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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

Social event for all Huizinga members – Exhibition visit & drinks – 29 March 2023

Dear members of the Huizinga Institute, With the PhD Core Course 1 starting this March, gathering a new generation of PhD candidates to the Huizinga… read more

Conference ‘Remembering Activism: Critical Perspectives on the Memory-Activism Nexus’

Date: 29 – 31 March 2023 Location: Drift 21, 0.05 (Sweelinckzaal) What happens to social movements when their momentum ebbs away, the streets are emptied and campaigning… read more

CFP: AHM Annual Conference 2023: “Diasporic Heritage and Identity” (21-23 June) – DL: 31 March 2023

In the interdisciplinary vocabulary of heritage and memory studies, the concept of diaspora continues to hold a pivotal role. This conference sets out to explore (self)representations… 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

Join the HI Slack channel for Digital Humanities

Are you working with or interested in digital humanities/computational humanities? Then we invite you to join the Huizinga Instituut Slack channel dedicated to DH! The… read more

Meet the PhD/RMA Council

The PhD/RMA Council facilitates the communication between the Institute and its members, helps in the evaluation of courses, and provides valuable input into the content… read more

Upcoming HI Courses & Events

Spring School ‘Historical Performance Studies’

RMA Thematic course ‘Heritage and Memory Theory Seminar’

Prof. Ihab Saloul, University of Amsterdam

RMA Thematic course: Global History

Dr Anne-Isabelle Richard, Leiden University

Workshop ‘The Longue Durée Perspective’

Prof. Annelien de Dijn, Utrecht University

Workshop series ‘Image revolutions. Printmaking in the Low Countries from woodcut to lithography’

Dr Marlise Rijks, Ghent 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.