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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

German Genius in the Bengali Imagination, 1920 – 1940: An Intellectual History – Public lecture by Arnab Dutta (Groningen and Freie Universität Berlin) – D: 5 October 2021

  Date and Time: 5 October 2021, 16.00-17.30 Place: Amsterdam, Bushuis E.1.01E and Online Register by sending an e-mail to: Please, specify whether you would… read more

Huizinga Research Network NEWW: Invitation Symposium “Belle de Zuylen’s Correspondence Online, From the 18th-century manuscripts to Utrecht time machine” – 23 November 2021

  Symposium organized by the NEWW Working Group of Huizinga Instituut (New approaches to European Women’s Writing) Location: Utrecht, Academiegebouw Domplein, Date: November 23 2021… read more

Invitation: Kick-off NWO-Project Visualizing the Unknown for the Livestream (1 October)

  On behalf of the project-team, the Rijksmuseum Boerhaave invites you to the kick-off meeting of the NWO-funded research-project Visualizing the Unknown. Scientific Observation, Representation… read more

Afval bestaat niet! De circulaire economie in de vroegmoderne Nederlanden (29 oktober 2021)

  Jaarcongres Vlaams-Nederlandse Vereniging voor Nieuwe Geschiedenis 29 oktober 2021 In samenwerking met de Vrije Universiteit, het Environmental Humanities Centre en Clue+ (    De… read more

Oral History and Life Stories (25 November-16 December)

  In November 2021, the Research School Political History will offer a course on Oral History and Life Stories. The course Historians and others who… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Cultural Historians Toolbox (PhD Core Course 2): Material & Visual Culture – POSTPONED to fall 2021

Prof. Ann-Sophie Lehmann, Rijksuniversiteit Groningen

Workshop ‘Outsmarting the Impostor: Cultural History & A Sense of Belonging in Academia’

Dr Anna Tijsseling, Academic Authenticity

Workshop ‘Approaches to Nostalgia’

Dr Kristine Johanson, University of Amsterdam

Conference – Slavery in the Cultural Imagination Voices of Dissent in the Neerlandophone Space, 17th-21st Century

Huizinga/NICA Workshop ‘On Agency’

Dr Eve Kalyva, University of Amsterdam

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.