Amsterdam School of Historical Studies

Newsletter May 2016


Call for (self)nominations for ASH Valorisation Award

ASH members are invited to submit (self)nominations of highly deserving valorisation projects for the ASH Valorisation Award (250 euros). These valorisation projects should have been delivered between May 2015 and May 2016, and can range from a public lecture, newspaper article, to an exhibition or TV-appearance.
Please submit your nominations to no later than 26 May 2016, 11 am.


Invitation to the Grand Opening of the Vossius Center

The Vossius Center for the History of Humanities and Sciences will be officially opened on Monday 27 June, 15:00-18:00h, in the Agnietenkapel. Please register a.s.a.p. as places are allotted on a first-come, first-serve basis. 

Servicedesk ICTS central point of contact voor ICT-related questions

There's a new central point of contact for UvA researchers who have ICT-related questions: phone 525 2200; email

ASH Researchers in the Media

Helmer Helmers and colleague discover origin of Texel gown

Archival research by cultural historians Helmer Helmers (ASH) and Nadine Akkerman (UL) has revealed that the wardrobe discovered near Texel belonged to the royal court of the English queen Henrietta Maria. 

Ruud Janssens questions Trump's credibility

Trouw published an interview with Ruud Janssens about Donald Trump on 28 April.

All posts on (ASH) researchers in the Media


Newly-published book by Elizabeth Buettner

History Professor Liz Buettner's new book was published by Cambridge University Press in March 2016. Taking on board Britain, France, the Netherlands, Belgium, and Portugal, Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture provides a comparative historical treatment of European decolonization from the formal ending of empires to the postcolonial European present.

New source edition by Lina Weber

Edited by historian and ASH member Lina Weber, this book assembles for the first time the most important economic writings of the Basle Enlightened author Isaak Iselin and puts them into their Swiss and European contexts.

Festschrift for Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg

On the occasion of her 65th Birthday, colleagues of the German Department of the UvA have edited a volume in honor of Associated Professor Carla Dauven-van Knippenberg, head of the German Department for many years. Edited by Elke Huwiler, Arend Quak and Elisabeth Meyer.

Calls for Papers

Close Encounters across the Iron Curtain

The European Travel Cultures research group invites the submission of proposals for the second “Close Encounters” workshop which will take place on 14-15 October 2016 at the UvA.
Deadline for abstracts: 15 June 2016


12 May

History Research Seminar presenting professor Lyndal Roper (University of Oxford)

19 May

English department faculty lecture by professor Conal Condren (University of Queensland)

7 June

Golden Age Colloquium by dr. Meredith Hale (Wolfson College, University of Cambridge)

All ASH events

Grant News

Information meeting: European consortium grants

On 2 June 15:00 - 17:00 the Humanities Grant Team is organising an information meeting on European consortium grants. Confirmed speakers are Wim Hupperetz, Julia Noordegraaf and Ronald Pfau. 

New calls in H2020 2016-2017 for cultural heritage projects

The forthcoming new calls are a great opportunity for researchers in the field of cultural heritage to implement innovative and crosscutting actions focusing on urban re-qualification, historical memory, European identities, inclusive governance, as some of the topics concerned.

Upcoming Deadlines

Faculty of Humanities Call for applications PhD Finishing Fellowships

1 June - Deadline for applications

ERC Advanced Grant (call open from 24 May)

1 Sep - Deadline for applications
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