Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter August 2018


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In memoriam Evelien Gans (24 April 1951 - 19 July 2018)

Frank van Vree has written an eulogy about Evelien Gans. You can read it here (in Dutch)

Geertje Mak awarded grant for international collaboration in the humanities

Professor Geertje Mak (ASH) has been awarded funding from the NWO programme Internationalisation in the Humanities for her project entitled 'Colonised Children'.

Project summary So far it has scarcely been acknowledged that European colonial institutes also made children the target of civilisation projects, in which they were estranged from their parents, family and/or community. This project will examine the link between different types of colonial intervention with children and how this has influenced modern-day development aid. Read more

3 nominations on Libris History long list

No less than three Humanities professors are long listed for the Libris History award 2018. Remieg Aerts’ Thorbecke wil het, Gabri van Tussenbroek’s De toren van de Gouden Eeuw and Een bezielde schavuit by Marita Mathijsen about Jacob van Lennep are among the 10 books on the long list. Read more

Irene van Renswoude named professor on Herman de la Fontaine Verwey chair

Dr I. van Renswoude (1967) has been named professor by special appointment of Manuscripts and Cultural History, with a focus on the Middle Ages (500-1500), at the University of Amsterdam’s (UvA) Faculty of Humanities. The Herman de la Fontaine Verwey Chair was established on behalf of the National Library of the Netherlands. Read more

Research seminar Religious Studies NOSTER

Jacqueline Borsje (ASH UvA) and Ab de Jong (Leiden University) are teaching a research seminar Religious Studies at the national research school NOSTER. The course starts in September and is open for PhD researchers and RMA students. Read more

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

IEG Fellowships for Postdocs

The Leibniz Institute of European History (IEG) awards fellowships for international postdocs in European history, the history of religion, historical theology, or other historical disciplines. Application deadline is 15 October 2018 for fellowships beginning in April 2019 or later. Read more

Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology doctoral scholarships

The Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology (BGHS) is offering six doctoral scholarships for Internationals. The scholarships start on 1 April 2019. They have a duration of three years and include a stipend of EUR 1.365,- per month. Deadline is 30 September 2018 Read more

Upcoming events

Bredero - 400 years

23 August Openbare Bibliotheek Amsterdam (Oosterdokskade 143)

On 23 August it is 400 years since the death of Gerbrand Adriaensz. Bredero, poet and playwright. A well-known inhabitant of Amsterdam who’s work deeply affected his audience. We will celebrate his life and work, as his motto is still true: enjoy life, but remember things can change!

The meaning of his work today will be discussed in spoken word, a celebratory speech, a conversation about Dutch theatre tradition and the presentation of ‘De hartenjager’, the latest book of René van Stipriaan. With contributions from Mark Rietman, Joke van Leeuwen, Jules Croiset, Marita Mathijsen, Hans Croiset, Herman Pleij, René van Stipriaan, Theatergroep De Kale and others. Curated by Ronald Klamer in cooperation with Stichting Bredero 2018. Read more

LUCAS lecture (Leiden) by Marika Keblusek

3 September Lipsius 019 (Oude Laktheater) Cleveringaplaats 1, Leiden

The Leiden Department of Art History cordially invites you to "The Four Parts of the World. Objects and Images in the Collection of Bernardus Paludanus (1550-1633)" by Marika Keblusek. Please send an email if you will attend this lecture:

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Foundation Van Moorsel en Rijnierse open for applications

With the funding instrument Foundation Van Moorsel en Rijnierse NWO Social Sciences and Humanities encourages research into the art-historical, archaeological, church-historical, historical and philological aspects of Christianity in Egypt, in the Nile Valley or elsewhere in the Middle East. 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 assessment dates for 2018 are 6 September and 8 November. Read more

Call for Proposals | Research Innovation and Sustainability Fund

The Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund enables employees to apply for temporary teaching release in order to have more time to write grant applications, or to finish one or more (substantial, strategic) publications so as to strengthen the track record significantly and qualify for a successful grant application in the near future.

In 2018 approximately ten applicants can be awarded a RIS fellowship. The next deadline for submitting applications is 1 September 2018.
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Doctoral Grant for Teachers

Teachers from primary, secondary, further professional, higher professional and special education can receive a grant for a PhD study. The aim is to directly apply the knowledge and research experience acquired for the benefit of educational practice. Deadline for the second application round is 11 September 2018, 14:00 hrs. Read more

Call for applications | PhD Finishing Fellowships

The Faculty of Humanities invites applications for 0.5 FTE PhD Finishing Fellowships, tenable from January 1, 2019. Each fellowship will be for a period of up to 12 months. The award holder is required to deliver a completed dissertation (defined as "dissertation submitted to the examination committee") by the end of the fellowship period.

The application deadline is 1 October 2018.
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