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.
Video games are a huge business, and historical video games are extremely popular to the extent they outperform blockbuster movies in sales. In this article, Corine Gerritsen and Omar Bugter discuss what a historian can do with video games. Games are often regarded as ahistorical, but whilst recognizing that they cannot approach an academic work, […]