Research projects

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  • data stream

    Actual Fictions

    Actual Fictions analyses a series of 5 large scale corpora of Dutch language novels ranging from the 1900s up until the 2010s. The project focuses on the extent to which the Dutch novel has transformed in light of a range of emancipatory movements.

  • Astronaut in Tesla car in space

    For Future Generations

    This research develops a framework to understand the role of digital platforms as shaping actors in our thinking about the environment.

  • Apps op iPhone

    Platform Discourses

    Platform Discourses develops a critical humanities perspective on the platform society, in which the online platforms owned by major tech companies like Google and Apple are integrated into all domains of life.

  • Watering soil and sprout

    Dating the Remains of an Agricultural System in Southern Iraq

    Remains of a massive irrigation system covering over 50,000 hectares surround the former site of the city of Basra, Southern Iraq. This project is a collaboration to try and date the ridges of soil on site.

  • Still of Zo is 't toevallig ook nog 's een keer

    Humour scandals in the Netherlands, 1950s-present

    Ever since the rise of mass media in the mid-twentieth century, pieces of publicly broadcasted comedy have occasionally led to controversy. This book project focusses specifically on eleven humour scandals in the Netherlands from the 1950s-now.

  • Collapsed piles of terra sigillata pots

    The Marzuolo Archaeological Project

    Using targeted excavation, spatial and scientific data analysis, 3D-modelling and material studies, this project aims to highlight the potential of Podere Marzuolo to function as a paragon of the varied nature of Roman rural settlement.

  • Parachutisten tijdens Market Garden operatie, Tweede Wereldoorlog

    North American Indigenous Soldiers in the Netherlands during WWII

    The research project aims to identify and describe the participation of North American indigenous soldiers in the Netherlands during World War II.

  • Painting by Ridolfo del Ghirlandaio

    Moving Images

    Paintings with moveable parts operated at the crossroads of art, philosophy, theology, literature, and science, but have never been analysed as phenomena within these frames. This project offers a new perspective on early modern material culture.

  • Woman holding megaphone

    Violence and Affect in Female Poetic Activism in Contemporary Mexico

    Contemporary Mexican cultural production is strongly influenced by violence. This project studies how the work of three Mexican female poets generates and transmits affect in order to mediate memories of violence and engage an audience.

  • world trade center memorial

    Shipping the World Trade Center

    This book project focuses on the ruins of the World Trade Center following their removal from Ground Zero. It centers on the musealization of relics, the fetishization of WTC steel as sacred material, and the selling of the wreckage as scrap metal.

  • Vintage projector

    Revisiting Gone with the Wind

    There has been controversy surrounding Gone with the Wind due to its depiction of black characters. This research project examines how people in different places and in different times encountered the film and how their opinion has changed over time.

  • Curator Marion Frost surrounded by her all-female curatorial team (c.1908-1915)

    Women managing Museums

    This project researches the history of the first female administrators in European cultural heritage institutions.

  • Protesters holding signs in Civil Rights March

    Mapping Transatlantic Routes of Identity

    This project focuses on investigating the complex ways in which Dutch discussions about racism and emancipation have evolved in relation to America since the 1900s.

  • Portrait of Anna Margaretha van Renesse van Elderen (1703-1775)

    Kitchen or Capital?

    By analyzing financial accounts of Guelders’ landed nobility in the eighteenth century, this research reveals the daily involvement and responsibility of Dutch elite women and, more importantly, the dynamics behind it.

  • Row of ancient Greek female busts

    Chatterboxes, Seductresses and Emotional Wrecks

    This project studies the ostensible dichotomy between tradition and innovation in the portrayal of women in Hellenistic poetry, using the framework of anchoring innovation.

  • Bust of Gaius Caligula

    Caligula or the Personalisation of Power

    This study asks what could happen with the dark picture of Caligula and his reign if analysed from non-literary sources.

  • Coins found Southern Italy 4th and 3rd century BC

    Coining Roman rule?

    The emergence of coinage in the ancient world has had a lasting impact on modern society. But how did coinage as a form of money first come to be accepted, and how was it used? This project addresses these questions for the Roman world.

  • Painting of woman in the audience of a theatre looking through binoculars

    Distorting Mirrors

    This project aims to unravel how and why nineteenth-century actors in the theatrical field appropriated foreign operettas catering for and impacting on various tastes and values, within a variety of Dutch urban contexts.

  • Open book

    Humor and Violence in Contemporary Latin American Literature

    In this book project Brigitte Adriaensen analyses how contemporary Latin American literature uses different types of humour (black humour, parody, irony, cynicism) in the representation of violence.

  • A kettle with Ayahuasca brewing

    Poison, Medicine or Magic Potion?

    The main aim of this project is to analyse the changing perceptions of 'drugs' in Latin America from the continent’s independence to our present day (1820-2020). The project focuses on the representation of ayahuasca, peyote and coca(ine).