Center for Historical Culture

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.

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Siri Driessen about her research on war memorial sites

Siri Driessen about her research on war memorial sites

Maria Grever tijdens Historicidagen 2017

Maria Grever tijdens Historicidagen 2017

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What Makes Them Tick? Pieter van den Heede about his research on WWII and games

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