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Invitation to first National Sector Plan Conference ‘Cultural Heritage and Identity’

The Organising Committee on behalf of the Assistant Professors involved in the Sector plan theme ‘Cultural Heritage and Identity’ is cordially inviting participants to the very first National Sector Plan Conference ‘Cultural Heritage and Identity’ organised by the Dutch faculties in Arts and Humanities and hosted by Erasmus University Rotterdam. The conference is intended for…

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Posthumus PhD Seminar I to be held in Maastricht, 12-13 December 2024

The N.W. Posthumus Institute is happy to announce that Seminar I, ‘My research in a nutshell’, to be attended by the PhDs enlisted in cohort 2024 of the N.W. Posthumus PhD Training Programme, will be hosted by Maastricht University on 12 and 13 December 2024 under the guidance of Dr Joris Roosen, Assistant Professor of…

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PhD Defence Posthumus alumna Ingrid Schepers (University of Antwerp)

On 11 June 2024, Posthumus alumna Ingrid Schepers successfully defended the thesis ‘Mobilising labour: A spatial analysis of railway infrastructure, commuting flows and rural-urban relations in Belgium, 1846-1961’ at the University of Antwerp. Promotors were Professors Greet De Block and Ann Verhetsel (both University of Antwerp). The N.W. Posthumus staff congratulates Ingrid with the successful…

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PhD Course ‘The Versatile Interior’ (Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, 27-11 November 2024) – deadline abstracts 15 Sept. 2024

The PhD School of the Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts is offering the PhD course ‘The Versatile Interior’ on 27-29 November 2024. This PhD course aims to explore interiors as versatile, ambiguous and complex phenomena. Through architectural history, social history, design, art, and anthropology, multifaceted and even sometimes paradoxical aspects of interiors will be…

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Successful 2024 edition Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar

On 12-18 May 2024, The Datini-ESTER Advanced Seminar 2024 took place in Prato, Italy. This year’s edition focused on the theme of ‘Social and Geographic Mobility’ and hence was closely connected to the preceding study week ‘Social Mobility in Pre-industrial Societies: Tendencies, Causes, and Effects (13th-18th Centuracies’ of the Datini Insitute. At the Datini-ESTER seminar…

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NWO Summit Grant awarded to SOCION consortium

The SOCION-consortium, a consortium of scientists in Social Studies and Humanities (among whom Posthumus-affiliates Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, Selin Dilli, and Maanik Nath) researching social cohesion, has been granted a NWO Summit grant (30 mio euro) by the Dutch Research Council (FWO). Summit grants are intended for research consortia that already have proven its academic…

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Successful PhD Defence Posthumus alumna Aditi Dixit

On 17 May 2024, Posthumus alumna Aditi Dixit successfully defended her thesis ‘Asian Divergence in an Age of Globalisation: Textile Manufacturing, Trade, and the State in India and Japan, ca. 1890-1940’ at Utrecht University. Promotors were Professor Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Utrecht University) and Professor Christina Moll-Murata (Ruhr University, Bochum). We congratulate Aditi with her…

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FWO Postdoc Grants awarded to Posthumus alumni

In the most recent round (May 2024), the Research Foundation – Flanders (FWO) has awarded Postdoc Grants to several Posthumus alumni. Both Amaury de Vicq de Cumptich and Sam Geens have been granted a Junior Postdoc Fellowship, Ruben Peeters was awarded a Senior Postdoc Fellowship. The N.W. Posthumus Institute staff congratulates Ruben, Amaury, and Sam…

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