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Call for papers: The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art, 1550-1815


This conference will be held on 13 and 14 June 2019 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

CALL FOR PAPERS: Drawing yourself in and out of it


Amsterdam Comics is pleased to announce its 2nd international conference, “Drawing Yourself In and Out of It,” which will take place from 15-17 November 2018 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, Netherlands.

afscheid van Karel Davids als hoogleraar Economische en Sociale Geschiedenis aan de Vrije Universiteit


On October 26 we say goodbye to our colleague Karel Davids.

Opstand in de Rif: Wetenschap en activisme


CLUE+ nodigt u van harte uit om de boekpresentatie 'Opstand in de Rif' (EPO, 2018) op 4 oktober 2018 bij te wonen.

CampusCongres VU: Call for Papers


Congres Universiteiten en hun campussen: naoorlogse universitaire campusontwikkeling in Nederland en België.

Recently published at Routlegde: Money, Currency and Crisis. In Search of Trust, 2000 BC to AD 2000.


R.J. van der Spek & Bas van Leeuwen (eds.)

CLUE+ en het Stevin Centre bedanken Ida Stamhuis


Op 26 april was Ida Stamhuis het feestelijk middelpunt van een goed bezocht afscheidssymposium op de VU, georganiseerd in verband met haar aanstaande pensionering.

2018 Avicenna International Prize:


Dr Olga Lizzini is winner of the 2018 Avicenna International Prize.

PhD Defences


Congratulations to the CLUE+ researchers with their succesfull PhD defences.

NWO grant: Chronicling novelty. New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850


Erika Kuijpers (CLUE+) has been rewarded an NWO free competition grant.

Reframing Luchino Visconti: Film and Art


This book gives answers to the question: where does the visual splendour of Visconti’s films come from?

Key thinkers and ideas in Material Culture studies series


In the spring of 2018, Prof dr Wayne Modest explored, together with three international guests, some of the key thinkers and ideas that have shaped the increasingly popular field of material culture studies.

Water and the City: How citizens respond to flooding


On 23 March, the Environmental Humanities Center organized a symposium on the topic of Water and the City.

Angela Davis Lecture


On May 17, 2018 Angela Y. Davis gave a lecture at VU University, which was part of the week-long program Moving Together - A Week with Angela Davis.

NWO grant: What went into the melting pot?


CLUE+ researcher prof J P Crielaard has been awarded a NWO free competition grant for the project: What went into the melting pot? Land-use, agriculture, and craft production as indicators for the contributions of Greek migrants and local inhabitants to the so-called Greek colonization in Italy (ca. 800-550 BC).