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Book offers

Although we generally do not include book offers in our website or newsletters, we thought it wise to make an exception for two book offers we received recently, because of their relevance for Posthumus affiliates. Please note that all contact regarding these offers are between you and the supplier, the N.W. Posthumus Institute is no…

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N.W. Posthumus Institute receives book collection from Posthumus family

Just before the Summer holidays, the N.W. Posthumus Institute received a collection of books and documents, until then owned by relatives of N.W. Posthumus (1880-1960). Among them were some personal documents, the earliest of which dated from N.W. Posthumus’ times as student at the University of Amsterdam, and several of his later books and publications….

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Onderzoeksassistent ‘Great Urban Transition’ (Universiteit van Amsterdam) – deadline 29 september 2022

~ due to required (passive) proficiency, only in Dutch; applications may however be submitted in English ~ De opleiding Geschiedenis van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen aan de Universiteit van Amsterdam is per direct op zoek naar twee enthousiaste en zelfstandige student-assistenten om kwalitatief en kwantitatief archief- en literatuuronderzoek te doen in het Stadsarchief Amsterdam en…

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Phd Defence Esther Beeckaert (Ghent University)

On 7 October 2022 at 16:00 sharp, Posthumus alumna Ester Beeckaert will defend her PhD thesis ‘Rural transformation in the Ardennes: The commons as landscapes of change, 1750-1850’ to obtain her PhD in History from Ghent University. Promotors are Professor Eric Vanhaute and Professor Wouter Ryckbosch. After the session, there will be a reception at…

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