Research School for Economic and Social History

Our Statement on Social Safety

The N.W. Posthumus Institute wants your time with us to be as pleasant and carefree as possible. We trust and expect all our affiliated members to be respectful, truthful and inclusive to one another.

In case you do experience any inappropriate behaviour or sense any feeling of unsafeness, do not hesitate to contact us. You can do this via one of the staff members, but you can also consult one of our appointed two confidential advisors (vertrouwenspersonen).

They may be contacted by any Posthumus PhD candidate or (R)MA student who may have concerns or complaints about inappropriate behaviour within the context of Posthumus teaching activities. The confidential advisors will explore possible solutions together with you, and will point out appropriate institutional support if necessary. The advisors will also register complaints and report to the Executive Committee and the Scientific Director, so appropriate action can be taken. It goes without saying that every step in this process will occur in consultation with you and is based on anonymity.