Bovenaanzicht van een werkplek. Op de laptop zien we een podcast programma en er ligt een koptelefoon op. Naast de laptop staan een mok en een muis.

Geschiedonderzoek in podcasts stelt de zoektocht centraal, niet het resultaat

In this Hoe geschiedenis jij? Professor Pim Huijnen introduces the concept of historical podcast series. This format offers historians a way to show the everyday process behind their work. It triggers them to also think about storytelling, tension build-ups and activating their listeners. If they manage to do so, a lot of opportunities arise, building on the endless amount of historical stories, cold cases and information. Huijnen therefore calls on students and historians to go and explore the format of historical podcast series.

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Gertjan Plets leunt op een katheder terwijl hij presenteert.

De passie van… Gertjan Plets

We interview dr. Gertjan Plets about passions in all shapes and forms: passions at work, in leisure time and at the interface between the two. Topics discussed are Gertjan’s journey from archaeology to heritage, his recent research into energy companies’ sponsorship of museums, his enthusiasm for handiwork and cycling, and what he looks for in colleagues and students. Above all, Gertjan celebrates passion and encourages everyone to follow their interests.

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Javaanse kris, oftewel een soort dolk versierd met goud.

De Javaanse kris: machtssymbool pur sang

In this Beeldspraak Maud examines how the Javanese kris is a symbol of power and the practice of politics in various ways. She describes how gift-giving has traditionally been a way of maintaining political relations and why building a collection of colonial objects is not a neutral activity. She links all this to the kris that is central to this article, in order to illustrate the direct link between the object and the past.

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De passie van… Maarten Prak

On the 2nd of July, the notable and renowned Professor Maarten Prak ended his tenure at Utrecht University. For years, he has been committed to the meticulous study of history and high-quality education. We talked about Maarten Prak’s passion for the polder model during this interview. Moreover, we discussed its history and the effect of the phenomenon on contemporary society.

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