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Dutch Cultural History Research Projects

The Huizinga Institute keeps an overview of all current multi-participant Cultural History research projects. Interested in the individual projects of our PhD members? Please consult our page Current PhD Research.

Visualizing the unknown. Scientific Observation, Representation and Communication in 17th-century Science and Society

Dutch Shipping and the Environment, 1621-1939

Constructing the Limes: Employing citizen science to understand borders and border systems from the Roman period until today

Heritages of Hunger: Societal Reflections on Past European Famines in Education, Commemoration and Musealisation

Inventing Public Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe

Aesopian Fables 1500-2010: Word, Image, Education

MEDIATE – Middlebrow Enlightenment: Disseminating Ideas, Authors, and Texts in Europe

Voicing the Colony. Travelers in the Dutch East Indies, 1800-1945

Sport and Nation

Rethinking Disability: The Global Impact of the International Year of Disabled Persons (1981) in Historical Perspective

Scholarly Vices: A Longue Durée History

The Freedom of the Streets. Gender and Urban Space in Europe and Asia (1600-1850)

SKILLNET: Sharing Knowledge in Learned and Literary NETworks. The Republic of Letters as a pan-European Knowledge Society

A New History of Fishes. A long-term approach to fishes in science and culture, 1550-1880

Dutch military operations in Indonesia, 1945-1950

The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe

Dealing with Disasters in the Netherlands. The Shaping of Local and National Identities, 1421-1890

War! Popular Culture and European Heritage of Major Armed Conflicts

Chronicling novelty. New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850

Imagineering Violence: Techniques of Early Modern Performativity in the Northern and Southern Netherlands (1630-1690)

Decolonizing Knowledge: Postcoloniality and the Making of Modern Indonesia’s Knowledge Culture, 1945-1970

Mixed feelings. Literary Hispanophilia and Hispanophobia in England and the Netherlands in the Early Modern period and in the nineteenth century

FORCE – Forensic Culture in Europe, 1930-2000

Pleasurescapes: Port Cities’ Transnational Forces of Integration