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22 January 2020

Report of the American Historical Association’s annual meeting 2020

Director of the Royal Netherlands historical Society (KNHG), Antia Wiersma, flew to New York this January to attend the annual meeting of…

21 January 2020

Official declaration pertaining to the attack on the Kick out Zwarte Piet meeting on November 8th 2019

On Friday evening 8 November 2019 activists violently attacked participants in a Kick Out Zwarte Piet gathering in The Hague.…

21 January 2020

Anniversary competition: the future of history

Because of the Royal Netherlands Historical Society (KNHG) anniversary year of 2020, the board of our organisation has launched a…

21 January 2020

BMGN: top 5 best read articles and reviews of 2019

During 2019 we have seen a broad range of subjects on the history of the Low countries. This can be…

14 January 2020

Peak Document and the Future of Historical Research

Each January, the American Historical Association (AHA) organizes their annual meeting. This year I travelled to the United States to…

03 December 2019

Call for proposals: Special Issue 45 of ILCEA: “Painting, national identity and international style in Europe around 1900”

Call for submissions Co-editors: Eugenia Afinoguénova (Marquette University) and Pierre Géal (Université Grenoble Alpes/ILCEA4) This Special Issue invites scholars to…

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