The Time Traveller's Almanac

A podcast from the History department

The Time Traveller's Almanac

This is The Time Traveller's Almanac, a podcast from the ESHCC history department celebrating 110 years of Erasmus University Rotterdam.

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To build a sustainable future, we have to tackle many problems in the present: the climate crisis, threats to democracies around the world, backslash against migration, and more… In this podcast, we look into history to help addressing these issues, so that we avoid mistakes and learn from insights from the past.

Season 1 is online now!

Listen to the trailer!


Vincent Baptist

In episode 1, we are joined by Vincent Baptist! Vincent will discuss the history of Rotterdam's entertainment culture and the history of the Zandstraat-neighbourhood.

Check out his work here.

Paul van de Laar De Echte Rotterdammer komt van buiten

In episode 2, Paul van de Laar discusses the migration history of Rotterdam from the 1600s to the present.

Check out his book on the topic (written together with Peter Scholten) here.

Maria Avraamidou European Journal of Cultural Studies

In episode 3, Maria Avraamidou discusses how Europe's migration crisis in 2015 was debated on Twitter.

Check out her article in the European Journal of Cultural Studies here.

Pieter van den Heede Journal of Applied History

In episode 4, Pieter van den Heede discusses how we can productively engage with historical analogies. He does so by introducing the 'Magic Yarn Ball' as a metaphorical intervention.

Check out his article (co-written with Sara Polak) in Journal of Applied History here.

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