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'Dark clouds gathering over scientific freedom'

Vrijdag, 17 februari 2017

Dark clouds are gathering on the horizon of scientific freedom. This freedom now faces ever growing restrictions, the Rectors of the Dutch universities write in an article in Dutch daily newspaper NRC Handelsblad. 

Alex van Stipriaan receives NWO grant for study on Caribean cultural heritage

Vrijdag, 10 februari 2017

Recently, Prof. Alex van Stipriaan and Prof. Gert Oostindie (KITLV/Leiden University) have received a grant of 600,000 euros from the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research. This allows them to carry out the project 'Traveling Carribean Heritage' (03/2017-03/2020), in which they will study the relationship between cultural heritage and national identity in the societies of Aruba, Bonaire and Curaçao. Valika Smeulders, who finished her PhD at the ESHCC, will join the research team as a postdoc researcher. Furthermore, the team is looking for a PhD candidate.

Maria Grever co-editor of the book 'Sensitive Pasts. Questioning Heritage in Education'

Vrijdag, 3 februari 2017

Recently, Berghahn Books published the volume Sentive Pasts in the well-known series 'Making sense of history', founded by Prof. Jörn Rüsen. Prof. Maria Grever is one of the book editors. Co-editors are Prof. Carla van Boxtel (University of Amsterdam) and Dr Stephan Klein (ICLON).



EUR Fellowship for historian Chris Nierstrasz

Vrijdag, 3 februari 2017

Historian Dr Chris Nierstrasz has received an EUR Fellowship grant for this project 'Luxuries for the People: Early Modern consumption of tea, coffee and Indian Textiles in Europe (1650-1800)'.