New perspectives on writing historical narratives in post-colonial and digitized societies

Center for Historical Culture June 15, 2017, 15:00-17:30 Campus Woudestein, Erasmus University Rotterdam / Mandeville (T)-building, Room T3-20 Papers Anna Clark (University of Technology Sydney), The sound of ‘silence’: overcoming narrative omission in Australian history Prompted by a series of post-colonial critiques of the history discipline, the power of history to ‘white out’ indigenous perspectives in […]

Call for Volkskrant-IISH Thesis Award 2017

Call for Volkskrant-IISH Thesis Award 2017 De Volkskrant and the IISH are looking for students who have written an outstanding thesis on a historical subject. Students of disciplines other than history are also cordially invited to apply for this award. The IISH has a cash prize of € 1500 available for the winning thesis. De Volkskrant will […]

Vacature – Leerstoel ADEB-VBA (Univesiteit Brussel)

OPROEP VOOR KANDIDATEN ONDERZOEKSPROJECT  Samenwerking en uitwisseling tussen architecten, ingenieurs, aannemers en industrie in de bouwwereld in België (1870-2015) Leerstoel ADEB-VBA BATir – AIA Ecole Polytechnique de Bruxelles, Université Libre de Bruxelles http://batir.ulb.ac.be/index.php/research/aia-architectural-engineering Context In het najaar van 2016 werd de leerstoel ADEB-VBA toegekend aan prof. Rika Devos (BATir-AIA). In het kader van deze leerstoel […]

International workshop – New perspectives on the secularization of funerary culture in 19th- and 20th-century Europe

June 15, 2017. Historians have generally treated the history of conflicts over death rites between anticlerical forces and religious authorities in purely national contexts, while the topic of secular funerals in communist states has not received a lot of consideration. This international workshop brings together scholars working on the history of secularism, atheism and funerary culture in France, Belgium, Luxemburg, Italy, Britain and Romania, and will facilitate a comparative analysis of the importance of secular funerals to freethinkers around Europe.

Hands-on workshop: Media Ecology Project – Mark J. Williams (Dartmouth University)

On Friday 12 May, 15:00-17:00 hours, Mark J. Williams, Associate Professor of Film and Media Studies at Dartmouth University, will teach a hands-on workshop on using the Mediathread platform for doing research on digitized historical US propaganda film collections. All very welcome! University of Amsterdam, Media Studies eLab, BG1, Turfdraasterpad 9, room 0.16. Registration: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/hands-on-workshop-with-the-mediathread-workspace-tickets-33598948359 This […]

Symposium – Show me China: Ontmoet vier eeuwen China in Nederland

In 2017 staan maar liefst zes Chinatentoonstellingen gepland in de Nederlandse musea. Een uitgelezen kans om de krachten te bundelen en samen de actuele kunst- en cultuurhistorische kijk op China in een symposium te verkennen. Onderzoekers en conservatoren nemen je mee op een dynamische zoektocht langs de beeldvorming en representatie van Chinese kunst en cultuur in Nederland. Van de eerste confrontaties toen tot de kennis van nu.

KNHG Voorjaarscongres ‘Nieuwe staat, nieuwe burgers?’

Burgerschap in de Lage Landen 1750-1850 Amsterdam, 12 mei 2017 De decennia aan weerszijden van 1800 vormen in de geschiedenis van Nederland en België een periode van grote politiek-maatschappelijke transformaties. Het historisch onderzoek richt zich doorgaans vooral op die veranderingen, zeker wanneer het gaat over het thema burgerschap. Zo wordt algemeen aangenomen dat rond 1800 […]

Vacancy – Postdoc position Economic and Social History (Utrecht University)

As a postdoc you will work within the ERC-funded project “Coordinating for life”. Success and failure of Western European societies in coping with rural hazards and disasters, 1300-1800”, which aims to explain why some societies are successful in preventing the effects of major hazards and buffering threats, or in recovering quickly, while others prove highly […]

Call for Papers – European Social Science History Conference 2018

Digitising visitor encounters with warfare Queen’s University Belfast April 4-7, 2018 Session Organisers: Dr Ria Dunkley, University of Glasgow and Laurie Slegtenhorst MA, Erasmus University Rotterdam War has been a popular tourist attraction for centuries (Seaton, 1996), while throughout the 20th-century, warfare and allied memorabilia arguably constituted the world’s largest tourist attraction (Smith, 1996). This […]

Symposium – Madness in Civilization

Madness in Civilization Current research into the history of psychiatry in the Low Countries Date: 2 June 2017, 9.30-18.15 Venue: University of Amsterdam, Bushuis – VOC Zaal, Kloverniersburgwal 48, Amsterdam Flyer Madness in Civilization The loss of the capacity for rational thought, a sense of alienation from the world, overwhelming emotional turmoil, feelings of inexplicable sorrow […]

Call for Papers – OU International Conference: The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future

OU International Conference The Icon as Cultural Model: Past, Present and Future 25-26 January, 2018, Utrecht Organised by: Open University of the Netherlands – Humanities Department Theme description Journalists, artists and scholars, among others, tend to refer to iconic events or images from the past in order to better understand present-day developments. For example, in […]

Vacature – Doctoraatsonderzoeker Singing Communities (UGent)

Doctoraatsonderzoeker Singing Communities: Dutch Political Songs and the Performance of National Identity (1775-1825) Functieomschrijving De vakgroep Letterkunde van de Universiteit Gent heeft voor 48 maanden een voltijdse betrekking vacant voor een promovendus. De aanwerving vindt plaats in het kader van een vierjarig onderzoeksproject op het terrein van de historische letterkunde en muziekwetenschap, gefinancierd door het […]