Finished projects CLUE+

Projects finished by CLUE+ researchers from 2010 onwards:


Agora: Creating the Historic Fabric for and Providing Web-enabled Access to Objects in Dynamic Historical Sequences.
NWO-research project on digitally mediated public history and museum collections.
Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail:

Ancient War Narrative. A combined discourse-linguistic and narratological approach
This NWO-funded program was led by Prof. Dr. Caroline Kroon and Prof.Dr. Irene de Jong (UvA). VU-scholars Suzanne Adema and Lidewij van Gils held post-docs positions in this project, and David Stienaers worked as a PhD-student (VU), together with PhD-student Niels Koopman (UvA). Read More

Atlantic Wall
Prof. Dr. Koos Bosma 


The beginnings of farming in the Marmara Region of NW Turkey.

Excavations at Neolithic Barcın Höyük
Dr. Fokke Gerritsen, e-mail:


Camps as contested sites.

Postwar development of the camps Vught, Westerbork and Amersfoort as heritage.
Prof. Dr. Rob van der Laarse, e-mail:

Creative Industries and Sustainable Heritage Protection, CRISP
Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail:


Decline and fall? Social and cultural dynamics in the Low Countries in the Late Roman empire (AD 270-450) 
The project aims to present a new overview of the social and cultural transformation of the Low Countries in the Late Roman Empire. Read more


The future of the World Heritage Convention

Commissioned by the Ministry of Education, Culture and Science (OCW)
Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail:

Finding the limits of the Limes 
Using spatial dynamic modelling to reconstruct and understand the development of the cultural landscape in the Dutch part of the Roman Limes. Read more

Fitting in/Standing out. Comparing Majority and Minority Dress Codes among Egyptian Muslims and Christians
The research programme seeks to put minority dress back into context. Read more

Forced migration to the Cape of Good Hope in the 18th and 19th centuries, a biomolecular and archival study. 
The project aims to reconstruct life histories of enslaved people at the Cape and to elucidate lesser known aspects of the Dutch involvement in the Indian Ocean slave trade. Read more

Francia Media: Cradles of European Culture 
The project aims to unveil European dimensions of early medieval heritage and to show its unexpected ties to our contemporary history. 
CLUE+ developed a Companion , published a study on heritage in regional identities in Europe and organised events for scientific and professional audiences. Read more


HERCULES. Sustainable Futures for Europe's Heritage in Cultural Landscapes. 
Tools for understanding, managing, and protecting landscape functions and values. Read more


A History of the Construction of the Idea of Dutch Design, 1945-2010 
The aim is to develop an empirical understanding of the actual relationships between Dutch Design and its socio-cultural contexts without relying on stereotypes of national culture and of design. Read more


Kinds and degrees of understanding: The interplay between scientific expertise and everyday understanding
The project addresses questions regarding degrees and kinds of understanding, with a focus on the relations between scientific understanding and understanding in other domains. Read more


Landscapes of war, trauma and occupation. Painful heritage and the dynamics of memory in post-1989 Europe.

Prof. Dr. Rob van der Laarse, e-mail:

Living Neolithization. Micro histories and grand narrative in Neolithic Anatolia and Southeast Europe (c. 7000-5000 BC) 
By investigating the long-term regional histories of five selected study regions in Turkey, Greece and Bulgaria, this project aims to show how Neolithic ways of life were redefined in regional contexts. Read more


Mapping Hiding Places 
The project and the Working Group on Hiding Histories is an initiative making an inventory and database of locations where Jews were in hiding during the Holocaust, in order to enable a historical analysis of relevant networks and patterns. Read more

Masterplan Coast and Heritage
Prof. Dr. Koos Bosma

Merging boundaries. Phoenician communities in the western Mediterranean and the Atlantic: cultural consumption and adaptation strategies circa 750-550 BC.
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Ocean of knowledge. Globalization and the making of knowledge in the Atlantic world, c. 1680-1850

The key question is how the growth of circulation of people, goods and ideas in the Atlantic world between the 17th and early 19th centuries affected the development of 'useful and reliable' knowledge, and how this body of 'useful and reliable' knowledge in turn affected the growth of globalization. Read more


PhotoCLEC. Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture

Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail:

Planting the seeds of change
A bioarchaeological approach to developments in landscape and land use in first-millennium-BC south-east Italy.
Prof. Dr. Jan Paul Crielaard, e-mail:

Provincial finances 1572-1795 
This project releases the major key figures regarding public financing in the Netherlands prior to 1795. 
Prof. Dr. J.M.F. Fritschy, e-mail: 

From Protohistory to History: Social change in Southern Italy at the dawn of the Classical world
Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Burgers, e-mail:


Sites, Bodies and Stories. The Dynamics of Heritage Formation in Colonial and Postcolonial Indonesia and the Netherlands.
Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail:

The social-psychological meaning of heritage for the identity of a region in a leisure context
Michiel Flooren, e-mail:


Terrorscapes in Postwar Europe: Transnational Memory of Totalitarian Terror and Genocide.
Prof. Dr. Rob van der Laarse, e-mail:

Topographical Survey Keratitsa, Laconia, Greece
Dr. Mieke Prent, e-mail:

Topographical Survey Selinous, Laconia, Greece
Dr. Mieke Prent, e-mail:

The truck system in transatlantic perspective: Louisiana and the Netherlands ca. 1865-1920 
The purpose is to compare the functioning of the oppressive features of the truck system on the labourers in Louisiana and the Netherlands. Read more


Urban Nebula: metamorphosis of the Schiphol region in the 20th century

This research project aims to analyze and explain the origins and course of a sweeping metamorphosis in Dutch urban landscapes in the late nineteenth and the twentieth century, viz. a change from compact, relatively sharply delineated areas into a kind of urban `nebula?, where town and country are to a large extent intertwined.
Prof. dr. J.E. Bosma


The Valuation of Cultural Heritage

Subprojects: Real estate prices; Location behaviour of households; Location behaviour of firms; National and international tourism.
Prof. Dr. Jan Rouwendal, e-mail:

The villa of Hoogeloon and the settlement of Riethoven. Key-sites in the Roman rural landscape of the Lower Rhine frontier zone between Limes and loess.
The aim of this project is to analyse three Roman archaeological sites that were excavated in the 1980s. Read more


We should know better. An inquiry at the crossroads of ethics and epistemology
To which extent does responsibility depend on the information we have? Read more