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Nazi's were not rational and reticent

Thursday, 31 August 2017

In recent interviews, science philosopher Maarten Boudry claimed that jihadism is more dangerous than nazism, because jihadi's are more expressive about and proud of their murdering and torturing, whereas national socialists were more rational and reticent. Historian Pieter van den Heede disagreed and refuted Boudry's claims in an online article.

Maria Grever: let historians study games and theater

Tuesday, 29 August 2017

History is a source of inspiration for musicals, video games, movies, so historians should get involved with popular culture. That was the statement Prof. Maria Grever made during her keynote lecture at the Historian Days (Historicidagen), a three-day conference in Utrecht.

Marc van Berkel in AD: Lessons on Holocaust are often insufficient

Monday, 24 July 2017

What types of lives did the Jews live before World War II? And which roles did the Dutch police forces and other authorities play in the persecution of Jews? These and other questions are hardly or not being answered in Dutch history textbooks, according to PhD candidate Marc van Berkel. He studied and compared fifty years of narrating the Holocaust in history textbooks for upper secondy education in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) and the Netherlands. The Dutch newspaper AD interviewed him about his research.

What makes them tick? Pieter van den Heede

Wednesday, 5 July 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, PhD candidate Pieter Van den Heede talks about his research on the representation of modern war history in digital games. ‘Some of the games still blow me away and drive me to keep pursuing the subject and learn more about it’.

What makes them tick? Siri Driessen

Sunday, 25 June 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, PhD candidate Siri Driessen talks about her research on different groups of visitors to war sites. ‘I believe that you cannot tell everything with words only. You need images, sounds, smells.’

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