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Huizinga Instituut

Netherlands Research School for Cultural History
The Huizinga Institute is the Dutch National Research School for Cultural History. We provide interuniversity education for PhD candidates and RMA students, and serve as a national forum for the discipline.

Cultural History News & Calls

CFP: AHM Annual Conference ‘Witnessing, Memory, and Crisis’ – DL: 10 March 2022

Our societies today are characterised by ‘epistemic instability’, where previously shared truths are increasingly scrutinised and contested (Harambam, Gramsci). In the context of the Covid-19 pandemic, our responsibilities for one another’s safety… read more

PhD Defence Bob Pierik (UvA)

On 11 February 2022, 11:00, Bob Pierik will defend his dissertation entitled ‘Urban Life on the Move. Gender and Mobility in Early Modern Amsterdam’ supervised… read more

PhD Defence Berrie van der Molen (UU)

On 17 January 2022, Berrie van der Molen will defend his PhD thesis ‘Talking XTC; Drug discourse in post-war Dutch newspaper and radio debates’. The… read more

Apply to CEU’s Department of Medieval Studies’ PhD program by February 1, 2022

Deadline for MA and PhD applicants who wish to be considered for financial aid: February 1, 2022, 23:59 CET. Read more on CEU’s applications hub.… read more

PhD Defence Victor Guanmian Xu (UL)

On 10 November 2021, Victor Guanmian Xu defended his PhD thesis “Pepper to Sea Cucumbers. Chinese Gustatory Revolution in Global History, 900-1840”. His research was… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Workshop ‘Knowing and Manipulating Natures: Cultural History, Science and Global Environment in the Anthropocene’

Dr Robert-Jan Wille , Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University
Prof. Bert Theunissen , Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University

Masterclass ‘Food & the environment: Rethinking the history of consumption’ by Dr. Peter van Dam (UvA)

Dr Peter van Dam, University of Amsterdam

PhD Core Course 1: Positioning and designing your research

Prof. Harald Hendrix, Utrecht University

Sustainability in Research Practices Part I: Photography for Research

Dr Marieke Hendriksen, HuC KNAW
Dr Marjolijn Bol, Utrecht University

Propose an activity

Each year, the curriculum of the Huizinga Institute is enriched with several masterclasses and workshops. The Huizinga Institute relies on the input of its members – senior members, RMA students and PhD candidates – for designing and organising these events. We always welcome proposals and have funding available for selected plans. Proposed activities may take on different forms, such as a research seminar with (international) experts or a more practice-oriented workshop in the (work)field, and may be aimed at any subdiscipline in the broad cultural historical field.