Research School for Economic and Social History


The N.W. Posthumus Institute (NWP), currently hosted by the Department of History & Art History of Utrecht University, is named after Nicolaas Wilhelmus Posthumus (1880-1960), the first professor in economic and social history in the Netherlands.

The NWP promotes innovative and advanced interdisciplinary research in economic and social history by stimulating joint research programmes of participating institutes. To this purpose, the NWP provides a PhD training in economic and social history, as well as a two course-programme for Research Master students. Bachelor students can participate in the N.W. Posthumus Summer School courses. Annually, the N.W. Posthumus Institute also organises its Annual Posthumus Conference.

The NWP is also participating in the European graduate School for Training in Economic and social historical Research (ESTER), a Europe-wide network of leading scholars in the field of social and economic history and as such co-organiser of Research Design Courses and Advanced Seminars within the ESTER programme.

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