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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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).
This PhD project sets out to explore how and why public protest against the hosting of mega-sporting events, and in particular the Olympic Games and the FIFA World Cup, has emerged and transnationalised from the 1960s to the present.
Times of crisis are moments of great emotional upheaval. This project investigates three moments of societal crisis in twentieth-century Netherlands to find out how emotions were expressed and valued during these times.
This interdisciplinary research project seeks to approach ‘democracy’ as the subject of conflict and contestation and hypothesize that ‘The Commune’ may be regarded as the key signifier of a long-standing democratic repertoire in its own right.
Parishes and monasteries are also following the social trend of sustainability. The Rewriting Global Orthodoxy research project aims to examine and analyse the Catholic Netherlands’ approach to environmental friendliness and sustainability.