Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter March 2019


News ASH community

New Publication Gerard Wiegers

Mercedes García-Arenal and Gerard Wiegers (eds): Polemical Encounters: Christians, Jews, and Muslims in Iberia and Beyond, now available from Penn State University Press. Read more

Amsterdam en de Nachtwacht nominated for Kleio Klasseprijs

Amsterdam en de Nachtwacht by Gabri van Tussenbroek (ASH) is nominated for the Kleio Klasseprijs 2019. You can vote here for this title until 14 March.

CfP: Workshop: Deep History in the Long Eighteenth Century

ASH will host a workshop on ‘deep history in the long eighteenth century’ with the prominent historian of science Martin Rudwick (University of Cambridge). We welcome scholars from a variety of backgrounds to participate in this workshop. 

Participants are asked to write a short (1000-1500 word) introduction to aspects of their research related to the workshop and give a short presentation (10 minutes). If you would like to participate, please send a short abstract (100-200 words) to Mathijs Boom, before March 20th. Read more

CfP Making of Humanities VIII

‘The Making of the Humanities’ conference series goes to South Africa! The University of Cape Town will host the 8th conference in the series, from 28 till 30 November 2019, at the facilities of the Faculties of Economy and Law. This year’s conference theme: Decentralizing the History of the Humanities. Deadline for abstracts is 1 July 2019. Read more

The new Ethics and Data Management Review (EMDR) 

As of 1 January 2019 the new Ethics and Data Management Review (EMDR) portal is in operation for the Faculty of Humanities. This portal has a dual purpose:

  • request approval of the Ethics Committee when you are working with participants (tests, interviews, observations) in your research project;
  • register your research project when you are working with personal information (i.e. ANY information that can be traced back to a specific person).

This is compulsory as of May last year when the General Data Protection Regulation (GDPR) came into force. This portal combines the two activities to avoid double work.
The EMDR portal can be found on To log on use your UvAnetID. Read this message in Dutch

Tonny Beentjes in the Media

Tonny Beentjes in newspaper Het Parool: "Een vervalste Rodin komt er bij Tonny Beentjes niet doorheen". Read more

Sjak Rutten in the Media

Sjak Rutten in newspaper Trouw: "Is boom-roos-vis na zestig jaar aan vervanging toe?". Read more

NWO: becoming a member of a selection committee?

NWO is continually in need of enthusiastic researchers who want to join selection committees. These committees are essential for a proper and meticulous assessment of applications. Researchers have a lot to gain from membership of a selection committee: a peek behind the scenes at NWO, knowledge about how to write a good application and excellent networking opportunities. Read more

Nominations 2019 Niels Stensen Fellowship

The Niels Stensen Fellowship Committee supports young postdoctoral researchers with outstanding research and knowledge transfer skills and a high level of social responsibility. The fellowship enables talented researchers to gain experience at a university or institute outside the Netherlands. It will finance the costs of travel, accommodation and living expenses incurred abroad. Every candidate is required to be nominated by two professors at Dutch universities or research institutes. If you would like to nominate a candidate, please send us a letter of recommendation before 1 May 2019. Read more

Vacancy Radboud University: Universitair docent Middeleeuwse Geschiedenis

Deadline 10 March. Read more

Upcoming events

The Origins of the End of Ideology Debate: An Alternative History

12 March 16:00-17:30 Utrecht, Drift 25
Daniel Steinmetz-Jenkins (Yale University) will give the lecture "The Origins of the End of Ideology Debate: An Alternative History" in the Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History Read more

ACSGA colloquium: The Bookshop of the World. Searching for markets in the Dutch Golden Age

19 March 15:30-17:00 Universiteitsbibliotheek, Doelenzaal
Lecture and book presentation by Andrew Pettegree and Arthur der Weduwen (University of St Andrews) Read more

Launch Event – DisPLACE digital archive for disability history

20 March 14:30-16:00, Museum Volkenkunde, Leiden
DisPLACE (Disability in Public Life and Cultural Expression) is a digital platform for the collection and interpretation of experiences of disability, past and present, by people with disabilities in collaboration with other students, researchers, disability service organizations, and the creative industries. This will be the first archive in the Netherlands to gather and analyse a wide range of historical sources on disabilities in one portal, the first shared virtual environment to collect the cultural heritage of disability here, and the first to make these accessible online to people with a wide variety of disabilities.

The prototype is funded by an NWO Creative Industry – KIEM Grant for the research project ‘Digital Disability Archive’ awarded to Manon Parry (UvA/VU) and collaborating applicants Paul van Trigt (LUIH), Paul Bijl (KITLV), Disability Studies in Nederland, and multimedia partner Driebit. The project is part of a larger initiative by the BIB Network, working to stimulate the collection and interpretation of disability history. Read more

GSH PhD Workshop Valorisation/Knowledge Utilisation

21 March 9:30-17:00 Bushuis, room E1.01E
This course provides participants insight into how academic knowledge in the humanities can be made applicable for social and economic utilisation. Read more

The Avenging Archangel

22 March 16:30-18:30 University Library, Doelenzaal
In the 1960s Surrealism made a comeback in Europe and the US after being almost entirely ignored through the previous decade, when leading art critics and magazines favoured abstract, minimalist and conceptual art. Professor Gavin Parkinson, Senior Lecturer in European Modernism at The Courtauld Institute of Art, will discuss the exhibition Dada, Surrealism, and Their Heritage hosted at MoMA New York in1968Read more

An authorized desertion. Ovid’s model in Statius’ silva 1.2

28 March 17:00 PCH 1.05
Gianpiero Rosati will give the lecture 'An authorized desertion. Ovid’s model in Statius’ silva 1.2' in the Amsterdam Classics Seminar. Read more

PhD defenses

Sanne Klaver

21 March12:00 Agnietenkapel
Sanne Klaver, ASH PhD candidate, will defend the dissertation entitled 'Women in Roman Syria: the cases of Dura-Europos, Palmyra, and Seleucia on the Euphrates' supervised by Prof. Emily Hemelrijk and Dr Lucinda Dirven. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Open Call: Joint Seed Grant Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI) and Centre for Urban Studies (CUS)

In this call grants will be awarded of between €2.500 and €5.000 per grant, up to a total call budget of €20.000. With a well-developed argument grants higher than €5.000 can be also considered. These Seed Grants are provided to foster an interdisciplinary dialogue between urban scholars in the humanities and in the social sciences, and to stimulate original research in the field of Urban Studies. In particular, we aim to enable exchange and collaborations between researchers from the Amsterdam Centre for Cultural Heritage and Identity (ACHI), the Amsterdam Centre for Urban History (ACUH), the ASCA Cities Project and the Centre for Urban Studies (CUS). Deadline 25 March 17:00Read more

Laskaridis Visiting Research Fellowships in Modern Greek Studies

The Faculty of Humanities at the University of Amsterdam invites applications for three visiting research fellowships in the field of Modern Greek Studies for early- and mid- career scholars who wish to pursue (part of) their research at the University of Amsterdam. For the academic year 2019-2020, 1 fellowship will be offered for a period of 8 months and 2 fellowships for a period of 4 months each. he deadline for applications is 31 March 2019.  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

More news and deadlines at the ASH website Research funding opportunies
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