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Various Posthumus fellows and students involved in 'Re-Building Brussels' Exposition
Save the date: Inaugural Lecture by Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Utrecht University) on 8 Sept.!
On 8 September 2022, Professor Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk, professor of Economic and Social History with the Department of Economic and Social History of Utrecht University, specialized in the history of labour relations, notably women’s and children’s work, and also member of the General Board of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, will deliver her inaugural lecture in Utrecht. More info will follow in due time, but please do save this date already!
Inaugural lecture Professor Marijn Molema (University of Groningen)
On 28 January 2022, Professor Marijn Molema, fellow of the N.W. Posthumus Institute, held his inaugural lecture ‘Dialectiek van ons regionale ontwikkelingsstreven’ [Dialetics of our regional development goal] at his public acceptance of the Professorship by special appointment ‘Regionale Vitaliteit & Dynamiek’ [Regional Vitality & Dynamics]. Through this professorship, Professor Molema aims to provide an impetus to more actively connect regional history to current (policy) issues. This Professorship is endowed by the Fries Sociaal Planbureau and hosted by the department of Economic and Social History at the Faculty of Arts of the University of Groningen. The N.W. Posthumus Institute congratulates Professor Molema with this appointment. Download the lecture text (in Dutch) via this link or press the button to view the lecture as recorded on YouTube.
Valedictory speeches Professors Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden on 15 June 2022
In September 1992, Maarten Prak and Jan Luiten van Zanden, both PhD fellows, took office as part-time professors of Economics and Social History at Utrecht University, sharing this chair. This experiment will come to an end on June 15, 2022, which will be marked by valedictory lectures in the Domkerk, Utrecht. More details will follow in due time, but we ask you to save this date in your schedule from 3 pm.
Posthumus fellows involved in TV series on History of the Netherlands
As of 2 February 2022, the Dutch broadcasting company NTR will broadcast Het verhaal van Nederland, a TV series about the history of the Netherlands (in 10 episodes). Several renowned historians have contributed to this, among whom several Posthumus fellows. Next to the series episodes, the related website also contains podwalks, podcasts, and a childrens’ version of these episodes. The episodes will be broadcasted on Wednesdays at 20:30 (in Dutch).
Research portal 'Long-Run Health Matters' on origins of global health inequality launched
A new research portal on the origins of global health inequality, Long-Run Health Matters, has been launched. This project provides an open-access meeting point in which leading experts summarize their latest work to those interested in the topic, in an accessible way. Ultimately, this material is intended to foster an informed dialogue about pressing health issues with an impact on both historical and current societal challenges. 
COVID19-effects on Posthumus activities
Recently, in several countries restrictions related to the effects of the COVID-pandemic have been fully or partially lifted. However, COVID-pandemic and measures taken by governments and institutions may still affect activities organised by or in cooperation with the N.W. Posthumus Institute. We will keep our website updated on this, but in case of any uncertainties, contact the local organisers of the event.
  Posthumus Events
Save the date! Posthumus Conference 2022 scheduled for 30 June-1 July, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
The N.W. Posthumus Institute is happy to announce its 2022 Conference, which is scheduled for 30 June-1 July 2022 and will be hosted by the Erasmus School of History, Culture and Communication at Erasmus University Rotterdam. The Posthumus Conference is an annual event, which combines presentations by Posthumus PhDs in an advanced stage of the PhD programme with Research Network meetings and lectures by prominent scholars within the field of Economic and Social History. More info on the thematic setting and the program details will follow in due time, please check the website regularly.
RESCHEDULED – Workshop ‘A Tapestry of Rules’ – deadline abstracts 4 March 2022
On 30 June and 1 July 2022, Dr Kate Frederick, affiliated with the Research Group Economic and Social History at Utrecht University will organise the Workshop ‘Tapestry of Rules: This Institutions and Cloth Industries in Global Comparative Perspective, 1750-2000’. This workshop specifically explores the role of formal and informal institutions – the social, economic, political, and cultural “rules of the game” – in influencing textile manufacturing in different world regions over time, with particular reference to the interlinking relationships between institutions and other explanatory variables. If you would like to participate, please send an abstract of 250 words max. to Kate Frederick before 4 March 2022.
Call for Papers – Masterclass ‘Crime and Justice in Historical Context: Theory, Methods and Perspectives’ by Prof. Robert Shoemaker – deadline 28 March 2022
The research group of the project Tolerant Migrant Cities? The Case of Holland 1600-1900 in collaboration with the N.W. Posthumus Institute, in particular the Research Network ‘Inclusion, Exclusion, and Mobility’ are pleased to announce that they will be hosting a masterclass by Professor Robert Shoemaker (The University of Sheffield), on 8 June 2022 11:00 to 17:00 (lunch included) at the International Institute of Social History (IISH) in Amsterdam. Interested candidates are invited to send an abstract (c. 300 words) before 28 March 2022.
Workshop ‘Globalisation and Long-Run Development in Asia and Africa (ca. 1800-2000)’
On 23 and 24 June 2022, members of the N.W. Posthumus Institute Research Network ‘Globalisation, Inequality and Sustainable Development in Long-Term Perspective’ will organise a workshop on the theme ‘Globalisation and Long-Run Development in Asia and Africa (ca. 1800-2000)’. Keynote speaker at this event will be Professor Deepak Nayyar, Emeritus Professor of Economics at Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India. The workshop will be hosted by Wageningen University and Research. More info will follow in due time.
Expert Meeting 'Sport, Migration, Citizenship, ‘Race’ and National Identity: Towards a new research agenda'
  Other events
Symposium ‘Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900’
On 17 March, the Environmental Humanities Center of the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, based at the Research Institute for Culture, Cognition, History and Heritage (CLUE+), organises the (hybrid) symposium ‘Urban Past, Urban Future? Sustainable Drinking Water in Dutch Cities, 1500-1900’. Several Posthumus fellows and students are involved in this symposium, where members of the VU-N.W.O. research project Omgaan met waterschaarste (Coping with drought, 2020-2025) will present some preliminary conclusions.
Historicidagen/Historians' Days 2022 - 'Grenzeloze Geschiedenis/History Beyond Borders'
From 25 until and including 27 August 2022, the annual Historicidagen/Historians' Days will be held in Rotterdam. The event showcases the many diverse and dynamic ways of doing history. Through a wide spectrum of lectures, debates and workshops, the Historians’ Days tackles issues and challenges on the frontline of historical research and public debates. Keywords of the conference include networking, inspiration, orientation, career and relaxation. The Historians’ Days 2022 evolve around the theme of History Beyond Borders, and actively promote diversity within participants, audience, program, stories, methods and presentations.
International Symposium (hybrid) ‘Women in the Museum – Best Practices Symposium’
On International Women's Day, 8 March 2022, the Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, supported by the ‘Women of the Rijksmuseum’ Fund, organises the international best practices symposium 'Women in the Museum'. At this event, experts in women's art and history will address the following themes: Women's role as artists and models; Collectors and mediators; A female perspective on museum objects; The blind spots of feminist art history. Discounted fees apply for online participation and for students; please note that the number of participants on-site may be limited.
POSTPONED - Symposium 'Hansards in the World'
Due to the effects of the covid pandemic, the symposium 'Hansards in the World: Continuity and Discontinuity on the Intellectual, Cultural, and Economic Frontiers of the Early Modern Hanse’, originally scheduled for January 2022 will now take place on the postponed dates 12 and 13 May 2022 at the University of Amsterdam. Hansards in the World gathers and promotes new histories of the Hanse, an association of European merchants and towns, and how they interacted with the wider world in the early modern period.
  Job positions
Assistant Professor Economic and Social History (Utrecht University) – deadline 1 April 2022
The section of Economic and Social History at the Department of History and Art History of Utrecht University aims to appoint an Assistant Professor as of 1 July 2022. The position involves 70 percent teaching and 30 percent research. The Assistant Professor will be involved in high-quality teaching and supervision tasks and is expected to further develop his/her research agenda within the field of Economic and Social History, aiming for publications in leading journals, with a potential for attracting/securing research funding. Applications are due by 1 April 2022.
PhD ‘Historical Tensions between International Business and National Taxation: A Challenge for Europe Today’ (ESHCC - EUR) – deadline 2 March 2022
The Erasmus University is looking for a PhD for the PhD project 'Historical Tensions between International Business and National Taxation: A Challenge for Europe Today'. This project comprises a case study of the Anglo-Dutch Unilever since the merger in 1930. Against a background of major international ruptures (1930s Great Depression, Second World War, De-colonisation, the coming of the Iron Curtain and fall of the Berlin Wall) this project will focus on Unilever’s connections to other multinational companies in the UK and the Netherlands and particularly its relations with the Dutch and British governments. Applications are due by 2 March 2022.
Staff members Collection Development (International Institute of Social History) – deadline 16 March 2022
The IISH is looking for multiple staff members Collection Development who can fill in 1.7 fte divided on the following areas: Contemporary Dutch collections and data (0.4 fte); Contemporary economic collections and data (0.4 fte); Historical international and non-Dutch collections and data (0.4 fte); Contemporary international and non-Dutch collections and data (0.4 fte); Researchers’ datasets (0.1 fte). Descriptions of the respective fields can be downloaded as pdf at the IISH website. Applications are due by 16 March 2022.
Postdoc ‘The Social Life of Early Netherlandish Painting’ (Ghent University and FWO) – deadline 31 March 2022
~ because of scope, only in Dutch ~ In de context van het FWO Project dat wordt geleid door prof.dr. Frederik Buylaert, prof.dr. Jan Dumolyn (Universiteit van Gent, Vakgroep Geschiedenis) en prof.dr. Maximiliaan Martens (Universiteit Gent, Vakgroep Kunst-, Muziek- en Theaterwetenschappen) is een driejarige postdoctorale onderzoekspositie beschikbaar. Het doel is een studie van het sociale profiel van opdrachtgevers van schilderijen. Dit project focust op de sociale netwerken die aan de basis lagen van de vroege Nederlandse schilderkunst tussen c. 1400 en c. 1550. Deadline 31 maart 2022.
Postdoc ‘Geschiedenis van Verpleegkundig Leiderschap’ (Fontys Hogeschool) – nieuwe deadline 6 maart 2022
~ because of scope, only in Dutch ~ Fontys Hogeschool Mens en Gezondheid zoekt een postdoc in de geschiedenis van het leiderschap van de verpleging en verzorging in een aanstelling voor drie dagen bij het lectoraat Persoonsgerichtheid in een ouder wordende samenleving van Fontys Hogeschool. Vanuit die positie werkt de postdoc nauw samen met het PULSE Center for Medical and Health Humanities van de VU Amsterdam en het Historisch College FNI bij V&VN. Deadline sollicitaties: 6 maart 2022.
2 PhDs ‘Nederlandse scheepvaart, klimaat en (leef)-milieu, 1621-1939’ (Leiden University) – deadline 28 februari 2022
~ because of scope, only in Dutch ~ Bij de leerstoel Zeegeschiedenis (specialisatie Colonial and Global History) van het Instituut voor Geschiedenis van de Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen van de Universiteit Leiden is per 1 mei 2022 plaats voor twee enthousiaste promovendi met aantoonbare belangstelling voor maritieme geschiedenis en cultuur en een brede maatschappelijke blik op urgente mondiale problemen zoals klimaat, voedselschaarste en (tropische) ziektes. Sollicitaties dienen uiterlijk 28 februari 2022 ontvangen te zijn.
  External calls
Call for Papers – European Social Science History Conference 2023 – deadline 15 April 2022
The 14th European Social Science History Conference is organized by the International Intsitute of Social History in co-operation with the University of Gothenburg. The ESSHC 2023 will take place in Gothenburg, Sweden, on 12-15 April 2023. Please note this is a postponed date for the conference originally intended for 2022. At the event, the 2023 Professor Jan Lucassen Award, a prize for the best paper at the ESSHC by a PhD student, will also be awarded. The deadline for paper and session proposals is 15 April 2022.
Call for Papers – 18th History of European Integration Research Society Conference – deadline 3 April 2022
The History of European Research Society (HEIRS) will hold its 18th annual conference under the title “A means to what end: the interrelation between visions of Europe and economic policies.” The conference will take place on 31 May-1 June 2022 at the University of Glasgow. The aim of the 18th annual HEIRS conference is to analyse the interrelation between different motivations and visions of Europe and the EC's / EU’s economic policies during the 2nd half of the 20th century. PhD students and early postdoctoral researchers are invited to submit a 250 word abstract and CV by 3 April 2022.
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  Image credits: Image Symposium Hansards in the World: Hanse Sail 2011 - Fregatt-Vollschiff "Shtandart" by contributor yetdark (flickr; Creative Commons license CC BY 2.0)
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