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Workshop ‘A Tapestry of Rules’

~ Please note this event has been rescheduled from its original dates in April 2022 to 30 June-1 July 2022 ~ On 30 June and 1 July 2022, Dr Kate Frederick, affiliated with the Research Group Economic and Social History at Utrecht University will organise the Workshop ‘Tapestry of Rules: This Institutions and Cloth Industries…

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WORCK Training School – Rewriting Labour Histories: Perspectives from the Globe

The WORCK Training School will bring together 20-25 MA and PhD students from all over Europe during a 5-day program. The program includes lectures from international scholars, roundtables, and seminars. They will focus on theoretical and methodological issues as well as on the implementation of digital methods in research. An important part of the programme…

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Historicidagen 2022 – ‘Grenzeloze Geschiedenis’ / Historians’ Days 2022 – ‘History Beyond Borders’

From 25 until and including 27 August 2022, the annual Historicidagen will be held in Rotterdam. The Historians’ Days are jointly organized by the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG) and the History Department of the Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR), are meant for everyone interested in history, professionally or otherwise. The event showcases the many diverse…

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Radio-interview met Wouter Ryckbosch in ‘De Wereld van Sofie’

~due to scope, only in Dutch ~ Op 17 januari 2022 werd Wouter Ryckbosch, economisch en sociaal historicus aan de Vrije Universiteit Brussel en algemeen bestuurslid van het N.W. Posthumus Instituut geïnterviewd voor het programma ‘De Wereld van Sofie’ op de Vlaamse radiozender Radio 1. In deze uitzending kwamen onder andere aan bod de vraag…

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PhD Defence Amaury de Vicq de Cumptich (Utrecht University)

On 14 January, Posthumus-alumnus Amaury de Vicq de Cumptich successfully defended his dissertation ‘Exploring the Dynamics of Small and Local Financial Institutions. The Case of the Netherlands, c.1860-1940. Small and medium-sized enterprises’ at Utrecht University. The N.W. Posthumus Institute congratulates Amaury with this achievement. Amaury’s research deals with the developments of the Dutch financial system…

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Impression PhD Seminar I – ‘My project in a nutshell’

The COVID-19 situation unfortunately urged us to turn the first seminar of the Basic Training into an online event. Notwithstanding this disappointment, sixteen PhD students, seven fellows and two PhD representatives joined the online two-day seminar with interesting presentations and fruitfull discussions. On Thursday, after introductions by Rogier van Kooten (Education Programme Director) and Jasper…

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Podcast ‘De Great Divergence’ door prof. dr. Peer Vries

~ because of scope, only in Dutch ~ Recent is in de Home Academy-reeks de podcast ‘De Great Divergence‘ van prof. dr. Peer Vries verschenen, een zesdelig hoorcollege over dit historisch economisch uiteengroeien . De meeste experts zijn het erover eens dat de Great Divergence ergens in de achttiende en negentiende eeuw ontstond, toen voor…

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