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Najaarsbijeenkomst SGVDO ‘Garnizoensstad Maastricht in de achttiende eeuw’

~ because of scope, in Dutch only ~ Op 20 oktober 2022 organiseert de Stichting Geschiedenis van de Overheidsfinanciën (SGVDO) haar najaarsbijeenkomst in Maastricht. Het thema van de najaarsbijeenkomst is ‘Garnizoensstad Maastricht in de achttiende eeuw’. De stad viel onder de soevereiniteit van de Staten-Generaal, maar betaalde geen belasting aan de Unie. De stad draaide…

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New publication on East Asian industrialisation by Prof. Peer Vries

In August 2022, publishing house Brill has published a new book by Professsor Peer Vries, entitled An East Asian Route of Industrialization? The Case of Japan, 1868-1937. With this book Peer Vries is the first scholar to provide an extensive test of the claim that industrialization in East Asia, in particular in Japan between the…

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Assistant Professor (tenure track) Global Economic and Social History 1800-present (VU Amsterdam) – deadline 25 September 2022

The Vrije Universiteit (VU) Amsterdam is looking for an Assistant Professor (tenure track) Global Economic and Social History of the period 1800-present, with a focus on environmental history. VU Amsterdam is especially interested in candidates whose geographic area of expertise lies in Africa or Asia. The prospective candidate has a proven academic record as apparent…

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Applied History Conferentie 2022

~ because of scope, in Dutch only ~ Dankzij de Toegepaste Geschiedenis kunnen we hedendaagse gebeurtenissen en ontwikkelingen beter begrijpen. Om dit vakgebied een podium te geven, organiseert het Departement Geschiedenis en Kunstgeschiedenis van de Universiteit Utrecht op 24 september 2022 een conferentie over Applied History. Tijdens de dag kan men deelnemen aan verschillende panels, voorgezeten…

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Kate Frederick awarded Dissertation Award at WEHC2022

Dr Katherine Frederick, one of both Research Directors of the Posthumus Research Network ‘Societies in Context: Interactions between humans and rural-urban environments’, has been awarded the IEHA Dissertation Award in the WEHC 2022 Dissertation Competition in the category ’20th-21st century’ at the WEHC2022 in Paris. Kate Frederick was one of the final three nominees and…

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Masterclass ‘Between Integration and Expulsion’ with Beate Althammer

The Ghent University Research Group “Social History since 1750” in collaboration with the N.W. Posthumus Institute is hosting the masterclass ‘Between Integration and Expulsion: Actors, Practices and Subjects of Migration Control in 19th- and 20th-century Europe’, delivered by Dr Beate Althammer (Institut für Asien- und Afrikawissenschaften, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin) on Friday 30 September 2022…

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VIDI grant awarded to Matthias van Rossum

In the most recent round of VIDI grants, Posthumus-fellow Dr Matthias van Rossum (IISH) was awarded a VIDI Grant for his research project Differences in enslavement. This project researches how the ways in which people were enslaved (for example by war, debt or birth) influenced life under slavery and resistance to it by enslaved. The…

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