Welcome to RICH

The Radboud Institute for Culture & History is a research institute that focuses on understanding the complexities of the past and present of Europe in a changing world. We research how texts, ideas, and cultural objects migrate across time and place and inquire into their roles in new contexts, for instance in maintaining or disrupting inequalities or by providing tools and strategies for coping.

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Unravelling Europe's place in the world

Europe's place in the world keeps changing due to global interconnections and tensions. Working in the fields of historical, literary and cultural studies, in archaeology and art history, our researchers form multidisciplinary teams and integrate innovative approaches such as digital humanities. In this way, they seek to understand these changes, placing them in their historical context and tracing the roles of art and creativity in fostering different types of loyalties, creating (and undoing) communities, and fabricating categories of people.

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160 letters from a Jewish-German doctor about the upbringing of his three daughters, written between 1937 and 1943. The Drillingsberichte are like a time capsule that opens a gate to the past. Now they are digitised, searchable and downloadable and offer a unique opportunity for researchers from different disciplines to work together.

Our projects

Our redatabasesearchers work on more than 100 research projects, covering a wide range of topics. View or search our project database to find out more about our research.

Graduate School for the Humanities

The Graduate School for the Humanities (GSH) harbours the graduate programmes of the Centre for Language Studies (CLS), the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH) and the Research Institute for Philosophy, Theology & Religious Studies (PTRS). This community consists of PhD candidates and Research Master students.