Global Intellectual History Seminar: “How Egypt forgot its sectarian past in 1919” – Lecture by Hussein Omar (Dublin) – Amsterdam, 7 November 2019

When: 7 November, 17.00-19.00
Where: Amsterdam, P. C. Hoofthuis, 1.05
co-organised with the Amsterdam Centre for Middle Eastern Studies
In scholarship and in the public imaginary alike, the 1919 revolution’s most enduring and iconic legacy was to endow the newly sovereign Egyptian state that it birthed with a sacred and ecumenical union between Muslims and Copts. As protestors raised the insignia of the Muslim crescent embracing a Muslim cross, it was alleged everywhere that there was no place for sectarian differentiation in the newly sovereign state. And yet such allegations are profoundly ahistorical. In this paper Omar examines the emergence of these symbols by placing them in the context of a set of debates around the status of Egyptian minorities that broke out from 1910 onward. By doing so, he argues that 1919 did not inaugurate debates about national unity but was rather a culmination of them. But even further, Omar suggests that 1919 made a taboo of certain uncomfortable topics about minorities and their rights. And finally he asks why it is that these sometimes awkward debates have barely registered in scholarship and why the mythographers of the new Egyptian state would deliberately ‘forget’ them after 1919.
More information here: 

KNHG Jaarcongres ‘De Vredesconferentie van Parijs (1919): Hoe verder na Versailles?’ – Doorn, 29 November 2019

Het is dit jaar 100 jaar geleden dat de Vredesconferentie van Parijs plaatsvond. Deze conferentie heeft geleid tot het Verdrag van Versailles en tot andere verdragen met landen die zich, eind 1918, als ‘Centralen’ hebben overgegeven aan de geallieerden. Het KNHG organiseert over deze thematiek het jaarcongres op 29 November in Museum Huis Doorn. Vind ale informatie en de mogelijkheid tot aanmelden hier.
Het programma van het congres is als volgt:
9.30 uur     inloop en registratie
10.00 uur   welkom door dagvoorzitter (Beatrice de Graaf)
10.15 uur    End of WWI and the peace Treaty of Paris: the Great Illusion (Eckart Conze)
10.45 uur    International and Domestic Politics in the Netherlands. Rousing Speeches and Political Agitation in the Aftermath of the War (Henk te Velde)
11.15 uur     Reacties sprekers op elkaar olv dagvoorzitter
11.40 uur    vragen uit de zaal
12.00 uur   toelichting op tentoonstelling door Cornelis van der Bas (Huis Doorn)
12.15 uur     ALV KNHG; voor niet-leden bezoek aan Huis Doorn (moet groepsgewijs en beperkt ruimte)
13.00 uur    lunch
13.30 uur    bezoek aan tentoonstelling Huis Doorn voor KNHG-leden
14.15 uur     workshops over deelonderwerpen:
Karin van Leeuwen, Arthur Eyfinger & Vincent Bijman – Versailles en het internationaal recht
Stefano Lissi, Thomas Rayner, Samuël Kruizinga & Jacco Pekelder – Versailles and the Resurgence of the German Question
Beatrice de Graaf, Ruurd Casparie & n.o.t.g. – De Eerste Wereldoorlog die niet ophield. Oorlog, conflict en conflictbeheersing na 1918
Cornelis van der Bas – Fokker en Wilhelm II. Van onderzoek naar tentoonstelling
15.45  uur afsluitende column (door Ruurd Casparie) met aansluitend borrel
16.00 uur    borrel
17.30 uur     einde

CFP: Song Studies 2020: Exploring Interdisciplinary Approaches To Songs And Practices Of Singing (1200-Today) – DL: 20 December 2019

Call for papers

The Amsterdam Centre for Cross-Disciplinary Emotion and Sensory Studies and THALIA, research group on the Interplay of Theatre, Literature & Media in Performance, present: SONG STUDIES 2020 – EXPLORING INTERDISCIPLINARY APPROACHES TO SONGS AND PRACTICES OF SINGING (1200-TODAY)

Ghent University, 1-3July 2020

Keynote speaker: Monique Scheer (Tübingen University)

The singing voice is a medium of expression that is found in all times and cultures. People have always been singing, not only to perform entertainingly, but also to express emotions or to embody identities. This  has  for  example  made  collective  singing (and  listening) practices a  primary  way  for  people  to articulate and embody the identities that are fundamental to the existence of social groups. The bodily and  sensory  experience  of moving  and  sounding  together  in  synchrony, enables individuals to experience feelings of togetherness with others. Song  is  the  versatile  medium  facilitating  such  processes. Songs can  evoke  and  channel  emotions, employing them for specific (or less specific) means. As a multimodal genre, song enables not only the articulation and  embodiment  of  ideas; as  an  inherently  oral and intangible medium, songs can  move through space and time, transgressing any material form. Therefore, songs have proven  an  ideal tool for the distribution of news, contentious ideas, or mobilising messages. This  conference  aims  to  bring  together  researchers from  various  disciplines investigating song (for example musicology,  literary  studies,  history,  sociology,  performance  studies,  cognition  studies, anthropology,  etc.). The  focus  will  be  on  the  definition  of possible  approaches  to  the  study  of  this medium (both in its material and performed existence), its performances (in any form) and reception (in any context). Research examples may cover songs written and sung in any culture and language, and any   (historical)   period. Common   ground will   be found through   concepts,   approaches and methodologies, encouraging an interdisciplinary and transhistorical dialogue, breaking ground for a new research field: song studies.

  • Possible research areas and questions to be explored are:
  • how to study the multimodality of the genre, acknowledging both textual and musical characteristics, and its performative nature;
  • the sensory/bodily and emotional/affective experience of listening and singing;
  • cognitive and/or affective processes of singing (and collective singing practices);
  • how to study the performative aspects of songs in historical contexts;
  • the ‘power’/agency of song; the role of song and singing in social processes and historical developments; etc.

We  invite proposals for 20-minute individual papers (max.  300  words) or alternative  formats  (pre-submission inquiry is encouraged). As the aim of this conference is to facilitate dialogue, there will be ample time  for  discussion  and  exchange. Please  send  your  proposal,  including  your  name,  academic affiliation and a short biographical note, no later than 20December 2019 to For more information and registration, see

Conference ‘Blasphemy and Violence. Interdependencies since 1760’ – Ghent (Belgium), 5 March 2020

Conference ‘Blasphemy and Violence. Interdependencies since 1760’ – 5 March 2020 – Ghent (Belgium)


On the 5th of March 2020, Liberas (Ghent, Belgium), in conjunction with the School of History, Religion and Philosophy at Oxford Brookes University (Oxford, United Kingdom) and the Leibniz Institute of European History (Mainz, Germany), organises an international colloquium devoted to the interdependency between blasphemy and violence in modern history. This international colloquium offers a much-needed analysis of a subject that historians have largely neglected, yet holds great relevance for contemporary society. Both young and established scholars will focus on specific incidents of blasphemy and sacrilege in Europe and the Arab world – a landmark case or a series of little-known micro studies –, examine its relationship with violence and discuss the legal background and context surrounding each incident. Drawing on a variety of chronological and geographical contexts, the colloquium will probe the phenomenon of blasphemy and its link to violence from different angles. All presentations will be given in English. The eve preceding the conference (4 March), internationally renowned expert Alain Cabantous will give a keynote lecture in French on blasphemy and sacrilege during the French Revolution.


For further information and the full programme, see


There is no registration fee. If you wish to attend, please register via mail: Please indicate in your mail whether you will attend the keynote lecture (in French) on Wednesday evening and/or the conference on Thursday.

Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW) 2019 – Nijmegen, 28-30 November 2019

Register here.


9th Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW)

‘Authority and Legitimacy’

Huize Heyendael, Geert Grooteplein Noord 9, 6525 EZ Nijmegen

Day 1: Thursday 28 November 2019

09.30-10.00    Registration and Tea/Coffee

10.00-10.10    Word of Welcome

10.10-11.00    Plenary lecture I:

Dr Justine McConnell (King’s College, London), When Greek and Yoruba Myth Meet

11.00-11.30    Tea/Coffee Break

11.30-13.00    Panel 1: Challenging Classical Authority

1.1: Rioghnach Sachs (King’s College, London), (Un)Gendered Desire and Self-Legitimation in Sappho’s Fragments and Monique Wittig’s The Lesbian Body.

1 .2: Dimitris Kentrotis Zinelis (Universiteit Leiden), ‘And Hector dies like everyone else’: The democratisation of mortality in Alice Oswald’s Memorial.

1 .3: Valeria Spacciante (Scuola Normale Superiore, Pisa), Classics as norm and escape: the retour au classicisme between humanism and nihilism.

13.00-14.00    Lunch

14.00-15.30    Panel 2: Classics and Nation-Building I

2.1: Nicolò Bettegazzi (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Augustus and the Christian vision of Roman Antiquity

2.2: Theodore Delwiche (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), “To Arms, Latin Teachers”: The Classical Outlook and American War Time Efforts to Promote Classical Studies.

2.3: Hanna Paulouskaya (Uniwersytet Warszawski), Our Soviet Ancients. Appropriation of Antiquity for Children’s and Youth Culture of the USSR.

15.30-16.00    Tea/Coffee Break

16.00-17.00    Plenary lecture II:

Prof. Dr David Rijser (Rijksuniversiteit Groningen), Author and Authority: Classicists and their Texts

17.00-18.00    Drinks

Day 2: Friday 29 November 2019

9.30-10:00      Tea/Coffee

10:00-11.00Panel 4: Rulers and Ruler Ideologies

3.1: Kieren Johns (University of Warwick), “A most valiant lion and a most cunning fox.” Negotiating the Political Authority of the “Outsider” Through Septimius Severus.

3.2: Max-Quentin Bischoff (Universität Mannheim), An ancient concept losing its authority: the end of exemplary historiography during the Sattelzeit (1750-1850).

11.00-11.30    Tea/Coffee Break

11.30-13.00    Panel 5: Non-European Contexts

4.1: Manuela Irarrázabal (University College London), Brazilian Orpheus.

4.2: Gifty Etornam Katahena (University of Ghana), The Reception of Ancient Greek Drama in West Africa: A Challenge to the western canon?

4.3: Marianna Zarantonello (Università di Padova), Homer’s authority in the Arab world: from loan to adaptation.

13.00-14.00    Lunch

14.00-15.00    Panel 6: Classics and Nation-Building II

5.1 : James Fortuna (University of St. Andrews), Classical Design and the Fascist Construction of International Legitimacy, 1933-42.

5.2: Sophie Wardle (University of Cambridge), Digging for legitimacy: Nineteenth-century responses to London’s Roman past and the identity of the modern city.

15.00-15.30    Tea/Coffee Break

15.30-16.30    Plenary lecture III:

Dr Nathalie de Haan (Radboud Universiteit), Archaeology, Authority and Grand Narratives

16.30-17.00    Final discussion and closing remarks

16.45-18.30    Drinks reception

18.30-             Conference Dinner in Huize Heyendael

Lecture by Dr Anirban Das – Medical Imaginaries of the Body: Knowledge and (Colonial) Difference – Utrecht, 19 November 2019


Medicine, as a science, has claims to universal knowledge of the body. Yet, in the domain of medical knowledge itself, the knowledge of the body is not a unity. The many sub-disciplines of medicine each have their own focus within the imaginations of the body. This lecture asks how the notion of the anatomic body – occupying a given threedimensional extended space – affects the notions of the body in a different system of medical knowledge viz., Ayurveda, prevalent in the colonial Indian subcontinent. It also looks at how a different space, the tropics, and a different system, the Ayurveda, might affect the epistemology of modern medicine at a particular geo-historical juncture. This speculative exercise in epistemic encounters may finally be linked to repetitions of certain structures of hegemony. Dr Birgit M. Kaiser (Languages, Literature and Communication) takes care of the introduction and Dr Anna Poletti (English Language and Culture) and Dr Sandra K. Manickam (Erasmus School of History) will respond to the lecture.

Anirban Das is Associate Professor in Cultural Studies at the Centre for Studies in Social Sciences Calcutta (CSSSC) in Kolkata, India. He graduated in Medicine (MBBS) and shifted to a broad interdisciplinary field across the Sciences, the Humanities and the Social Sciences. His areas of interest include feminist theory, science studies, the literary and the vernacular, postcolonial theory, body studies and ‘theory’ in a broad sense.

Date and time: 19 November 2019 16:30-19.00h
Location: Sweelinckzaal, Drift 21, Utrecht
Open entrance

KNIR Scholarships and Stipends for Spring 2020 – DL: 15 November 2019

The KNIR’s extensive scholarship programme gives individual researchers at the start of their career (MA/MPhil and PhD students from Dutch universities) the opportunity to conduct independent research in Rome, for up to three months, under the supervision of the Institute’s staff.

This programme allows students to focus on their research for a Master’s thesis or PhD dissertation for a long, uninterrupted period and discuss their progress and results in an interdisciplinary environment.

Find all information here.

Eerste Boekendag: ‘Boekenstrijd’- Deventer, 29 November 2019


De Boekendagen zijn in het leven geroepen voor de Nederlandse-Vlaamse onderzoeksgemeenschap rond boekgeschiedenis en boekenwetenschap van het premoderne boek (tot 1800). Deze dagen bieden een ontmoetingsplek voor mediëvisten en vroegmodernisten en een podium voor junior-onderzoekers.
De eerste in de reeks Boekendagen vindt plaats in boekenstad Deventer. We starten met een middag rond het thema ‘Boekenstrijd’. Boekenstrijd betreft niet alleen de strijd om controversiële en ketterse boeken, die leidde tot censuur en de Index van verboden boeken, maar ook de polemiek die in en rondom de boeken zelf werd gevoerd, door zowel auteurs als lezers. Verboden boeken verdwenen niet van de kaart, integendeel, zij waren het middelpunt van debat én het platform waarop dat debat werd gevoerd.

Organiserend comité: Sabrina Corbellini, Anna Dlabačová, Suzan Folkerts, Andrea van Leerdam en Irene van Renswoude.

13:00 Welkom

Irene van Renswoude (UvA en HuygensING): Voorzichtigheid geboden: Leeslijsten, catalogi en omstreden boeken (400 –1600)

Renske Hoff (RUG) en Bert Tops (KU Leuven): ‘Verboden te lezen’: Censurerende lezers en gebruikers in zestiende-eeuwse Nederlandse Bijbels

14:00 Pauze en posterpresentaties

Pop-up expositie ‘Verboden ideeën’ in de Athenaeumbibliotheek, Klooster 12
Expositie ‘Literatuur van wereldformaat’ in de Proosdijruimte van Bibliotheek Centrum

16:00  Keynotelezing door August den Hollander(VUAmsterdam): Verboden ideeën
Plaats de Bibliotheek Deventer Centrum, Stromarkt 18 Deventer, Theaterzaal (kelder)
Tijdstip 29 november 2019, 13:00-17:00 (zaal open 12:45)
Aanmelden voor 15 november 2019 via (ook voor het aanmelden van posterpresentaties)

Lectures Leiden Kress Fellows: Catherine Powell and Jun Nakamura – Leiden, 7 November 2019

The Department of Art History cordially invites you to the talks of the Leiden Kress Fellows of 2019-2020, 7 November 2019, 15h15-17h, Vossius Room, University Library, Leiden.

Catherine Powell
Influencing through networks and networking through influence Naturalia, botany, and art in late seventeenth-century Amsterdam

Peter Schenk’s album amicorum, Maria Sibylla Merian’s Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium, Daniel Stopendaal’s engravings of the estates along the river Vecht, and Caspar Commelin’s Praeludia Botanica: these items from the Special Collections appear, at first glance, to be unrelated. Yet, upon close examination one can begin to delineate what was arguably Amsterdam’s most influential network concerning naturalia, botany, and the related specialized art. A textual and visual analysis provides a window into a world where patrons, professional botanists and liefhebbers, artists, men and women—in this case Agnes Block, Maria Sibylla Merian, Peter Schenk, Daniel Stopendaal, and Caspar Commelin— worked together to perfect their knowledge, raise their status, and expand their sphere of influence.


Jun Nakamura
Printerly Pedagogy, or: Printing Drawing and Drawing Print

Printed drawing books, insofar as they use the medium of print to convey another media, necessarily draw attention to the appearance of prints, and to the linework and hatching with which forms are rendered. In doing so, they provide insights into period awareness of the limits and possibilities of printed marks and styles. In many examples, a number of different approaches to engraving are displayed side by side, calling attention to the effects of one syntax versus another. In one drawing book, artist portraits appear alongside images culled from a broad range of printed sources including natural history, mythology, and still life. Examining how these different subjects are rendered in various styles of engraving and etching could reveal how particular print idioms were associated with certain kinds of images. On the other hand, drawings made after prints (often but not always for pedagogical purposes) also tell us something about the reception of prints in the Dutch Golden Age. They show how different print styles were viewed and interpreted by artists, and looking at the specific artists whose prints were copied most often or most faithfully could reveal whose styles were thought to be most productive. Goltzius, Dürer, and Lucas van Leyden—three artists whose burin hands were viewed as both distinctive and canonical—were often copied line for line; but drawn copies after other printmakers rarely imitate the particular linework, and we thus get a sense that copyists saw through the syntax to the model that it rendered. By looking at works that exist at the intersections of print and drawing, I hope to understand the qualities of print aesthetics that seventeenth-century Dutch artists found most essential to the medium.

Image from: Maria Sibylla Merian, Metamorphosis Insectorum Surinamensium (Amsterdam, 1705)

Course ‘Oral History and Life Stories’ with Selma Leydesdorff

As of this year, the course ‘Oral History and Life Stories’ with Selma Leydesdorff can be followed via OPG (Research School Political History). Huizinga ReMa-students and PhD candidates are welcome to participate.

Course Supervisor: prof. dr. Selma Leydesdorff
Dates: 4, 11, 18, 25 February 2020 and 3 March 2020 13.30 – 16.30 hrs.
Venue: Amsterdam, Spinhuis, Oudezijds Achterburgwal 185 room 2.19 (except 25 February, OIH, Kloveniers Burgwal 47, Conference Room NIAS Amsterdam)
Candidates: PhD candidates and advanced RMa students
Credits: 2 ECTS, with paper 5-6 ECTS Registration: Before 15 November 2019 ( Students and PhD candidates willing to participate have to write a motivation letter before 1 November.

All course information can be downloaded here.


CFP – Gender, Conflict, Citizenship and Belonging for international workshop (DL: 25 November 2019)

Call for papers for international workshop on 18-20 March 2020 in Antwerp (Belgium)
deadline for submission: 25 November 2019
more info:
On 18-20 March 2020 UCSIA organizes an international academic workshop on “Gender, Conflict, Citizenship and Belonging: Masculinities/Femininities in Times of Crisis” at the University of Antwerp, Belgium.

Gender and gender(ed) relations have long been the subject of political imagination and interpretation. This is particularly the case in times of crisis and perceived threats to the nation, when political actors seek to mobilise through a (renewed) emphasis on the importance of the nuclear family and traditional roles for both women and men.

This workshop seeks to better understand the current political climate in Europe, which includes the resurfacing debates on abortion, the spread of referenda on the family across Europe, the various discussions in European countries on the re-introduction of military service, as well as the activities of anti-gender movements that have attempted to curtail academic freedom in researching gender and sexuality. To do so, it examines the role of (ideological) constructions of ideal and normative masculinities/femininities and alternatives to them in times of crisis, which remain too often overlooked by researchers.

CMSA Dissertation Writing Group

The CMSA Dissertation Writing Group of the University of Amsterdam invites all PhD students whose research focuses on the Middle Ages to join. This group provides you with the opportunity to share and discuss your written work with other early career academics. We meet a couple times per year. Please contact Nanouschka Wamelink-van Dijk ( if you want to subscribe to the mailing list.

SKILLNET conference ‘Memory and Identity in the Learned World: Community Formation in the Early Modern World of Science and Learning’ – 7-9 November 2019

On 7-9 November 2019, the SKILLNET project will organize a conference at Utrecht University on memory and identity in the early modern learned world. This conference aims at bringing together historians of knowledge, art historians, heritage scholars, philosophers of identity, museum curators, sociologists, literary historians, etc., who are studying cults of memory and community formation in the early modern world of science and learning. See the conference website for more information.

Date: 7 – 9 November 2019

Utrecht, Sweelinckzaal
Image: Jan Jacobz. Wielant, “De Geleerde in Syn Kamer”, 17th century. Source: Rijksmuseum

Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2019: (Post)colonial foodways: creating, negotiating, and resisting transnational food systems – 15-16 November 2019

Friday, 15 November – Saturday 16 November 2019

Venue: Aula of the University of Amsterdam, Singel 411, 1012 XM Amsterdam.

Symposium fee: €90 (until 15 September €75)

Reduced fee: €45 (students, Friends of the Special Collections UvA).





 (Post)colonial foodways: creating, negotiating, and resisting transnational food systems

 Because of its manifold effects on individuals, cultures, and countries, from the 15th century onwards the colonial era had far-reaching impacts on existing foodways. Colonial rulers often imposed exploitative food systems upon the colonized, resulting in relationships that have been perpetuated, mediated, and resisted to this day. Because of their troubling and complex legacy, colonial foodways have become an essential theme in recent histories of transnational food production, consumption and trade practices from early modern mercantilism to the present. By shifting the focus from two-way colonizer-colonized relationships towards (post)colonial networks and their various nexuses, truly transnational histories are emerging that decenter Europe and go beyond traditional narratives.


Food history and (post)colonial history intersect in various ways. Theories about exploration and exploitation offer insights into (proto)capitalism and the consumption of commodities, the agency of populations in the Global South, the transfer of food technologies, and the ecological impact of restructuring and repurposing vast areas of land. Studying material culture and (post)colonial food customs, furthermore, advances an in-depth understanding of the historical negotiation of identities and ideologies. The hybridization of national and migrant cuisines, culinary (neo)colonialism, and shifting perceptions of gastronomic ‘authenticity’ all underwrite the continuing influence of the colonial era on how we speak about food and, subsequently, about ourselves.





Friday 15 November 2019


 09.00–10.00       Registration and coffee


10.00–10.05       Welcome Marike van Roon


10.05–10.30       Professor J.M. van Winter Stipend


10.30–11.00       Keynote lecture by Katarzyna Cwiertka 


11.00–11.10       short break


11.10–12.40       Panel 1 – Transatlantic legacies of slavery


Chair: :Karwan Fatah-Black

  • Ilaria Berti – Sugar, Slaves, and Food: The Emergence of a Fusion and Cuisine in the West Indies Colonies (19th century)
  • Debby Esmeé de Vlugt – Searching for Roots in African Soil: Black Power and the Politics of Heritage Cooking
  • Laura Kihlström & Dalila D’Ingeo – Institutional Racism and the Geneology of Food Insecurity in the US South


12.40–13.00       Intermezzo: Postcolonial foodways in the Netherlands


  • Lenno Munnikes & Joris Vermeer – Post-colonial eating out of the wall: Two different stories of the Loempia


13.00–14.00       Lunch break


14.00–15.30       Panel 2 – Nationalist policy and (de)colonisation

Chair: Peter van Dam

  • Rachel B. Herrmann – Food Diplomacy, Victual Imperialism, and Victual Warfare: A Food Studies Model for Vast Early America
  • Sebastiaan Broere – “Freedom means Rice”: Food Production as a Marker of Postcolonial Independence in Indonesia, 1945-1967
  • Arnoud Arps – Trading New-Amsterdam for a Spice Island: Nutmegs, Dutch food history and the spirit of Indonesian nationalism


15.30–16.45       Coffee & Tea break


16.45–17.30       Prize-giving ceremony of the 2019 Johannes van Dam Prize and the Joop Witteveen Prize



Saturday 16 November 2019


09.00-09.30        Registration


09.30–10.30       Panel 3 — Pursuits of the postcolonial food industry

Chair: Iva Peša

  • Lola Wilhelm – «Africa must feed Africa»: Nestlé’s participation in imperial and postcolonial food engineering experiments in West Africa, 1950s-1960s
  • Noa Berger – Representing the (post)colonial: Addressing the tension between colonial heritage and ethical concerns in the French specialty coffee market


10:30–11:00       Coffee & Tea break


11.00–12.00       Panel 4 – Representing the nation: authenticity and appropriation

Chair: Adriana Churampi Ramirez

  • Suzanne Cope – Feeding the Revolution: Two Case Studies on the Use of Food as a Weapon of Resistance in Contemporary (Post)colonial North America
  • Catarina Passidomo – Peruvian Gastrodiplomacy: Cuisine as nation-brand in post-colonial context


12.00–12.20       Wrap-up – Marlou Schrover


12.20-12.30        Closing remarks and topic for 2020


Afternoon Programme of the Foodie Festival at the Allard Pierson UvA (festival starts at 13.00; registration for this event will start in September)


The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food is the annual point of assembly and an exchange of knowledge in the field of Food history in the Netherlands. It intends to stimulate debate and research that bridges the gap between different disciplines. Another aim is to transfer academic research to a wider public and stimulate research using the History of Food Collection of Allard Pierson | Collections of the University of Amsterdam. The symposium is therefore targeted at both an academic and a professional audience.

The Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food has been made possible with the generous support of The Amsterdam School for Historical Studies – University of Amsterdam, Bibliotheken Eemland, Carrera Culinair, Cormet, Fontaine Uitgeverij, Hotel De l’Europe, Huizinga Instituut, Nijgh Cuisine, Stichting Gastronomische Bibliotheek, Terra, Rural & Environmental History Group – Wageningen University & Research and Allard Pierson |Collections of the University of Amsterdam.