Launch 'Historicidagen' 2017

Are you a passionate (art) historian, who wants to expand his network and talk about his or her research to a broad group of colleagues? Then you can register for the 'Historicidagen', which will be held at Utrecht University on August 24-26, 2017. Candidates are invited to submit a proposal for a panel, paper, poster presentation, debate or other format (an overview can be found here) before January 15, 2017.


The 'Historicidagen' are a newly established tri-annual meeting of historians and art historians, organised by the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap) in collaboration with different partners from the field. They are gatherings inspired by the German ‘Historikertage’ organised since 1893, and the ‘Annual Meetings’ held by the American Historical Association since 1886.


This year, the 'Historicidagen' will be co-hosted by the Department of History and Art History at Utrecht University, in close collaboration with a broad network of (art) historical organisations. The thematic focus of this first meeting lies on overstepping the boundaries between different forms of historical practice:


  • Professionally: the event aims to stimulate further collaborations between educators, researchers and heritage professionals, and bring the public and private sectors together (contractual research projects, educational traineeships and links between museums and private business).
  • Content-related: the event welcomes discussions on a broad set of themes, ranging from globalisation, world history, transnationalism, cosmopolitanism, cross-border traffic, cultural exchange and migration to the current refugee crisis.
  • Methodologically: the event aims to stimulate collaborations between (art) historians, archivists, history teachers and scholars active in the fields of digital humanities, cultural studies and media studies, as well as a more interdisciplinary approach to (art) history based on research methods used in economics, anthropology and biology.
  • Societal: the event aims to emphasize the ethical responsibilities of historians in the contemporary cultural and political debate, e.g. concerning the uses of the past and the processing of societal trauma. Here, one can think of collaborations within the domains of research and archival science, and public history projects in which both ‘amateurs’ and ‘professionals’ collaborate to shape and present the past.


More information about the event can be found in this flyer; a preliminary overview of the programme and schedule can be found here. People who would like to attend the event can register here. Further information about the event can be obtained by sending an email to:

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