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December 2019

Rampzalig Nederland. De omgang met rampen in Nederland en Vlaanderen, 1780-1940

December 20 @ 09:30 - 18:00
Universiteitsbibliotheek (Singel 425), Doelenzaal, Amsterdam

In de periode 1780-1940 deden zich in Nederland en Vlaanderen tal van rampen voor die een ontwrichtende invloed hadden op de samenleving. Denk bijvoorbeeld aan de Leidse buskruitramp van 1809 en de grootschalige rivieroverstromingen van 1809, 1820, 1855 en 1861. Ook in de koloniën waren rampen als vulkaanuitbarstingen en watersnoden terugkerende fenomenen. Door de opwarming van de aarde en de toenemende dreiging van klimaatrampen heeft het historisch onderzoek naar rampen en rampverwerking een hoge vlucht genomen. Het besef is doorgedrongen more »

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April 2020

Spring Conference for PhD candidates

23 April 2020 - 24 April 2020
Universiteit Utrecht, Drift 21,

All PhD candidates RSPH are invited to present their work during the  two day seminar “Work in Progress” (Utrecht 23-24 April 2020). Read more

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May 2020

Research Seminar “Rethinking repertoires: how ordinary people conducted politics in the nineteenth century”

29 May 2020 @ 08:00 - 17:00
University of Ghent,

Our seminar in Ghent on 19th-century popular politics and the ways in which ordinary people could shape the world around them is open for registration. Our starting point is the work of the eminent historical sociologist Charles Tilly, who put forth the idea of protest repertoires. Like street musicians, ordinary people resort to a limited amount of pre-written “scripts” to express their discontent, even though many other “tunes” seem possible in theory. This metaphor proved to be an intricate instrument for historical more »

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June 2021

International Conference

23 June 2021 - 25 June 2021
Amsterdam, tba,

How to study political history today will be the overarching theme of the international conference political history which the RSPH will organize in cooperation with the Association for Political History. The conference takes place in Amsterdam 2021, June 23-25.

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