Maria Grever appointed member of the Council for the Humanities

Sunday, 25 June 2017

As of May 1, 2017,  Prof. Maria Grever will be a member of the Council for the Humanities.


What makes them tick?

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.’

New PhD and UD positions at ESHCC

Friday, 16 June 2017

The ESHCC has received funding through the Erasmus Initiative Vital Cities and Citizens to recruit four PhD candidates as well as partial funding for three assistant professors who will be working on selected themes of the Vital Cities and Citizens project as of September 2017. In addition, to match the EI funded positions, the School will appoint four PhD candidates who will be conducting their doctoral research in the framework of the Vital Cities and Citizens Initiative. The recruitment for the new positions will start in the second half of June 2017 via Academic Transfer and other relevant academic job sites.

‘As long as you love me’: the hits from your youth as a huge support

Monday, 12 June 2017

Why would someone go to the millionth reunion concert from Doe Maar, the Dutch pop sensation from the eighties? How is it possible that an adult woman still is totally crazy about the popular nineties boyband Backstreet Boys? Why are young people en masse watching television when artists from the ‘naughties’ try to make a revival in a reality TV show? Media researcher Simone Driessen answers these questions in her dissertation about re-offered pop music. She is defending her dissertation at June 29th at the Erasmus University.

Bregje van Eekelen invited to the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton

Thursday, 8 June 2017

Dr. Bregje van Eekelen has been invited to become a member of the Instute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA). Dr. Van Eekelen has been invited to join the School for Social Science in 2017-2018. The theme that year will be "The Social Sciences in a Changing World". Dr. van Eekelen will work on her research project "Brainstorms: A Cultural History of Undisciplined Thought", in which she traces the twentieth century history of creative thinking in military and industrial settings, and complete several articles on histories of social science.

ESHCC is now on Instagram

Friday, 2 June 2017

Yay, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) has set up it's very own Instagram account. You can expect pictures of our campus, the studentlife in Rotterdam and a lot of Instagram takeovers from ESHCC-people.

Arno van der Hoeven receives grant for project on online urban heritage

Monday, 15 May 2017

Arno van der Hoeven’s project on online urban heritage has received a KIEM grant from NWO. The KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate public-private partnerships in the domain of the Creative industries. Partners in Van der Hoeven’s project are Het Nieuwe Instituut and The DEN Foundation (Digital Heritage Netherlands).

Etienne Augé in EenVandaag about micronations

Monday, 8 May 2017

The Republic of Saugeais, the Kingdo of Seborga, the sovereign state of Forvik. You might not have noticed this, but Europe has gained 12 states over the past years. These states are so-called micro nations: areas of no man's land that have been claimed. In the Dutch show EenVandaag, Etienne Augé spoke about this phenomenon. 

Dr. Vlad Niculescu-Dincă receives 2017 Early Career Award of the Society for Philosophy and Technology

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Dr. Vlad Niculescu-Dincă has recently become the recipient of the 2017 Early Career Award of the Society for Philosophy and Technology.

History alumnus Auke Kok wins Nico Scheepmaker Prize

Tuesday, 2 May 2017

Auke Kok, graduate of the History department, has received the Nico Scheepmaker Beker, a prize for the best book on sports. He received the prize in the television show De Wereld Draait Door. In his book 1936. Wij gingen naar Berlijn ('1936. We went to Berlin') Kok writes about the Dutch athletes who participated in that year's historically charged Olympics.