Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter October 2018


News ASH community

New member: Claartje Rasterhoff

ASH welcomes Claartje Rasterhoff as assistant professor in Urban History and Digital Methods and as coordinator of the Amsterdam Time Machine in the programme Creative Amsterdam: An E-Humanities Perspective (CREATE). Currently she is developing a new research project provisionally called Nightscapes - the cultural economy of urban historical nightlifeRead more

New Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

Recently, the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW), Netherlands Federation of University Medical Centres (NFU), Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO), Associated Applied Research Institutes (TO2), Netherlands Association of Universities of Applied Sciences (VH), and the Association of Universities in the Netherlands (VSNU) worked together intensively to thoroughly amend and expand the Code of Conduct that has been in use since 2004. Read more

Download the new Netherlands Code of Conduct for Research Integrity

3 PhD positions on project The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe

ASH currently has three vacant PhD positions as part of the NWO-funded VICI project ‘The Invention of the Refugee in Early Modern Europe’ led by Prof. Geert Janssen. Deadline 12 October

Call for proposals Prof. J.C.M. Warnsinck Fellowship 2019

Het Scheepvaartmuseum has opened the call for the Prof J.C.M. Warnsinck Fellowship 2019. There are four grants available of 4000 € for (recently) graduated MA students. Projects start in February or September and have a duration of maximum five months. Deadline for application is 4 November.

Read more about the research themes and practical information (in Dutch).

Pre-final programme MOH7

In less then two months The Making of the Humanities VII wil take place and the pre-final programme is now online. You can register for the conference as a participant, even if you will not act as a presenter, commentator or chair. Please follow the instructions for registration here. For questions about registration, the pre-final program or any other inquiries related to the conference, please contact MOH7 via

Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food 2018

On 16 and 17 November 2018 the fifth Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA). Topic: Examining the historical relation between nutrition, health and culture.

Registration to the symposium is now open and the programme is online. Read more

Upcoming events

New Horizons in Premodern Public Health

4 October 13:00-16:00 University Library, Potgieterzaal
Interdisciplinary Workshop with Kathleen Davis. During this workshop, members of the research team, in dialogue with Kathleen Davis, discuss various aspects of the Premodern Healthscaping research project. Read more

Technical Art History Colloquium

4 October 14:00-16:00 Ateliergebouw, room B 1st floor
This edition in the series of Technical Art History colloquiums is a follow-up to the colloquium on conservation history held at the Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem on 8 February 2018. It focuses on the method of oral history used for documentation and research purposes in the fields of conservation and (technical) art history. Read more

Jacob van Lennep lecture

4 October 20:00-17:30 Spui 25 
The ninth Jacob van Lennep lecture will be given by Marita Mathijsen and is titled “Ken ik u ergens van? De lezer van de negentiende eeuw”. This lecture is organised by Werkgroep De Moderne Tijd in cooperation with the Faculty of Humanities. Registration via Spui 25. Read more (in Dutch)

Bitter Fruit: Hip Hop's Intellectual Genealogy

9 October 16:00-17:30 Drift 21, room 105, Utrecht
Dr Rachel Gillet (Utrecht University) will give the first Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History lecture. In the lecture, Rachel Gillett will explore what it means to take Hip Hop seriously as a form of history and an intellectual engagement with the politics of memory and Empire. Read more

Golden Age Lecture 2018 by René van Stipriaan

9 October 20:00 Aula
In 2018 it is 400 years since the death of Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero, poet and playwright. This special Golden Age lecture will focus on Bredero's anniversary. Dr René van Stipriaan, author of the monograph ‘De hartenjager’ (published in August 2018) will address Bredero, Shakespeare and Rembrandt. Read more (in Dutch)


11 October 15:00-17:30 BG1, eLab (0.16)
The first Salon of the new academic semester is about Clusters of Creativity. We will explore exciting new directions in this field in presentations by Weixuan Li (Huygens ING, CREATE): Deep mapping artists’ locations in Amsterdam, and Michel Serafinelli (University of Essex): Creativity over Time and Space. Read more

AFFR film introduction and Q&A with Petra Brouwer

12 October 20:30-22:30 Lantaren/Venster Rotterdam
During the ninth edition of the Architecture Film Festival Rotterdam (AFFR), Petra Brouwer will introduce the documentary 'Kevin Roche: the quiet architect'. As an architect, Roche was amongst other projects responsible for the master plan of New York's Metropolitan Museum of Art, and the world's first atrium gardens. After the screening, Petra will host a Q&A with the film producer. Read more

Art Histories and Big Data

15-18 October Lorentz Center @Oort, Leiden
This convening brings together scholars and experts from the humanities, computer science, information studies and the cultural heritage sector interested in bridging between digital technologies and the histories of art and culture. Read more

Exhibition Bredero 400 years

22 August - 21 October Special Collections, Oude Turfmarkt 129

Special Collections hosts a small exhibition about poet and playwright Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero. On display are genuine seventeenth century prints and images complemented with photos, theatre programmes and posters from later periods.
The exhibition will show Bredero’s short and mysterious life, friendships and love stories, his plays, poems and other work and the appreciation of the public.

De exhibition is curated in cooperation with Jeroen Jansen, Lia van Gemert and students of Dutch Studies of the UvA. In addition to the exhibition an app is released with recordings from Bredero’s songs and plays and with extra information about the artefacts of the exhibition as well as several audio tours. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

NWO Matchmaking meeting Smart Culture – Art and Culture

11 October 15:00-17:00 Southwood SoZa, Anna van Hannoverstraat 4 Den Haag
At the start of October, the call Smart Culture - Art and Culture will be published. This call intends to make research in the art and culture domain possible with specific attention for the maker. The aim of this matchmaking meeting is to provide information about the call and to encourage consortium formation. Read more

NWO Talent Scheme Information Meeting

NWO organises information meetings for researchers who want to apply for a Veni, Vidi of Vici grant. Practical information is given and selection committee members, NWO secretaries and researchers who have already acquired a Veni, Vidi or Vici share their experiences during a question and answer session. The next meeting will be held on 9 November. Read more

Cutting Edge Research Fund | Call for proposals reopened

As of 1 September 2018, the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund will be reopened. 

Applications can be submitted continuously until no later than 30 June 2019. Furthermore, the call’s scope has been widen for Research Fellowships, now also enabling applicants to prepare an application by a consortium in the context of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) and the Dutch Top Sectors. Read more

NWO Matchmaking events - Dutch National Research Agenda

Researchers who are employed at Dutch knowledge institutions can submit proposals for the organisation of matchmaking events, within one or more of the 25 routes of the Dutch National Research Agenda (NWA) from the portfolio for Research and Innovation. The purpose of the Matchmaking events is to form (new) consortia across the entire knowledge chain and developing proposals for innovative research. For each initiative, a maximum of € 10,000 can be applied for. Read more

CfP Creative industry - Knowledge Innovation Mapping (KIEM)

The Creative Industry - KIEM programme aims to encourage and facilitate fundamental and industrial research. Researchers can apply for funding via KIEM on behalf of consortia of companies and researchers.

KIEM only finances projects involving a collaboration between at least one researcher and at least one private party. The private partner must fund part of the project (matching). The matching funds can be provided by more than one private partner. 

A KIEM application can have up to two co-applicants. Co-applicants must also be researchers employed at a NWO-accredited research institution holding a PhD.

The last assessment date for 2018 is 8 November. Read more
More news and deadlines at the ASH website Research funding opportunies
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