Cultural History of Modern Europe


Dear <<First Name>>:

This is the second Cultural History Newsletter of this academic year

In this issue:

Jaap Verheul

Student city tour: 13 October

The first activity of the new student organisation Cultural Historians Utrecht’ (CHU) is coming up! We will be organizing activities throughout the year for the MA-students of Cultural History. On Thursday 13 October Jaap Verheul and Marijke Huisman will take us on a tour through the city centre of Utrecht. Jaap will tell us all about Utrecht in the 19th century and Marijke will focus on the history of subaltern groups such as slaves and feminists. We will meet at 17.00 in front of Janskerkhof 15. Afterwards beers (and cokes) are waiting for us at the Kromme Nieuwegracht 20 at 19.00. Pizza is already ordered and you can just sit back and discuss the interesting tours! The pizzas will be at your own expense, but the beers are on us. You can also bring your own food and drinks of course! For more information you can send an email to or visit our Facebook page ‘Cultural Historians Utrecht’ ( See you next Thursday!

Hadewijch Zwart, Bob Molenberg, Lise Claerhoudt, Hilde Roodzant and Nicky Post

Lecture Seminar: 20 October

The second session of the CHME Lecture Seminar will be held Thursday 20 October 17:15-18:15h in Janskerkhof 15A, room 202 . This session will be dedicated to internships. Gertjan Plets will talk about requirements and Erasmus grants. Alumna Suzanne van der Kraan will share her experiences with two terrific internships at the Naturalis Biodiversity Center in Leiden (where the T. Rex currently is in town) and the network organization Cultuurmarketing. Drinks will be served afterward in café Broers, Janskerkhof 9.

Cultural history programme on social media

The Wordpress site for the history programme has gone live. This site will provide infromation about the cultural history programme at Utrecht in BA and MA, and offers a Calendar with upcoming events.  You can find us on (and on The site is connected to our Twitter account, which has the handle @CulturalHistUU, and to the student's Facebook and LinedIn pages. Follow us, retweet us and do send us copy for the upcoming newsletters!

First staff-student football tournament

On 30 September, the UHSK history student union organized the first student-staff tournament. Two student teams and one team of members of the department’s teaching and research staff, including Jochen Hung, competed for the golden UHSK Cup. In the end, the student team “Butchers of Humanities” won the tournament with a win and a draw out of two matches.

Symposium Black History and Gender: 9 December

On 9 December Marijke Huisman will present a lecture about Feminist publisher Sara and the historiography of the second feminist wave in the Netherlands (in Dutch) during the symposium on Black History and Gender, in Amsterdam, en de historiografie over de 2e feministische golf in NL. The Synposium will take place 15:00-17:30h, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, PThU-zaal 1E24, De Boelelaan 1105, Amsterdam. More information and registration:

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Thursdays, 15:30-17:00, Kromme Nieuwegracht 80, room 1.06

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