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Imag(in)ing Europe: Conference Program

Imag(in)ing Europe Perspectives on a Contested Continent, 800-2000 Utrecht University, 14-16 September 2016   Conference Program The conference is held at ‘Zaalverhuur 7’, an authentic church building dating from the early 1900s. The venue is located at Boothstraat 7, Utrecht. Directions from Utrecht Central Station can be found here. Biographies of the keynote speakers and detailed information […]

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Everyone should go read our (open access) paper about text mining for evidence of Dutch nationalism! Abstract Historians have argued that nationalism spread from elite groups to larger populations through public media, yet this has never been empirically proven. In this paper, we use digital tools to search for expressions of nationalism in Dutch newspaper discourse […]

Imag(in)ing Europe: Full Program

The concept of Europe remains elusive. In current public debates European culture or European civilization is often characterized by way of an accumulation of heritage, an identifiable or even measurable set of shared values, a common identity, or a core ideal. At the same time, both Europeanness and the idea of a shared civilization are […]

REMAPPING CENTRE AND PERIPHERY ASYMMETRICAL ENCOUNTERS IN EUROPEAN AND GLOBAL CONTEXT, 1500-2000 23-24 June 2016 Conference Report

The timing could not be more apposite. Reflecting on historical mechanisms of cultural and intellectual exchange between centers and peripheries on the day of the EU referendum, with Britain on the cusp of a historical – to say the least – decision, which may, among other things, relegate one of the world’s largest economies into […]

Report on the policy seminar organized by the RICHES project in Brussels, 23 May 2016

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The RICHES project (Renewal, Innovation and Change: Heritage in European Society), which organized the policy seminar in Brussels, is a three-year European funded project which began in December 2013 and concludes on 31 May 2016. The seminar was the final policy seminar organized by the RICHES project in cooperation with the European Commission, and aimed […]

ASYMENC Poster

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For all those who are interested in a short summary of the project and our current results, our poster:   Or as a pdf: asymenc_poster_FINAL_test    

Preferred partnership between the History Departments at Utrecht and Sheffield Universities

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To mark the beginning of a preferred partnership, the History departments at Utrecht University and University of Sheffield are organising a ‘digital humanities workshop’. During the workshop, digital humanities experts working across various fields of expertise will introduce and discuss their research. The workshop is hosted by the ASYMENC and Translantis projects in the cultural history group at the Department of History and Art […]

Final Schedule for Remapping Centre and Periphery

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Attached is the final schedule for our upcoming conference on transnational history: Remapping Centre and Periphery in London! Asymenc programme electronic  

Call for Papers: Imag(in)ing Europe

Imag(in)ing Europe: Perspectives on a Contested Continent, 800-2000 Utrecht University, 14-16 September 2016 Call for Papers Organized by Utrecht University in cooperation with UCL and Göttingen University With confirmed keynotes by Laura Cram (Edinburgh), Michael Wintle (Amsterdam), Wolfgang Schmale (Vienna) and Konrad Jarausch (Chapel Hill) The concept of Europe remains elusive. In current public debates […]

Preannoucement of Workshop: Remapping Centre and Periphery. Asymmetrical Encounters in European and Global Context, 1500-2000

23 – 24 June 2016 University College London This two-day workshop examines historical mechanisms of cultural and intellectual exchange across the globe. Historians often assume a one-directional transmission of knowledge, leading to the establishment of intellectual and political hierarchies between centers and peripheries. Instead, this workshop investigates the asymmetrical and multi-directional structure of these encounters within […]

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