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

CHC research associates

Research Associates

Members of the CHC

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

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  • The Stage of War 2020

    Organisation: Maria Grever, Stijn Reijnders, Jeroen Jansz, Kees Ribbens, Susan Hogervorst, Siri Driessen, Pieter van den Heede, Laurie Slegtenhorst, Lise Zurné, Robbert-Jan Adriaansen, Franciska de Jong.
    Conference

    The Stage of War conference aims to stimulate an exchange between academic and popular approaches to the representation of violent conflicts.

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