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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

Dertiende Jacob van Lenneplezing: De ontdekking van Insulinde: op reis in Nederlands-Indië in de negentiende eeuw – Prof. Rick Honings – 5 October 2023

Het ‘prachtig ryk van Insulinde dat zich daar slingert om den evenaar, als een gordel van smaragd’. Met die woorden verheerlijkte Multatuli Nederlands-Indië in zijn… read more

Online meet & greet RNW History of Emotions

As we kick off a new academic year, we want to pick up on where we left of at last year’s events. We would like… read more

KHMW Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijzen 2024 Geschiedenis – DL: 6 October 2023

De inschrijftermijn voor de KHMW Jan Brouwer Scriptieprijzen 2024 is geopend! De prijzen, van elk 3.000 euro, worden toegekend in verschillende wetenschapsgebieden, waaronder Geschiedenis, en zijn bedoeld voor… read more


Vacancy for a Student Assistantship at the Huizinga Institute (deadline: 24 October 2023)

The Huizinga Institute is offering a Student Assistantship for an enthusiastic RMA student. The Student Assistant will support the Institute from 1 January 2024 –… read more

Course registration new RMA students

RMA students who start in 2023-2024 are not yet registered with a National Research School, this will be carried out by the local graduate schools… read more

Course Programme 2023-2024

It’s with great pleasure that we announce our 2023-2024 curriculum: a broad range of courses, workshops and masterclasses for PhD candidates and RMA students. It… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Life, Traces & Stories – A Masterclass with Julie Rak

Cultural Historian’s Toolbox (PhD Core Course 2): ‘Wetenschappelijk Recenseren’

Prof. Floris Cohen, Utrecht University

RMA Thematic course: ‘Writing environmental history in the Anthropocene’

Dr Peter van Dam, University of Amsterdam

PhD Career Day 2023

RMA Thematic course ‘Key Concepts in Cultural History’

Dr Elwin Hofman, 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.