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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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PhD Defence Posthumus alumnus Björn Quanjer

On 1 May 2024 Posthumus alumnus Björn Quanjer succesfully defended the thesis ‘A Tale Of Tallness. A household perspective on early life determinants of male height within the Netherlands between 1850 and 1950’ at Radboud University. Promotors were Professors Jan Kok and Angelique Janssens (both Radboud University), co-promotor Dr Tassenaar (University of Groningen). The Posthumus…

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Conference ‘Recolonising Empires during the Cold War’ (hybrid) – register asap for attendance in person

On 30 and 31 May 2024, the (In)Equality Platform of Institutions for Open Societies at Utrecht University will organise a conference on ‘Recolonising Empires during the Cold War: Transitional Social Movements and Social Policy in Post-Colonial Areas’. Main organisers are Professor Marco van Leeuwen (Utrecht University) and Dr Michele Mioni (University of Bamberg). You can…

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