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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

PhD defence Lise Zurné (EUR)

On Wednesday 13 December 2023, Lise Zurné (Erasmus University Rotterdam) will defend her PhD thesis titled ‘Performing contested pasts: An ethnography of historical re-enactments of… read more

Oproep NML-Fellowship 2023 – DL: 15 December 2023

De Maatschappij der Nederlandse Letterkunde, gevestigd te Leiden, werd in 1766 opgericht als een vereniging van letterkundigen, taalkundigen en historici. De Maatschappij heeft als doel… read more

New: Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout Early Career Impact Award (DL: 31 December 2023)

Who was Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout? Antonie Luyendijk-Elshout was a professor in the history of medicine at Leiden University. What does the prize reward? The prize is… read more


PhD/ReMa council – New members

Tommie van Wanrooij Tommie van Wanrooij is a PhD candidate and lecturer at Leiden University. He studied Dutch Language and Literature (BA) and Literary Studies… read more

Huizinga-PhD Sven Gins genomineerd als Jonge Historicus van het Jaar – Finale 11 november 2023

Op 11 november 2023 is het zover: de finale van de Verkiezing Jonge Historicus van het Jaar! Tijdens deze middag zullen de finalisten hun projectplannen… read more

In a Nutshell Podcast with Dr Anneleen Arnout

Vox is launching its new podcast, In a Nutshell, with hosts Jara Majerus and Antonia Leise. Every two weeks, they will invite Radboud researchers to… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

PhD Writing Retreat at Dominicanenklooster Huissen

Huizinga Winter School: ‘Doing digital history: Analyze and visualize your data’

Dr Pieter van den Heede, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Dr Maarten van Dijck, Erasmus University Rotterdam
Prof. Ralf Futselaar, Erasmus University Rotterdam

Workshop ‘Human/Nature: Cultural History for a Changing World’

RMA Thematic course: ‘History of Emotions’

Dr Anneleen Arnout, Radboud University

The Sensory Archive: Reading, transcribing, and preparing Early Modern manuscript recipes

Dr Marieke Hendriksen, HuC KNAW

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.