Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter mid-April 2018


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IAS and NIAS grants for Maartje van Gelder

During the first semester of 2018-2019, she will be working at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS-KNAW) in Amsterdam. The second semester will be spent at the Institute for Advanced Study (IAS) in Princeton, United States. The fellowships will enable Maartje to carry out her research project Unrest in Venice.

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RIS fellowship for Samuël Kruizinga

Samuël Kruizinga has been awarded a RIS fellowship to enable him to prepare applications for senior personal grants and/or strengthen their CV.

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In the media: Guy Geltner about (anti)corruption

In the beginning of March Anticorruption in History: from Antiquity to the Modern Era was published, with Guy Geltner as one of the editors. On he wrote an article about (anti)corruption today. 

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In the media: Publication diary Arnold Douwes, edited by Johannes Houwink ten Cate

Reistance fighter Arnold Douwes from Hoogeveen kept a diary during the occupation years. It contains several unknown details, among which a plan to liberate Jews from Durchgangslager Westerbork.

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Invitation to nominate candidates for the 2018 Niels Stensen Fellowship

The Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee is looking to support young postdoctoral researchers who have shown outstanding ability in research and knowledge transfer. The fellowship enables them to gain experience at a university or institute abroad, and it will finance the costs of travel, accommodation and living expenses incurred abroad. Each candidate is required to be nominated by two professors at Dutch universities or research institutes.

The deadline for nominations is 1 May 2018. Click here for more information.

Call for proposals 4D Research Lab Launch Award

To celebrate the launch of the new 4D Research Lab, they award their time and facilities to the best small research proposal with a 3 or 4D research objective. To be eligible, write them a short summary of your aims and specify a research question and the techniques or methods you would like to use. They will judge the proposals on their value to research projects.

The deadline for proposals is 15 May 2018. Click here for more information.

ASH Call for Workshop Proposals 2018

ASH invites proposals from ASH PhD candidates (at any stage of their PhD) to organise an activity (taking the form of a workshop, masterclass, etc.) that will benefit their research and help expand their network. Ideally, this activity will be organised by more than one ASH PhD candidate, but individually organised initiatives will also be supported.

The application deadline is 1 September 2018. Click here for more information.

Possibility for PhD candidates to set up a tutorial group

Because GSH PhD candidates may need to train very different and specific research skills, it is not feasible to include the broad variety of these skills in the GSH skills training programme. That is why The Graduate School has set up a system of small scale research tutorials under the supervision of faculty experts.

Five or six participants can set up a tutorial group to train specialist skills they need for their research projects, e.g. quantitative analysis of corpus data, interview techniques, digital ethnography. Because of the small scale set-up, the tutorials will be highly interactive and because the PhD candidates themselves are involved in the programme, the expectation is that the tutorials will be an efficient way of sharing specialist knowledge and skills.
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Upcoming events

Research Seminar Ancient History

18 April 15:00-17:00, Bushuis (E1.01D)
At the next Research Seminar Ancient History Erika Manders (Radboud University Nijmegen) and Kit Morrell (University of Amsterdam) will present their research. Read more

Book launch Gezocht: historicus

19 April 20:00-21:30, Spui25
Historians can be found everywhere in society, that's what Kayleigh Goudsmit shows in her book Gezocht: Historicus. On this evening she will present this book, together with Marijke Huisman and Jan Hein Furnée. NB: This event will be in Dutch. Read more

Book launch Oorlog in de collegebanken

23 April 20:00-21:30, Spui25
The 'Soldaat van Oranje' was not the only student who went into resistance against the nazi occupation of the Netherlands. In his book Oorlog in de collegebanken Jeroen Kemperman describes the organisation and motives of the Dutch student resistance movements, in and outside the universities. Read more

Lecture 'Postkoloniale beeldenstormen' with Gert Oostindie

25 April 13:30-17:30, Rijksmuseum Auditorium
Gert Oostindie is going to give a lecture in which he explores the current relation with our colonial past. His talk will be followed by a debate with Martine Gosselink, Wim Manhuhutu, Aspha Bijnaar and Karwan Fatah-Black. Niek van Sas is going to moderate this discussion. NB: This event will be in Dutch. Read more

Lecture 'WWII and Lessons from the Past' with Antony Beevor

25 April 20:00, De Balie
Renowned historian Antony Beevor will tell about the Battle of Arnhem and will also discuss the current state of Europe with De Balie director and fellow historian Yoeri Albrecht. What lessons can be drawn from the past? Read more

Mini-conference 'De kloof tussen de geschiedschrijvers en hun publiek - en de mogelijke gevolgen'

25 April 20:00-21:30, Spui25
On the occasion of the republication of Loe de Jong's Jodenvervolging 1940-1945, several historians (among whom Ingrid de Zwarte and Frank van Vree) will discuss the pros and cons of the rise of microhistorical research in comparison with macro studies like De Jong's monograph. NB: This event will be in Dutch. Read more

Lecture ‘Wanted, Dead or Alive! Curating Books and Manuscripts in a Digital Age'

3 May 17:00-18:00, PC Hoofthuis (5.02)
Dr Christopher Fletcher, Keeper of Special Collections at the Bodleian Library, Oxford, will consider the implications of acquiring, preserving and using rare books and manuscripts in the digital age. In an illustrated talk focusing on objects in his care, he will touch on curatorial and cultural questions of obsolescence, survival and value. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Cutting Edge Research Fund | Deadline extended

The deadline for submitting applications for the UvA FGw Cutting Edge Research Fund has been extended.

The application deadline is 30 June 2018. Click here for more information.

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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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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