Huizinga PhD conference – 30 & 31 March 2020, Dominicanenklooster Huissen

Date: 30 & 31 March 2020
Venue: Dominicanenklooster Huissen
Open to: PhD candidates and RMA-students (exclusive for Huizinga members)
ECTS, only for PhD candidates: 3 (with presentation), 1 (auditor)

Registration: Huizinga staff members, ReMa students and PhD candidates of all years are more than welcome to join this conference as auditors. Register here

Third-year PhD candidates who are members of the Huizinga Instituut present (a part of) their research at this conference. Their talks will be discussed by co-referents (who have been invited by the candidates themselves) and the audience.

Preliminary programme:


Monday 30 March 2020

Chair: Prof. dr. Arnoud Visser


10:15                    Welcome and introduction

10:30                    Workshop by Griet Coupé on giving and receiving oral feedback

                                Title: TBA

 11:30                    Sam de Schutter (Leiden University)
The Global Workings of Disability in the Two Congo’s, 1960-2009
Referent: TBA

12:30                    Lunch

13:45                    Larissa Schulte Nordholt (Leiden University)
What Is an African Historian? Negotiating Scholarly Personae in UNESCO’S General History of Africa
Referent: TBA

14:45                    Ayşenur Korkmaz (University of Amsterdam)
Local and diasporic family memories of the Armenian genocide: a transnational ethnography
Referent: TBA

15:45                    Coffee and tea

16:00                    Paul Hulsenboom (Radboud University)
Batavians and Sarmatians: Dutch perceptions of Poland, Polish perceptions of the Netherlands, and Dutch and Polish national identity formation (1618-1864)
Referent: TBA

17:00                    Cora van de Poppe (Utrecht University)
Language Dynamics in the Dutch Golden Age: linguistic and social-cultural aspects of intra-author variation
Referent: TBA

18:00                    Drinks and dinner


Tuesday 31 March 2020

                                Chair: TBA

 10:15                    Desiree Krikken (University of Groningen)
“My plot, your plat, our inhabited landscape” [the relationship between early modern people and the European physical landscape]
Referent: TBA

11:15                   Frank Birkenholz (University of Groningen)
The Paper Company: the Impact of Paper on the Dutch East India Company in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries
Referent: TBA

12:15                    PhD Council

12:30                    Lunch

13:45                    Renske Hoff (University of Groningen)
In Readers’ Hands: Early Modern Dutch Bibles from a Users’ Perspective
Referent: TBA

14:45                    Didi van Trijp (Leiden University)
Enlightened Fish Books: A New History of Eighteenth-Century Ichthyology (1686-1828)
Referent: TBA

15:45                    Coffee and tea

16:00                    Berrie van der Molen (Utrecht University)
Drugs and public perception in The Netherlands. The regulatory imperative, drug use and governmentality in the public debate since 1945
Referent: TBA

17:00                    Anne van Veen (Utrecht University)
The History of Animal Testing and Alternatives
Referent: TBA

18:00                    Drinks