Review of Slavernij en de stad Utrecht by Nancy Jouwe, Matthijs Kuipers and Remco Raben: ‘De bundel is een startpunt, want er is nog veel werk te verrichten.’
In 2022, for the first time in Dutch history, there were as many female ministers as male ministers. A historical highlight. Unfortunately, women’s emancipation in politics does not end here. We still have a long way to go to really achieve gender equality in Dutch politics.
Clap skates: every skater is using them nowadays. But forty years ago, no one had heard of them. Initially, no top skater would dare to switch to this new type of skates. But after the success of one youth team, the biggest revolution in speed skating took place. And it all started with this one test model from Amsterdam.
In this De passie van…, Enno Maessen explains his passion for urban history and the diversity of Istanbul. The interview discusses where this love for urban history and Turkey originated from and explains the importance of the experience of space. Enno hopes to share his passion with students and colleagues alike. Hopefully, this De passie van… inspires you to delve a little deeper into the possible fields of exploration within urban history and Turkey.
In this Hoe geschiedenis jij? professor Renger de Bruin talks about historical research on a specific subject: the nobility. He does so by introducing his two current studies, one on the nobility in the province of Utrecht and the other on members of the Bailiwick of Utrecht of the Teutonic Order, between 1640 and the midpoint of the twentieth century. Renger touches on the different sources and research methods used, but also on the role and position of nobles through time.
Always follow the sources and never invent ‘information’. That’s what we, historians, are taught during our education. But recently my students and I have been making up stories. We have been ‘interviewing’ people from Utrecht who have been dead for quite a few years. By Geertje Dekkers
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.