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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 Agenda & Calls

Symposium Buffels, tijgers en witte mieren. Multatuli en het dierenrijk – 13 June 2024

Donderdag 13 juni 2024 Symposium Buffels, tijgers en witte mieren. Multatuli en het dierenrijk 10:00 – 17:15, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, WN-C147 Op donderdag 13 juni… read more

Conference ‘Socialist ideas of Europe in the world – 1871 to 1968’ – 14 June 2024

The issue of a distinct left-wing international vision seems relatively overlooked in contemporary academic work and politics, with profound implications for public life.  Weighed down… read more

Lecture Frances Tanzer (Clark University): ‘Vanishing Vienna – Modernism, Philosemitism, and Jews in a Postwar City’ – 18 June 2024

Tuesday, 18 June, 2024 Time: 16-18 hrs Place: Goethe-Institut, Herengracht 470, Amsterdam Please register for the event via this website Frances Tanzer will discuss her… read more


Course registration new RMA students

If you are RMA students that starts in 2024-2025, but you are not yet registered with a National Research School by your local graduate school,… read more

In memoriam Willem Frijhoff (1942-2024)

Op 5 april overleed de bekende historicus Willem Frijhoff op 81-jarige leeftijd. Zijn invloed op de beoefening van de cultuurgeschiedenis in Nederland was groot en… read more

Willem Frijhoff (1942-2024)

It is with great sadness that the Huizinga Institute has learned of the passing of our esteemed colleague Professor Willem Frijhoff (1942-2024). Willem Frijhoff played… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Summer School 2024: ‘The Origins of Archives’

KB Summerschool Digitale Collecties – i.s.m. het Huizinga Instituut

Workshop ‘Interrogating Historical Lenses: Encounters between Micro- and Global History’

Márcia Gonçalves, MSCA-IF at the Institute for History, Leiden University

Erasmus Birthday Lecture by Ann Blair (Harvard University)

Workshop ‘The History of Digital Cultures’

Dr Jochen Hung, 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.