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Thuis. Over verbondenheid en verlangen

Out Now: Literary Publication on Belonging

NIAS' first literary publication in Dutch, "Thuis, Een bloemlezing over verbondenheid" has been published on 8 December, and is available in book stores, as well as through the institute for a special rate of 10 euro.

Special Offer

If you got here on this page, we consider you a friend of NIAS. Especially for our friends, we offer the book at a reduced rate of 10 euro (excl. shipping costs). Send us an email with

  • the number the number of copies you would like to receive
  • your first and last name
  • your postal address

You will receive an invoice. The book(s) will be sent after NIAS has received your payment.

About the Book

Feeling at home – a warm sentiment that is often referred to by politicians, care providers and marketers. But what exactly does it mean, and is it losing its appeal now that the pandemic is keeping many people at home? In the Dutch literary collection “At home – An anthology about connectedness” thirteen renowned authors reflect on what it means to feel at home. With contributions from Tommy Wieringa, Jannah Loontjens, Lieve Joris and Kees ‘t Hart, among others.

In a rich collection of personal stories, poems, sonnets and essays, thirteen special Dutch and Flemish writers examine the feeling of belonging. Together they succeed in depicting the many contradictions of ‘home’. Because where there is a feeling of home, there is also a lack of it or the longing for other places, people and times.

The contributions, written especially for this collection, come from Matthijs van Boxsel, Maria van Daalen, Hélène Gelèns, Kees ‘t Hart, Atte Jongstra, Lieve Joris, Jannah Loontjens, Marcel Möring, Hagar Peeters, Aleid Truijens, Henk van der Waal and Christian Weijts. The foreword is by Tommy Wieringa.

In recent decades, each of these writers has worked as a writer-in-residence at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study (NIAS), which is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year. With this Dutch-language literary publication, a first for the research institute, NIAS pays tribute to the imagination, essential for both literature and groundbreaking science.

Get Thuis at Home

Thuis. Een bloemlezing over verbondenheid
Tommy Wieringa; Matthijs van Boxsel ; Maria van Daalen; Hélène Gelèns; Atte Jongstra; Lieve Joris; Jannah Loontjens; Marcel Möring; Hagar Peeters; Aleid Truijens; Henk van der Waal; Christiaan Weijts; Kees ‘t Hart
Uitgeverij HetMoet
ISBN 9789083131641
90 pp.

The book is in book stores now, including at Athenaeum Bookstores.

This publication is made possible by the Dutch Foundation for Literature, the Royal Netherlands Academy for Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and  Uitgeverij HetMoet.

De boekpresentatie met optredens van Tommy Wieringa, Hélène Gelèns, Christiaan Weijts en Jannah Loontjens

About NIAS

NIAS is an intellectual haven stimulating interdisciplinary and curiosity-driven research in the social sciences and humanities. NIAS offers temporary fellowships to academics, journalists, artists and writers, who come together in an environment of collective learning. Founded in 1971, it is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe. Over the years, not only Dutch-speaking but also foreign writers such as Olga Tokarczuk, David Mitchell and Ghayath Almadhoun have been associated with the institute.