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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

CMEMS conference ‘Facets of Feeling: The Theory of Needs in the History of Emotions’

Dates: 8-9 June 2023 Location: University of Groningen & Online (Harmoniegebouw, Collaboratory A) Organizers: Research Master students Classical, Medieval and Early Modern Studies (CMEMS), RuG, Prof. dr. F.J.… read more

Vacancy: Promovendus Nederlandstalige online Leescultuur en Jongeren – Utrecht University (DL: 12 June 2023)

De sectie Moderne Nederlandse Letterkunde van de Universiteit Utrecht is op zoek naar een gemotiveerde promovendus die onderzoek wil doen naar de rol van sociale… read more

PhD defence Marleen Reichgelt (RU)

On Tuesday 20 June 2023, 16:30, Marleen Reichgelt will defend here dissertation ‘Revisioning Colonial Childhoods. A Photographic History of Papuan Children in Missionary Networks, 1890-1930’… read more


New editorial team Shells and Pebbles

Recently, a number of PhD candidates centred around the History and Philosophy of Science group at Utrecht University have taken over the editorship of the… read more

Looking back on the Spring School ‘Historical Performance Studies’ – a report by Caroline Baetens

Medieval and Early Modern Studies Spring School 2023 – Historical Performance Studies Report by participant Caroline Baetens Org: Huizinga Instituut, UGent (Doctoral Schools), ENLIGHT Network,… read more

Huizinga Institute Career Podcast #6: Martijn Kitzen

Doe je onderzoek naar een onderwerp binnen militaire geschiedenis, of ben je geïnteresseerd in werken bij Defensie? Dan is onze podcast aflevering met Martijn Kitzen… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Workshop Decolonising and Digitising Heritage

Professor Jane Lydon, The University of Western Australia

Archival Politics: Culture, Power, and Suppression

Dr Maartje van Gelder, University of Amsterdam
Dr Richard Calis, Utrecht University

Summer School 2023: ‘History of the Humanities: Stories, Sources, and Challenges’

Prof. Herman Paul, Leiden 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.