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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

In memoriam – Arthur Mitzman, 1931-2021

  Op 89-jarige leeftijd is Arthur Mitzman overleden. Geboren in 1931 in New Jersey had hij geschiedenis gestudeerd aan de Columbia University (MA 1959) en… read more

Annual Conference of Study Group Seventeenth Century: The cultural dimension of Dutch overseas expansion

  Annual conference Werkgroep Zeventiende Eeuw Utrecht University, Friday 27 August 2021 (online) Website:   On Friday, August 27, the Annual Conference of Study Group… read more

Inaugural Lecture Herman Paul – “Kritisch denken: over het ethos van de geesteswetenschappen”

On June 28, Herman Paul held his inaugural address as Professor of the History of the Humanities at Leiden University. In the address, titled “Kritisch denken:… read more

Uitgeverij Verloren/Johan de Witt-scriptieprijs 2022

  Utrecht, 28 juni 2021 – Voor de achtste keer reikt de historische vereniging Vrienden van De Witt een prijs uit voor de beste universitaire… read more

Call Tiele-fellowships 2022 – DL: 30 September 2021

The Dr. P.A. Tiele-Stichting is devoted to promoting the study of the book in past and present. Its activities include publishing scholarly books and articles… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Workshop ‘Approaches to Nostalgia’

Dr Kristine Johanson, University of Amsterdam

Huizinga/NICA Workshop ‘On Agency’

Dr Eve Kalyva, University of Amsterdam

PhD Core Course 3: Huizinga PhD Conference at Dominicanenklooster Huissen

RMA Thematic course ‘Key Concepts in Cultural History’

Dr Willemijn Ruberg, 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.