News about our research

Opening gaming course for primary school children by Jeroen Jansz

Vrijdag, 13 oktober 2017

ESHCC Professor Jeroen Jansz (M&C) developed a gaming course for primary school children in collaboration with Wetenschapsknooppunt EUR. Jansz opened the lessonseries on 10 October.

Bregje van Eekelen joins the Institute of Advanced Study in Princeton

Donderdag, 14 september 2017

Dr Bregje van Eekelen has arrived at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton (USA). As a member of the IAS, Dr Van Eekelen has been invited to join the School for Social Science. The theme for 2017-2018 is "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.

Sanne Opree wins Erasmus University's Research Prize

Woensdag, 6 september 2017

And the award goes to... Dr. Sanne Opree! Erasmus University's Research Prize was handed to our Assistant Professor (Media & Communication) during the Academic Opening of the Year on Monday, September 4th. The Research Prize is for a promosing postdoctoral researcher who has put in an outstanding performance in the field of research. 

Pauwke Berkers and Erik Hitters receive grant for project on pop music research

Maandag, 4 september 2017

Pauwke Berkers' and Erik Hitters' research project on pop music research 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. Berkers will be working on the project as project leader, the other team members are ESHCC Associate Professor Erik Hitters and Joke Hermes and Koos Zwaan from Hogeschool Inholland. Partners in the project are De Popcoalitie and POPnl.

Maria Grever: let historians study games and theater

Dinsdag, 29 augustus 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.

Celebrating exceptional performances of ESHCC staff members

Donderdag, 24 augustus 2017

During the opening of the Academic Year, Erasmus University Rotterdam will pay tribute to the exceptional performances of a number of its academics, students and employees. On Monday, 4 September, the university’s awards will be presented and one student placed in the spotlight. Two of the ESHCC's lecturers are nominated fot the Education Prize. And the Research Prize will also be awarded to one of our staff members.

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.

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’.