Geremek Lecture by Jaap de Hoop Scheffer: ‘The Return of Realpolitik’


On 27 November, former Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs and 11th Secretary General of NATO Prof. Jaap de Hoop Scheffer will deliver the Geremek Lecture 2014 entitled ‘The Return...

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EU grant for strategic partnership in education of literary translators


On 16 and 17 October in Utrecht, organisations from six European countries gave the starting signal for the development of a reference framework for the education and training of literary...

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Jan Luiten van Zanden receives Pierson medal


Prof. Jan Luiten van Zanden (Economic and social history) has been awarded the 'Pierson-penning' of the Stichting Mr. N.G. Pierson Fonds. The prize is awarded once every three years...

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New book on resilience of pre-industrial settlements


Why in the pre-industrial period were some settlements resilient and stable over the long term while other settlements were vulnerable to crisis? This book has been stimulated by the questions...

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OECD report: wellbeing has increased in the past 200 years


People's wellbeing has increased in the past 200 years. That is one of the conclusions of the report How Was Life? Global Well-Being since 1820, presented by the Organisation for Economic...

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Lars Behrisch wins German historic prize for study of statistics and politics


During the German Historikertag on 26 September, Dr Lars Behrisch (Political History) has received the Carl-Erdmann-Preis for the best Habilitationschrift for his book Die Berechnung...

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Peter Schrijver appointed Vice-Dean of Bachelor's programmes


As of 1 January 2015 Prof. Peter Schrijver (Celtic Languages and Culture) will be the new Vice-Dean of Bachelor's programmes at the Faculty of Humanities. He will be appointed for the duration...

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