Prof. Unger trained in economic history. He retired from teaching at the University of British Columbia in 2010. He continues to publish on Dutch maritime history, the brewing industry in the Low Countries and in Europe from the Middle Ages to the nineteenth century and, most recently, on energy use in Canada in the last two centuries.
While back at NIAS this summer Richard is going to take advantage of the specialist libraries here as he gets to work on writing a new book, and makes contact with potential co-authors to plan publications.
NIAS Fellows Association
Joining the NIAS Fellows Association (NFA) is a great way to continue your journey as part of the wider NIAS Community.
The NFA is an alumni network of over 1300 former fellows from 50 years of NIAS history as an Institute for Advanced Study. It provides a forum to maintain and deepen the connection within each year group and also provides a mechanism to allow fellows from across year groups to get in contact with each other.
The Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study is an intellectual haven for international researchers, writers, journalists and artists to pursue their research or projects, to work in an interdisciplinary environment and to share their knowledge with society.
Every year it offers a diverse year-group of about 50 NIAS Fellows the opportunity to devote themselves to an independent research project. NIAS is the oldest Institute for Advanced Study in Europe whose founding mission is to foster curiosity-driven research. It is an institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) and is located in Amsterdam.