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Registration for Posthumus Research Master courses open until 6 January 2023
Up for a challenge? Registration for three Research Master courses of the N.W. Posthumus Institute is still open until 6 January 2023:

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As you may have noticed, the website of the N.W. Posthumus Institute has undergone some changes in its appearance. Most significant change is the addition of our Twitter feed. So, if you want to keep up with all our news, you can also follow us by connecting us via Twitter - @nwp_esh
Posthumus PhD Student Rozemarijn Moes receives Maartens van Sevenhoven medal
At the Gelderse Landdag 2022, the 2022 edition of the annual meeting of Erfgoed Gelderland, the Maartens van Sevenhoven medal was awarded to Posthumus PhD Student Rozemarijn Moes for her research on the historical demography of Guelders from prehistorical times until now, a result of her PhD project: ‘Kitchen or Capital? Elite women’s role in financial household and estate management in eighteenth-century Guelders’. The Maartens van Sevenhoven medal is awarded every second year to persons who have achieved remarkable results in the field of archival research, museums or heritage conservation. The staff of the N.W. Posthumus Institute congratulates Rozemarijn with this award.
Save the date: Inaugural lecture Professor Tine De Moor
On 17 February 2023, Professor Tine De Moor, will hold her inaugural lecture, accepting the chair Social Enterprise & Institutions for Collective Action at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. Professor De Moor’s inaugural address will be preceded at 11:00 on the same day by a public seminar with international scholars presenting their research results as solutions to tackle societal challenges. Both events are open to the public, but prior registration is required.
Save the date: Inaugural lecture Professor Hilde Bras
On 26 May 2023, Professor Hilde Bras, Professor of Economic and Social History with special attention to Global Demography and Health at the History Department of the University of Groningen, will deliver her inaugural lecture. More details will follow in due time, but do already save the date!
COVID19-effects on Posthumus activities
Although in most cases restrictions related to the effects of the COVID-pandemic have been fully or partially lifted. However, COVID 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
Conference 'Agrarian capitalism in the preindustrial Low Countries: Local, regional and global dimensions' (Amsterdam, 16 June 2023) - Call for contributions
Posthumus students Bram Hilkens (PhD candidate at Erasmus University Rotterdam) and Sam Miske (PhD candidate at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam), with support by the Posthumus Institute research network ‘Economy and Society of the Pre-Industrial Low Countries in Comparative Perspective’, the NWO-funded VIDI projects ‘Positively Shocking! The Redistributive Impact of Mass Mortality through Epidemic Diseases and Violent Conflict in Early Modern Northwest Europe’ and ‘Land Grabbing and Dutch Empire (16-18th century)’, and the International Institute for Social History (IISH), are organising the workshop ‘Agrarian Capitalism in the Preindustrial Low Countries : Local, Regional, and Global Dimensions’ at the International Institute of Social History in June 2023. For this workshop, papers on agrarian capitalism in the preindustrial Low Countries and related areas, such as border regions and colonies under the Dutch Empire, are welcomed. Deadline for abstracts is 16 December 2022.
  Other events
Terra Incognita Lecture by Professor Kapil Raj – 'Circulation as Relational History' (Leiden, 6 December 2022)
On 6 December 2022, the day before Professor Kapil Raj’s masterclass at the Institute for History at Leiden University, Professor Raj will deliver the Annual Terra Incognita Lecture, entitled ‘Circulation as Relational History’. This lecture will be open to all interested. Professor Kapil Raj, Research Professor at École des Hautes Études en Sciences Sociales in Paris, is an historian who writes on intercultural interactions and the making of scientific knowledge and the global dimensions of local knowledge production.
Maddison Lecture Professor William Easterly – ‘Western Development Efforts: Altruism vs Self-Interest (Groningen, 15 December 2022)
On 15 December 2022, the Groningen Growth and Development Centre (GGDC) organises the Maddison Lecture at the University of Groningen. This year’s lecture will be delivered by Professor William Easterly, Professor of Economics at New York University and Co-director of the NYU Development Research Institute. The Maddison lectures have been organised since 2011. The aim of these lectures is to bring leading scholars from around the world to Groningen to present on major topics of economic growth and development in a historical and comparative perspective, thus following the footsteps of Angus Maddison, who laid the foundations of research in this discipline at our university. The event is sponsored by the GGDC and by the SOM Research School of the Faculty of Economics and Business. The event is freely accessible. Please note this is a rescheduled event, originally scheduled for 27 October 2022.
European Social Science History Conference 2023 (Gothenburg, Sweden, 12-15 April 2023)
The 14th European Social Science History Conference is organized by the IISH in co-operation with the University of Gothenburg, in Gothenburg, Sweden and will take place on 12-15 April 2023. Please note this is a postponed date for the conference originally intended for 2022. The aim of the ESSHC is bringing together scholars interested in explaining historical phenomena using the methods of the social sciences. The conference is characterized by a lively exchange in many small groups, rather than by formal plenary sessions. The conference welcomes papers and sessions on any historical topic and any historical period. It is organized in 27 thematic networks. The call for proposals has already closed.
Conference ‘Making Households Count’ (Rome, 6 and 7 July 2023) - Call for proposals
On 6 and 7 July 2023, the conference ‘Making Households Count’ invite paper proposals will be the closing event for the ERC-funded project ‘Race to the bottom? Family labour, household livelihood and consumption in the relocation of global cotton manufacturing’, led by Professor Elise van Nederveen Meerkerk (Utrecht University). The conference will be hosted by the Koninklijke Nederlands Instituut Rome. Paper proposals for this conference on household income diversification, the combination of textile/craft work and/or other crafts and services with other forms of labour and more generally on gender relations and labour allocation between different generations are welcome, the deadline for abstracts is 15 January 2023.
Conference 'Maritime solidarity: Past and present' (Amsterdam, 22-23 September 2023) - Call for contributions
On 22 and 23 September 2023, the two-day conference 'Maritime solidarity: Past and present' will be held in Amsterdam. The organisers, Posthumus board member Professor Pepijn Brandon (VU Amsterdam/IISH), Dr Niklas Frykman, Professor Marcus Rediker (both University of Pittsburgh), and Professor and activist Nandita Sharma (University of Hawai‘i at Manoa)) invite paper proposals. Papers can cover any period between roughly 1500 and the present, any group of people challenging authority from below, and all the world’s river systems, seas, and oceans. Academic participants should send in proposals for papers by 1 December. As the organisers also wish to make space for an active dialogue between people studying maritime solidarity in the past and practitioners of maritime solidarity in the present (including, for example, migrant rescue workers, maritime trade unionists, stop the boat campaigners, and more), non-academics who would be interested in joining the conference on the basis of their involvement in present-day maritime solidarity are also invited to join and to write a short e-mail to the conference organizers explaining the nature of their work.
IASC2023 Conference ‘The Commons We Want: Between Historical Legacies and Future Collective Actions’ (Nairobi, Kenya, 19-24 June 2023)
The International Association for the Study of the Commons (IASC) will be holding its 2023 Conference in Nairobi, Kenya from 19-24 June 2023. The theme of IASC2023 will be 'The commons We Want: Between Historical Legacies and Future Collective Action'. The conference provides a much-needed link to future-oriented research and practice perspective with a look back, since many legal and structural legacies predetermine possible development pathways. This reflection shall help to position the commons debate in the context of the Agenda 2030 and contribute to making the transformation towards the SDGs a more commons-oriented and participatory endeavor.
  Job positions
  Research officer (postdoc) on Migration and Diversity (Leiden University) – deadline 2 December 2022

PhD position STONEM-project (Utrecht University) – deadline 5 December 2022

PhD programme European University Institute – open for applications 1 November 2022-1 January 2023

Redacteur (onbezoldigd) (Tijdschrift Historica) – deadline 1 januari 2023

Johan Huizinga Fellowship (Rijksmuseum Amsterdam) – deadline 9 January 2023
  Call for contributions Conference 'Maritime solidarity: Past and present' – deadline 1 December 2023

Call for contributions Conference 'Agrarian capitalism in the preindustrial Low Countries : Local, regional, and global dimensions' - deadline 16 December 2022

Nominaties Keetje Hodshon Prijs voor recent gepromoveerden (KHMW) – deadline 12 januari 2023

Call for proposals Conference 'Making households count' - deadline 25 January 2023
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