MSA Forward: Early Career Researchers in Memory Studies

The Memory Studies Association’s second annual conference provides a forum for PhD students to explore the connection of their research to Memory Studies. MSA Forward offers a platform for exchanging ideas with a cohort of early researchers, learning about recent developments in Memory Studies and interacting with key academics in the field. Through flash presentations, […]

Call for Papers – The Dutch Golden Age: a new aurea ætas?

In 1719, the painter Arnold Houbraken voiced his regret about the end of the prosperity that had reigned in the Dutch Republic around the middle of the seventeenth century. He indicates this period as especially favorable to artists and speaks of a ‘golden age for art’ (Gulde Eeuw voor de Konst). But what exactly was Houbraken talking about? The word eeuw is ambiguous: it could refer to the length of a century as well as to an undetermined period, relatively long and historically undefined. In fact, since the sixteenth century, the expression gulde(n) eeuw or goude(n) eeuw referred to two separate realities as they can be distinguished today: the ‘golden century’, that is to say a period that is part of history; and the ‘golden age’, a mythical epoch under the reign of Saturn, during which men and women lived like gods, were loved by them, and enjoyed peace and happiness and harmony with nature.

Master Class with Paul Arthur (Edith Cowan University, Australia) and Nonja Peters (Curtin University, Australia)

Biography and Identity 4 July, 10.00 – 13.00 hrs Amsterdam Huygens ING, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185, 1012 DK Amsterdam, Room 2.18 Research master students and PhD candidates are invited to participate in a master class with Professor Paul Arthur from Edith Cowan University (Australia) and Dr Nonja Peters from Curtin University (Australia). Paul Arthur worked with […]

Workshops en symposium – City of Realities, Digital Humanities

City of Realities, Digital Humanities Digitale geesteswetenschappen en ruimtelijk erfgoed 21 juni, TU Delft, Faculteit Bouwkunde Digitale geesteswetenschappen is een nieuw en uitdagend terrein dat kansen biedt voor de beleving van en het onderzoek naar ruimtelijk erfgoed. Op 21 juni a.s. organiseren de KNOB (Koninklijke Nederlandse Oudheidkundige Bond), 4TU.BOUW en ClickNL workshops en een seminar […]

International Conference – HTHIC 2017

HERITAGE Tourism and Hospitality 3rd International Conference Narratives for a World in Transition Pori, Finland, 27-29 September 2017 HOME Preservation, Presentation, Promotion and Profit This third Heritage, Tourism and Hospitality conference invites participants again to explore aspects of preservation, (re-)presentation, promotion and profit (also in the sense of value creation and benefit) relevant to the […]

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 […]