Huizinga Institute

The Huizinga Institute is the national Dutch research network for Cultural History. It was founded in 1995, and has flourished as a forum for the debate and exchange of scholarly views in the field, also functioning as the principal Dutch provider of excellent, cutting-edge coursework and education for research students and PhD candidates in this field. The Institute takes its name from one of the founders of cultural history: Johan Huizinga, with for example his The Waning of the Middle Ages.

Cultural history is a broad, inclusive and dynamic discipline, taking up new specialisms all the time. The Institute encourages the study of culture in its historical manifestations and dynamics, and from a variety of mutually complementary perspectives; the main premises are historicity and interdisciplinarity.


Scientific director

Prof. Michael Wintle


167 senior staff members, 12 postdocs, 54 PhD candidates


Kloveniersburgwal 48, room F1.01C
1012 CX  Amsterdam
T: +31(0)20 525 4433

Participating universities

University of Amsterdam, Utrecht University, Radboud University Nijmegen, Erasmus University Rotterdam, Leiden University, Maastricht University, University of Twente, Open University, VU University Amsterdam

Published by  University of Amsterdam

13 December 2016