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Manickam, Sandra Khor

Interactions between the older idea of race and biomedical research have been studied in the United States and Europe, highlighting the use of race to improve human health as well as the dangers ...

Damen, Mario

How did the interaction between prince, nobles and urban elites influence the construction, perception, and representation of a territory in the later Middle Ages? That is the main research quest...

House, Jim

This project’s intersecting research questions cover: internal migration and the colonial authorities’ response to urban growth in Algiers and Casablanca; everyday life in the shantytowns; gr...

Lavéant, Katell

What was the social role of joyful culture and its manifestations such as Carnival parades in sixteenth-century France? What cultural impact did the objects produced for such festivities have at ...

Braun, Lindsay Frederick

Who compiled authoritative knowledge about colonial spaces in southern Africa, and what did their networks of correspondents and informants look like?  How, and to what degree, did that same cur...

Boute, Bruno

This research project seeks to localise how plural concepts of knowledge were put to use in Roman censorship proceedings that sought to manage, and gave conversely new impulses to, Catholic plura...

Lehmbrock, Verena

Can we discard traditional conceptual dichotomies such as the opposition of mind and body altogether?

Dijksterhuis, Fokko Jan

How were artifacts and practices understood as sources of knowledge in the early modern period and how did this lay a basis of a concept of useful knowledge?

Hendriksen, Marieke

How did ideals of beauty and perfection shape hierarchies of academic and practical knowledge in the period 1750-1850?

Dreyfus, Jean-Marc

It is not known or remembered that European states after WWII set up search missions in order to recover the corpses of their nationals deported to Nazi concentration and death camps. My project ...

Klausen, Susanne

How important was the regulation of sexuality to the maintenance of white supremacy in South Africa during apartheid? What was the impact of the enforcement of legislation criminalizing inter-rac...

Mark, James

How did the end of European Empires shape the processes of Europeanisation in the second half of the twentieth and early twenty-first centuries? How were its dominant iterations– such as neolib...

Mrazek, Rudolf

Amir Sjarifoeddin had been considered, until 1947, next to Sukarno, the crucial figure of the Indonesian struggle for emancipation. After he became involved with the radical left of the Indonesia...

Scagliola, Stef

The project’s main question will be what structural comparative research teaches us about forms and scale of, the motives for and the conditions conducive to the use of (extreme) violence by Du...

Vince, Natalya

The project’s main question will be what structural comparative research teaches us about forms and scale of, the motives for and the conditions conducive to the use of (extreme) violence by Du...

Helmers, Helmer

How did diplomats in the past appeal to public opinion in order to achieve their political aims? And what role did the Dutch Republic play in the rise of public diplomacy?

Brocades Zaalberg, Thijs

The project’s main question will be what structural comparative research teaches us about forms and scale of, the motives for and the conditions conducive to the use of (extreme) violence...

Weerdt, Hilde De

In the medieval and early modern periods mirrors to princes, intended to teach princes how to become kings or emperors, became available in vernacular languages to audiences of merchants, the mil...

Colvin, Chris

Dutch interwar financial history is dominated by the gold standard. This fixed exchange rate system significantly constrained the ability of policymakers to deal with the consequences of the Grea...

Thomas, Martin

The project’s main question will be what structural comparative research teaches us about forms and scale of, the motives for and the conditions conducive to the use of (extreme) violence by Du...