About the Center for Historical Culture
On May 12th, 2006, the Center for Historical Culture (CHC) was established at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Center initiates, coordinates and produces academic research on historical culture. The term historical culture refers to various forms of historical understanding and relationships to the past, articulated by individuals, groups, institutes and large communities in a broad array of narratives, media, ideologies and attitudes. The Center also collaborates with museums, memorial centers, heritage institutes and educational institutes, by providing advice and stimulating reflection on practices of professional, disciplinary and public uses of the past.
News about the CHC
On Friday March 15 the History department of ESHCC organized the fifth National History Education Conference together with the Dutch History Teacher’s Association (VGN).
On the 9th of November, the History department at the Erasmus University celebrated its 40th anniversary with a convention.
The paper "Reenactment and bodily understanding: The significance of visits to historical war sites for Dutch military" will be presented at "The Battlefield after the Battle: memories and Uses".
Zoltan Dujisin will present his paper "Caught Between Politics and Historiography: The roles of "Scientific" and "Therapeutic" Historians in Shaping Perceptions of the Communist Past".
Laurike in 't Veld will present her paper “Analysing Genocide in Graphic Novels through the Lens of Kitsch.”
A historical conference aiming to comparatively reflect on the Rhine and the Yangtze river.