Research School for Economic and Social History


11 April 2023
13:30 - 17:30
Utrecht University, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, Van Ravesteynzaal (1.06),

Workshop (PhD/RMA) ‘The Longue Durée Perspective’

This workshop aims to bring together historians who apply a longue durée perspective in their research or are contemplating starting a longue durée project. It primarily focusses on the particularities of doing longue durée research and invites the participants to reflect on their methods and share their best practices. Some questions that are likely to be explored are: How to select a strong corpus of sources? How to recognise and study (dis)continuity? And how much contextualisation is enough?

The workshop is led by Annelien de Dijn, Professor of Modern Political History at Utrecht University and author of the longue durée history and award-winning book Freedom: An Unruly History (2020). She will give the participants a unique glimpse into the making of her book and share some concrete examples of how she has applied a longue durée perspective. The workshop is organised by Anne Por MSc BA and Edurne De Wilde MA (PhD candidates at Leiden University).

Participation is free, but prior registration and preparation is required. See the button below for full info. Please note that attendance is limited to a maximum of 15 participants.