Fotocollage van oude zwartwitfoto's
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Discover expertise in ancient history and archaeology, historical demography and World War II, as well as the history of sports, women, slavery, disasters and famines.

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Kaft in rood en wit van het boek 'Katholiek? Geen punt', van Jurijn Timon de Vos

Catholic identity? No reason to fret, for Radboud University administrators

On Wednesday 12 June 2024, historian Jurijn Timon de Vos will defend his PhD on the history of Radboud University.

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What height says about the development of our prosperity and health

Malnutrition, disease and hard labour can inhibit people's growth. Historian Björn Quanjer studied how the height of Dutch men between 1850 and 1950 was influenced by the households in which they grew up.

Uiterst Vertrouwelijk: ouderwetse typmachine voor cryptografische doeleinden

New book dives into history of Dutch secret service

In this new Dutch book, Rowin Jansen, Bart Jacobs and other experts delve into history to reflect on the state of intelligence and security services today.


Researchers from various faculties and research institutes are working on interdisciplinary projects relating to History.

Prof. S.T.A.M. Mols (Stephan)

Prof. S.T.A.M. Mols (Stephan)

Prof. M.C.M. Corporaal (Marguérite)
Prof. L.E. Jensen (Lotte)
Dr C.W. van Galen (Coen)
Prof. L.E. Jensen (Lotte)
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Slaves register

Legacies of Bondage

This project will involve the construction of a database of the Surinamese population that existed between 1830 and 1950. It will combine the individual records of both enslaved, bonded labourers from China, India and Indonesia and free citizens.

Gaarkeuken Montreal 1931

Heritages of Hunger

European famines of the past resonate in today’s debates. This project examines how lessons on famine are being taught at schools and heritage sites and whether such practices can enhance understanding and solidarity.

Rapenburg na ontploffing kruitschip

Dealing with Disasters

Dealing with Disasters approaches the identity formation of a nation and region from a new perspective. The formation of local and national identities will be examined in response to natural disasters in the Netherlands.

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We are the oldest city of the Netherlands – and we should show it, to visualise above ground what lies beneath is immensely important
Portretfoto van Stephan Mols
Stephan Mols Scientific Read Stephan's story
People often say the past helps you make sense of the present, but I say the opposite is true: the present brings the past into sharper relief
Portretfoto Eric Moormann
Eric Moormann Scientific Read Eric's story

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