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