Football team of NEC in 1958, with Antillean crowd favourites Pedro Koolman and Moises Bicentini on the right
Football team of NEC in 1958, with Antillean crowd favourites Pedro Koolman and Moises Bicentini on the right

Re/Presenting Europe

Popular Representations of Diversity and Belonging

Who counts as European? And when? Who or what makes Europe?

Radboud University is part of a broad consortium that studies the history and present of Europe in a way where diversity and (postcolonial) migrations take center stage. On this university, we focus on sports history as a perspective through which to study issues of belonging, in- and exclusion, identity formation, and national representation. In addition to the negative role of ethnic stereotyping, we also look at the positive impact of sports on European societies. Sport can bring people together and help constitute a new and inclusive sense of belonging for Europe's diverse populations.

In this project, Radboud University works together with different organizations, both in Europe and in the Caribbean.

Subproject Belonging, Representation, Creolization

Belonging, Representation, Creolization

Focussing on the social and cultural history of baseball in the Kingdom of the Netherlands, this research project analyzes how the sport has played a role in processes of belonging, discrimination and exclusion.

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University of Curaçao

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