News about the International Bachelor History

Nazi's were not rational and reticent

Donderdag, 31 augustus 2017

In recent interviews, science philosopher Maarten Boudry claimed that jihadism is more dangerous than nazism, because jihadi's are more expressive about and proud of their murdering and torturing, whereas national socialists were more rational and reticent. Historian Pieter van den Heede disagreed and refuted Boudry's claims in an online article.

Maria Grever: let historians study games and theater

Dinsdag, 29 augustus 2017

History is a source of inspiration for musicals, video games, movies, so historians should get involved with popular culture. That was the statement Prof. Maria Grever made during her keynote lecture at the Historian Days (Historicidagen), a three-day conference in Utrecht.

Marc van Berkel in AD: Lessons on Holocaust are often insufficient

Maandag, 24 juli 2017

What types of lives did the Jews live before World War II? And which roles did the Dutch police forces and other authorities play in the persecution of Jews? These and other questions are hardly or not being answered in Dutch history textbooks, according to PhD candidate Marc van Berkel. He studied and compared fifty years of narrating the Holocaust in history textbooks for upper secondy education in North Rhine Westphalia (Germany) and the Netherlands. The Dutch newspaper AD interviewed him about his research.

What makes them tick? Ben Wubs

Donderdag, 20 juli 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, Associate Professor Ben Wubs from the Department of History talks about his studies on the transnational fashion industry. ‘It’s important for people to know and understand that fashion is an industry that touches every aspect of life.’

What makes them tick? Alex van Stipriaan

Donderdag, 13 juli 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, Professor Alex van Stipriaan (History department) talks about his studies on Afro-Caribbean history and culture in Surinam, the Dutch Antilles and the Netherlands. ‘Combining the ivory tower of science and the dirty smell of the streets, that relation between theory and archives on the one hand and real people on the other, is what makes me tick.’

What makes them tick? Karin Willemse

Maandag, 10 juli 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, Assistant Professor Karin Willemse from the history department talks about her research on Africa, gender and Islam. ‘You can only be if you tell about yourself, both verbally and non-verbally: “I narrate, therefore I am”.’

What makes them tick? Pieter van den Heede

Woensdag, 5 juli 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, PhD candidate Pieter Van den Heede talks about his research on the representation of modern war history in digital games. ‘Some of the games still blow me away and drive me to keep pursuing the subject and learn more about it’.

What makes them tick? Siri Driessen

Zondag, 25 juni 2017

In the series ‘What makes them tick’, Erasmus researchers explain why they love their research and where their passion comes from. In this episode, PhD candidate Siri Driessen talks about her research on different groups of visitors to war sites. ‘I believe that you cannot tell everything with words only. You need images, sounds, smells.’

ESHCC is now on Instagram

Vrijdag, 2 juni 2017

Yay, the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication (ESHCC) has set up it's very own Instagram account. You can expect pictures of our campus, the studentlife in Rotterdam and a lot of Instagram takeovers from ESHCC-people.

History alumnus Auke Kok wins Nico Scheepmaker Prize

Dinsdag, 2 mei 2017

Auke Kok, graduate of the History department, has received the Nico Scheepmaker Beker, a prize for the best book on sports. He received the prize in the television show De Wereld Draait Door. In his book 1936. Wij gingen naar Berlijn ('1936. We went to Berlin') Kok writes about the Dutch athletes who participated in that year's historically charged Olympics.