Course Oral History and Life Stories

January 2019 | Amsterdam
Historians and others who interview about the past often talk about memory and how they are informed by memory, while they know memory is a difficult and problematic source of historical knowledge. During this course we shall concentrate on the use of memory in historical research.

Masterclass – ‘Do sales matter? Reputation and contemporary popularity in the Early Modern Book World’ with Andrew Pettegree

27 August 2018 | Amsterdam
Are the books we choose to study from previous centuries chosen because contemporaries recognised them as important or because they reflect our current preoccupations? And how can we know which books past societies particularly valued? These troubling questions – troubling not least because they are so routinely ignored – are the subject of this workshop.