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We highlight the current projects and finished projects since 2014.

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  • Current projects

    The aim and concept of the Java Railway Station Architecture period 1867-1942 Read more

    The Artistic Taste of Nations Art Collecting, School Classification and Identity Formation in Western Europe, 1600-1800
    Museums of early modern art – such as the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, the Gemaeldegalerie in Dresden or the Louvre in Paris – are often characterized by a national display of art works. However, due to the effects of globalization such displays are now confirmed or transgressed to show not only that art emerged in a variety of artistic schools, but also that it appealed and still appeals to a range of regional, national or international communities. Read more   

    Colonial Normativity - Corruption and difference in colonial and postcolonial histories of empire and nations: and entangled history of the Netherlands and Indonesia 1870s-2010s Read more 

    Control Copy: Commodification of the Digital Artwork
    The main objective of the research is to interrogate the interrelations between the commodity character, value, and reproducibility of these artworks. How do these digital artworks critique these relations, and to what extent are they simultaneously formed by them? Read more

    Coping with drought. An environmental history of drinking water and climate adaptation in the Netherlands Keywords: climate, drought, societal resilience, drinking water culture. Read more 

    Chronicling novelty. New knowledge in the Netherlands, 1500-1850 Read more 

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    Dutch Bible Belt
    This network intends to facilitate contacts, research and education in studying the culture, history and significance of a specific group of conservative Calvinist Protestants in the Netherlands. 

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    The Epistemic Responsibilities of the University
    This project aims to contribute to the future of universities by revisiting and updating their uniquely important mission and responsibilities. Read more

    Engaged Women in Decolonization and the Cold War Indonesia: Mobility, Citizenship and Socio-Political Encounters, 1940s-1980s Read More  

    Exploded View
    Artistic Research on Landscapes in Transition. Read more 

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    Fair for All: Making Room for Fairness in the Globalised Economy Read more 

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    Germans as enemy citizens  Read more 

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    Hericoast Interreg Europe
    Europe’s maritime & fluvial regions exist in great diversity, yet show parallels in spatial & political challenges. Read more 

    HERILAND
    HERILAND is a pan-European research and training network on cultural heritage in relation to Spatial Planning and Design. Read more   

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    De impact van online strijd: gebruik en implicaties van politieke conflicten in een digitaal Medialandschap [in Dutch] Read more https://clue.vu.nl/en/projects/de-impact-van-online-strijd/index.aspx  

    Imperial places. Built manifestations of a European imperial culture, 1815-1945 Read more 

    In Search of Scents Lost
    The project investigates the role of olfaction during the avant-garde, chronologically and geographically stretching from 1913 (first futurist manifesto on smell) to 1959 (final surrealist exhibition featuring a perfume). Read more

    International Association of Landscape Archaeology
    International Association of Landscape Archaeology is an association under formation aiming at promoting interdisciplinary research in the field of landscape archaeology. Read more 

    International Network Hegel's Relevance [in German] Read more 

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    Keeping up appearances. Renovation and demolition in the urban network of Holland in the long eighteenth century (1670-1830)
    The research project will focus on this still scarcely researched transformation and demolition of the private building stock in the long eighteenth century, based on a comparative analysis of the seven most important shrinking towns in the urban network of Holland: Leiden, Haarlem, Delft, Gouda, Hoorn, Enkhuizen and Alkmaar. Read more 

    Knowledge, belief and normativity
    The project investigates two related normative philosophical questions, (1) what is the value of knowledge? and (2) are human beings responsible for what they believe, and if so in what sense?
    Prof. Dr. R. van Woudenberg, e-mail: r.van.woudenberg@vu.nl

    Knowledgeable Democracy: A Social-Epistemological Inquiry
    The aim of this project is to evaluate and improve the knowledge-producing potential of liberal democracy. Read more   

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    Leven en werk van Jan Lever (1922-2010) Read more 

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    Mapping Slavery Read more

    The Mediation of Critique: Polar Strategies of Mediation in the Exhibition of Contemporary Art in the Low Countries, 1982-1997
    The aim of this research is to reveal critical insights about the nature of mediation – as a function of both the curator and the artist. Read more  

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    NICAS Read more  

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    Perspective and Perception
    The project examines how various perspectives used in interactive digital environments influence our perception. Read more 

    The Polder Model: Participation and representation in Dutch water management 1500-1900
    The project investigates the idea of the polder model. Read more 

    PAN: Portable Antiquities of the Netherlands
    The aim of PAN is to document and publish finds of archaeological interest, mainly those of metal, found by members of the general public and in private collections. By publishing the collections online, the objects and their find locations are made available for heritage purposes, academic research, museums, and members of the general public to enjoy. Read more 

    Pressing Matter: Ownership, Value and the Question of Colonial Heritage in Museums  Read more 

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    The Social Epistemology of Argumentation Read more 

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    TERRANOVA
    TERRANOVA is a new Research Fellowship Programme funded by the European Commission that learns from landscapes with past energy regimes to design new landscapes in the low carbon society. Read more 

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    Unhinging the National Framework: Platform for the Study of Life-Writing and Transnationalism
    The international expert group “Unhinging the National Framework: Platform for the Study of Life-Writing and Transnationalism” investigates the lives of men and women whose life-work, including the building of socio-cultural and professional networks, questioned and transgressed the national boundaries that existed or emerged during the twentieth century. Read more 

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    De wortels van salafistische koranuitleg: het korancommentaar van al-Qasimi Read more 

  • Finished projects since 2014

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    Agora: Creating the Historic Fabric for and Providing Web-enabled Access to Objects in Dynamic Historical Sequences.
    NWO-research project on digitally mediated public history and museum collections.
    Prof. Dr. Susan Legêne, e-mail: s.legene@vu.nl  

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    Bridging Gaps Read more

    Buried Landscapes of War: The Archaeology and heritage of World War II in The Netherlands
    The principle aim of the project is to retrieve, assess and interpret the archaeological information and material gathered on conflict sites in the Netherlands. Read more

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    Crossing Borders: Interreligious Ritual Sharing as a Challenge to the Theology of Interreligious Dialogue Read more

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    Early magmatic processes on Mars Read more

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    Inventory in the Netherlands of Stakeholders’ Practices and Initiatives on Research integrity to set an Example Read more

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    Kinds and degrees of understanding: The interplay between scientific expertise and everyday understanding
    The project addresses questions regarding degrees and kinds of understanding, with a focus on the relations between scientific understanding and understanding in other domains. Read more  

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    Mapping Hiding Places 
    The project and the Working Group on Hiding Histories is an initiative making an inventory and database of locations where Jews were in hiding during the Holocaust, in order to enable a historical analysis of relevant networks and patterns. Read more

    Monasticon Trajectense
    An annotated repository of all the monasteries in the medieval bishopric of Utrecht which at any time in their existence followed the third rule of St Francis.
    Prof. Dr. Koen Goudriaan, e-mail: k.goudriaan@vu.nl.

    Monuments of Mosul in Danger: The Christian Churches and Monasteries Read more

    Multiple religious belonging: hermeneutical and empirical explorations of hybrid religiosity Read more

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    Paying for All the King’s Horses and All the King’s Men – A Fiscal History of the Achaemenid Empire
    The aim of the project is to achieve a new understanding of taxation, administration and the spending pattern of the Persian Empire. Read more

    The Plakari Archaeological Project
    The Plakari Archaeological Project has two main aims: to understand the nature of the human occupation of the Plakari hill top and its direct environs, and to investigate how in various periods Plakari functioned within its wider geographical setting. Read more

    From Protohistory to History: Social change in Southern Italy at the dawn of the Classical world
    Prof. Dr. Gert-Jan Burgers, e-mail: g.l.m.burgers@vu.nl

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    Slaves, commodities and logistics. The direct and indirect, the immediate and long-term impact of 18th-century Dutch-Republic slave-based activities Read more

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    Tiel-Medel as key site for innovative research into migration and ethnogenesis in the Roman Northwest frontier Read more

    Travelling translator. Rosey Pool (1905-1971) a Dutch cultural mobiliser in the ‘transatlantic century’ Read more

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    The United States of Indonesia, 1941-1950. Rise and fall of a federal state
    This is an international comparative research project on the various interests and rationales during the decolonization struggle within and outside of Indonesia with respect to the formation of a federal Indonesian state that would maintain its bonds with the Netherlands. Read more

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    Verbal Valence in the Dead Sea Scrolls: Syntactic Variation and Linguistic Change Read more

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    Worlding Public Cultures: The Arts and Social Innovation Read more