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Past events

In the past, many events are organised by and for the Radboud Institute for Culture & History (RICH). This page presents a small selection of these past events.

Frans Kellendonk lecture

The Frans Kellendonk lecture, held in Nijmegen since 1993, is an annual literary event dedicated to the memory of the author Frans Kellendonk. Many famous writers have contributed to this series; please click on the link below for an overview of all past lectures (in Dutch).

HLCS Conference 'Is Europe inclusive'?

The HLCS Conference ‘Is Europe inclusive?’ took place in 2019, on November 14 and 15, in Nijmegen. The aim of the conference was to challenge the idealized Eurocentric perspective of inclusion that upholds the pre-eminence of Europe. Petra Stienen, David Theo Goldberg and Nishant Shah were the three keynote speakers.

Tradition and/or Modernity: Literary, Historical and Cultural Perspectives (1660 – 1940)

Tradition and/or Modernity was an international conference held on 26 and 27 May 2016 in Nijmegen. The purpose of the conference was to bring together scholars from different disciplinary traditions to take stock of the latest developments in discussions on modernity.  Keynote speakers were Véronique Gély, Suzanne Hobson, Ulrich Lehner and David C. Lloyd.

The Europe of Women

The international conference The Europe of Women was held on 26 and 27 November 2015 in Nijmegen. Its aim was to explore the gender dimensions of the research theme “Europe and its Worlds,” jointly developed by the Faculties of Arts and of Philosophy, Theology and Religious Studies of Radboud University. To reach out to audiences beyond academia, several side activities related to the themes of the conference took place.

Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World

The ninth Annual Meeting of Postgraduates in the Reception of the Ancient World (AMPRAW) was hosted at the Radboud University Nijmegen and took place on 28th-30th November 2019. AMPRAW is an annual conference that is designed to bring together early-career researchers in the field of classical reception studies. The theme of AMPRAW 2019 was ‘Authority and Legitimacy’.

Byzantine Studies Alive!

Byzantine Studies Alive! was an international conference on the importance of 
Byzantine Studies and Heritage, held on 16 and 17 June 2016. Both junior and senior scholars from all over the world and from various disciplines such as Byzantine history, art history, literature and archaeology presented their research within the framework of two main themes: Byzantium as a key player in the relationship between East and West and the position and transformation of Byzantine Heritage

Studiedag Middeleeuwen (Study day Middle Ages)

Each year, members of the faculties of Arts and Philosophy, Theology and Religion organize a study day about the Middle Ages. The study day functions as a meeting place for medievalists from the university itself but also aims to create a bridge between the university and society.