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idea #2 alumni magazine for humanities scholars

27 June 2023
idea is the alumni magazine from the Faculty of Humanities. Alumni end up in the most diverse places. Where? And in what roles? With interviews, columns, articles and images, we give the stories of today's humanities scholar a well-deserved stage.

“It is with great pleasure that I present the summer edition of our alumni magazine idea, a special edition in which scientists, PhD students, students and alumni present teaching and research activities of our faculty.”

Read the foreword by Mira Maletic, Managing Director of the Faculty of Humanities


Afelonne Doek studied History at VU Amsterdam and is general state archivist and general director of the National Archives in The Hague. "As a general state archivist, I stand for the right to government information for every citizen. Everything in the archives can be viewed under certain conditions. Almost nothing is secret." Read the interview with Afelonne Doek


Interpreters of time. “A good analysis guides the reader in knowledge and understanding, and is stimulating, insightful and enriching for both supporters and opponents of your idea. In providing context and reflection for interpreting time, my perspective on the past, present, and future isn't the only right one — and it doesn't have to be.” Read the column by Philosophy, Bioethics and Health alumna Shanti Bolt


Parallel to the wave of globalisation in the nineties, a similar movement emerged among historians to systematically interpret cross-border trends. What if you look at historical questions not within the framework of the nation, but across borders? Professor and historian Pál Nyíri likes to look at issues from an interdisciplinary perspective. Several examples of his approach are discussed in the interview


Mojdeh Feili is alumna English Literature in a Visual Culture, works as a programme producer, reviewer and writer, but is actually mainly a feminist who never walks around without a book in her bag and likes to give her opinion. In 9 images she shows her work week

There's more. Read alumni magazine idea, edition June 2023

idea is a semi-anually publication of the Faculty of Humanities. The next edition will be published in December 2023. See all editions of idea

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