Centre for Historical Culture


Executive Director
Dr. Robbert-Jan Adriaansen

Founding director CHC
Prof.em. Maria Grever

General inquiries
Dr. Robbert-Jan Adriaansen


The main activities of the CHC are the exchange of research in the CHC research group with national and foreign scholars, the publication of books and articles, the organization of national and international workshops and conferences, and the cultivation of elaborate contacts with public history and educational institutes. Products are scholarly publications (dissertations; monographs; articles); the CHC website and electronic newsletter; CHC research meetings, workshops, master classes and conferences; consultancy to museums and educational institutions.


  1. The CHC functions as an intellectual forum for scholars in the field of historical culture by means of:
    • organizing research meetings, lectures, workshops and (inter) national conferences
    • publishing scholarly results in books and journals
    • promoting national and international exchange in the field of historical culture
    • hosting national and international PhD-students and post-docs
  2. The CHC initiates, maintains and extends an international research network to bridge the gap between academic and public sectors through cooperative relationships with the following institutions:
    • Center for the Study of Historical Consciousness (Canada)
    • EUROCLIO, the European Association of History Educators (The Hague)
    • Georg-Eckert-Institute for International Textbook Research (Germany)
    • International Network for Theory of History
    • International Society for History Didactics
    • The International Commission for the History and Theory of Historiography
    • The Netherlands Expertise Center for Arts and Cultural Education / LKCA
    • The Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG)
    • NIOD: KNAW Netherlands Institute for War, Holocaust and Genocide Studies (Amsterdam)

International advisory Board

Prof.dr. Keith Barton (Indiana University, USA)
Prof.dr. Piet Blaas emeritus (Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands)
Dr. Terry Haydn (University of East Anglia, United Kingdom)
Prof.dr. Ed Jonker (Utrecht University, the Netherlands)
Joke van der Leeuw (EUROCLIO, Europe)

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