Starting in the june/july edition, the Dutch Review of Books (Nederlandse Boekengids) publishes the NIAS-Wesseling series. In this series, former fellow Lukas M. Verburgt interviews prominent historians to explore their visions on the role of history in the present. Why and how do they study the past? What kind of historical knowledge are they after? And what makes it relevant? In which ways does it help us understanding the present and imagine alternative futures?
This series of interviews is named after Henk Wesseling (1937-2018), historian and NIAS Director from 1995-2002.
The Dawn of Everything
In the first article Verburgt interviews David Wengrow about his and David Greaber’s publication The Dawn of Everything. A New History of Humanity (Maven 2022). The interview called Something is rotten, in big history can be found online or in the printed edition of the Dutch Review of Books. Please note: this article written and published in Dutch.
For more information about the first interview, please visit the website of the Dutch Review of Books.
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