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PhD Core Course 3: Huizinga PhD Conference at Dominicanenklooster Huissen

The two-day Huizinga Institute PhD conference takes place twice a year. In their third year, PhDs present part of their research  on the conference (2 EC). Their talks will be discussed by co-referents (who have been invited by the candidates themselves) and the audience.

Attending as an auditor

PhDs are encouraged to participate as auditors every year. RMA students may receive 1 EC by attending both conference days and handing in a short report within two weeks after the conference. Instructions can be downloaded here.

Due to the coronavirus measures, the conference will be held online. If you are interested in joining one or both days, please register below.


Monday 22 March 2021

Chair: Prof. dr. Arnoud Visser

10:00-10:15: Join online via Zoom

10:15: Welcome and introduction

10:30: Wouter de Vries (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Imagineering the earth: prints as paper tools and the making of a planet
Referent: Prof. Frans van Lunteren (VU)

11:25: Short break

 11:30: Martha Visscher-Houweling (Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam)
Change and stability in the use of the ‘language of Canaan’ among Dutch orthodox protestants (1900-2014)
Referent: prof. Joris van Eijnatten (UU/eScience Center)

12:25: Lunch break

13:45: Workshop by Dr Griet Coupé: ‘Building your professional network’

14:40: Short break

14:45: Desiree Krikken (University of Groningen)
The complete land surveyor: negotiating the professional self in early modern didactic textbooks
Referent: Dr Germán Jiménez-Montes

15:40: Break

16:00: Mathijs Boom (University of Amsterdam)
Deltaic History: Reimagining Human and Natural History in the Rhine Delta, 1730-1830
Referent: Prof. Petra van Dam (VU)

16:55: Short break

17:00: Mirte Liebregts (Radboud University)
Saving the humanities with a book series. Why was the creation of the Loeb Classical Library (1911-) deemed necessary?
Referent: Prof. Wessel Krul (RUG)

17:55: Closing remarks

 Tuesday 23 March 2021

Chair: Stefan Reyes MA

9:45-10:00: Join online via Zoom

10:00: Opening

10:15: Renske Hoff (University of Groningen)
Transformative reading: the dynamic connection between early printed Bibles (1522-1546) and their readers
Referent: Prof. August den Hollander (VU)

11:10:  Short break

11:15: Renée Vulto (Ghent University)
‘Juich vrije Batavieren!’ Singing the Batavian Revolution
Referent: Prof. Frans Grijzenhout (UvA)

12:10: Lunch break

13:45: Marieke van Egeraat (Radboud University)
Appropriating Disasters during the Dutch Revolt
Referent: Prof. Rienk Vermij (University of Oklahoma)

14:40: Short break

14:45: Fons Meijer (Radboud University)
Suffering compatriots. Affect, nationalism and the construction of compassion in times of catastrophe in the 19th-century Netherlands
Referent: Prof. Remieg Aerts (UvA)

15:40: Break

16:00: Lucas van der Deijl (University of Amsterdam)
A New Language for the Natural Light. Translating the New Philosophy during the Dutch Early Enlightenment (1640-1720)
Referent: Prof. Inger Leemans (VU/Humanities Cluster KNAW)

16:55: Closing remarks

Register (8/30 spaces left)

Bookings are closed for this course.