News about our research

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

Maandag, 24 juli 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.

Vacancy: Assistant Professor (UD) Cultural Organization and Management

Vrijdag, 14 juli 2017

The Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication is looking for an Assistant Professor (UD) Cultural Organization and Management (1,0 fte). Employment starts in November 2017, for a fixed term of 1 year initially (to be extended upon sastisfactory performance.

What makes them tick? Alex van Stipriaan

Donderdag, 13 juli 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, Professor Alex van Stipriaan (History department) talks about his studies on Afro-Caribbean history and culture in Surinam, the Dutch Antilles and the Netherlands. ‘Combining the ivory tower of science and the dirty smell of the streets, that relation between theory and archives on the one hand and real people on the other, is what makes me tick.’

What makes them tick? Karin Willemse

Maandag, 10 juli 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, Assistant Professor Karin Willemse from the history department talks about her research on Africa, gender and Islam. ‘You can only be if you tell about yourself, both verbally and non-verbally: “I narrate, therefore I am”.’

What makes them tick? Pieter van den Heede

Woensdag, 5 juli 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’.

Esmeralda Kleinreesink wins Caforio Award for dissertation on experiences of soldiers in Afghanistan

Dinsdag, 4 juli 2017

Remarkably, memoirs of soldiers who have served in Afghanistan often have a positive tone of voice. Merely 39 percent of the autobiographies has a plot that is characterised by desillusion, according to PhD research conducted by lieutenant colonel Esmeralda Kleinreesink. She studies the memoirs of soldiers who have been to Afghanistan, under the supervision of Prof. Henri Beunders. With the business edition of her dissertation 'On Military Memoirs', she has won the Caforio Award, during the annual European Research Group on Military and Society (EROGMAS) conference in Athens.

Histories of cities live on through the web

Dinsdag, 27 juni 2017

Facebook groups, websites with memories and area blogs: citizens are becoming heritage keepers increasingly. Researcher Arno van der Hoeven is actually going to study this immense variety of online initiatives focusing on city heritage. For this, he received a KIEM-grant from the “Dutch Organization for Scientific Research” (Nederlandse Organisatie voor Wetenschappelijk Onderzoek, or NOW).

Maria Grever appointed member of the Council for the Humanities

Zondag, 25 juni 2017

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

 

What makes them tick? Siri Driessen

Zondag, 25 juni 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

Vrijdag, 16 juni 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.