Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter May 2021


News ASH community

We organise online breaks in the online 'PhD Whiteboard_Coffee Corner' (Miscrosoft Teams). The next coffee moment will be held on 17 May (11.00). Who will join us? 

Upcoming events

Social, Legal and Emotional Aspects of Conflicts in Western Europe, 1300-1600

13 May 16:00-18:00 (online)

In premodern societies, the notions of honour and reputation helped to frame social interactions on different scales. This workshop focuses on the way conflicts participated in defining interactions between individuals and groups in Western Europe between the 14th and the 16th centuries. Read more

Digital Vossius Seminar

17 May 16:00-18:00 (online)

At the next Vossius Seminar Matthijs Lok and Annelien de Dijn will present their research. Matthijs Lok will give the talk “Counter-Revolution, Enlightenment and the Making of the European Past” and Annelien de Dijn "A reappraisal of more than two thousand years of thinking about freedom". Read more

Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union

18 May 16:00 (online)

Stella Ghervas (Newcastle University) will give the lecture “Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union” in the Utrecht/Amsterdam Seminar Global Intellectual History.

Political peace in Europe has historically been elusive and ephemeral. In her new book Conquering Peace: From the Enlightenment to the European Union (Harvard UP), Stella Ghervas shows that since the eighteenth century, European thinkers and leaders in pursuit of lasting peace fostered the idea of European unification. Read more

Grant news and upcoming deadlines

Prof. J.C.M. Warnsinck Fellowship 2021 open for applications

The National Maritime Museum offers funding for research to stimulate scientific knowledge about the collection. The museum has one of the largest and most notable maritime collections in the world with approximately 400,000 objects, including paintings, models of ships, navigation instruments, and maps of the world. The next deadline is 1 June 2021. Read more

FGW RIS Fund 2021 | Call for proposals

The UvA Faculty of Humanities offers the Research Innovation and Sustainability (RIS) Fund that aims at supporting staff with research time in their career development and expanding their opportunities to conduct research. Through the RIS Fund staff can 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 their track record for an upcoming grant application. Application deadline is 4 June 2021. Read more

Write your thesis, PhD proposal or conduct postdoctoral research in Rome!

The Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) provides scholarships to early career scholars who can benefit from a research stay in the academic hub of Rome. Rome’s many international research institutes, museums and libraries offer a vibrant academic climate fore specially Archaeology, Classics,  ArtHistory, History, Anthropology, Political Science, Museology and Heritage studies - and the Humanities  and Social Sciences at large. KNIR fellowship holders form an interdisciplinary, close-knit community, engaging in field and lab work, debates, workshops and excursions. Scholarships are open to (R)MA students, (prospective) PhD students and postdocs. Depending on the career stage and plan, the KNIR facilitates research stays from 2 up to 20 weeks.

Read more about the different scholarships and grants and how to apply. 

Lira Fonds offers funding for scientific books 

For the next three years, four Dutch researchers each year will be given the opportunity to write a Dutch-language non-fiction book (grant 37,500 euros). The next deadline is 1 July 2021Read more

Slavery in the Cultural Imagination

Call for Papers: Slavery in the Cultural Imagination. Voices of Dissent in the Neerlandophone Space, 17th-21st Century | Confirmed keynotes: Hasana Sharp (McGill University) and Marlene Daut (University of Virginia).

The Amsterdam School for Cultural Analysis (ASCA), Amsterdam School of Historical Studies (ASH), and Institute for Cultural Inquiry (ICON) are co-convening a two-day conference on the cultural imagination of slavery. The conference will be held on Thursday 28 and Friday 29 October 2021 at the universities of Amsterdam and Utrecht. The aims and motivations for the conference can be found below. We warmly invite contributions to this conference. If you are interested in participating, please send a title, an abstract of 250-300 words, and a short bio (under 100 words) to by 15 June 2021. We are currently approaching a publisher for the publication of an edited volume based on conference proceedings. If you would be interested to participate in this volume, please, indicate this in your response. Read more

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