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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

PhD Defence Carlotta Capurro (UU)

On Friday 26 November, Carlotta Capurro defended her PhD thesis ‘Digitalisering van de Europese cultuur. Europeana en de overheid van digitaal cultureel erfgoed’. The defence… read more

PhD Defence Christoph van den Belt (VU)

On Thursday 16 December, Christoph van den Belt will defend his PhD thesis ‘Eigentijds en eigenzinnig’. The defence will take place in the Aula at… read more

Sixth Annual Symposium Unhinging the National Framework: What’s New? Topical Work in Transitional Lifewriting – 3 December

  Sixth Annual Symposium organized by Unhinging the National Framework: Platform for the Study of Transnational Life Writing  Date: 3 December 2021 Time: 09.30-17.00 Location: Campus Vrije… read more

Valedictory Lecture Wyger Velema – 9 December

  Date: 9 December 2021 Time: 16:30 Location: Aula – Lutherse kerk, Singel 411 Amsterdam On December 9, 2021, Wyger Velema will deliver his valedictory… read more

PhD Defence Larissa Schulte Nordholt (LU)

On Wednesday 1 December,  Larissa Schulte Nordholt (LU) will defend her PhD thesis ‘Africanising African History’. De defence will take place from 16.15 at the… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Cultural Historian’s Toolbox (PhD Core Course 2): ‘Wetenschappelijk Recenseren’

Prof. Floris Cohen, Utrecht University

Masterclass ‘The Concept of Progress: New Explorations’

Prof. Tyson Retz, University of Stavanger

Huizinga Winter School: ‘Introduction to digital history. Critical approaches to your data’

Dr Pieter van den Heede, Erasmus University of Rotterdam
Dr Maarten van Dijck, Erasmus University of Rotterdam

PhD Core Course 1: Positioning and designing your research

Prof. Harald Hendrix, Utrecht University

Workshop ‘Knowing and Manipulating Natures: Cultural History, Science and Global Environment in the Anthropocene’

Dr Robert-Jan Wille , Freudenthal Institute, Utrecht University
Prof. Bert Theunissen , Freudenthal Institute, 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.