Recent News

Specialization Literature and Society: Dutch is being phased out

02-22-19

VU Amsterdam will not be able to offer the Bachelor’s degree programme specialization 'Literature and Society: Dutch' to new, incoming students from next academic year (2019-2020) onwards.

TERRANOVA: 15 PhD positions available!

02-18-19

Would you like to become part of a new generation of landscape managers? Would you like to be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of landscape history and management? Then, the TERRANOVA partners would like to hear from you. Apply for the position of PhD in one of our 15 research and training projects in Sweden, Norway, Denmark, Germany, France, Belgium and the Netherlands.

Famous philosopher Graham Priest gives lecture at VU Amsterdam - CANCELED!

02-12-19

Radical alternatives: Marxism and Buddhism

Heriland: 15 PhD positions available!

02-11-19

Would you like to become part of a new generation of cultural heritage managers? Would you like to be employed and trained as a PhD researcher and to work, with a prestigious European fellowship, in an international and multidisciplinary team of researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs in the field of cultural heritage?

VU New Year’s Gala 2019

12-17-18

For the first time, we will be awarding all teaching prizes at the same time during the VU New Year’s Gala.

Conference ‘The corrupt colony? Empire, colonialism and corruption: 1800-present’

12-09-18

Scandal, corruption, exploitation and abuse of power are related to the history of modern empire-building. In spite of some case-studies and general essays on corruption and imperialism, no entangled analysis exists of empire and corruption. This conference is an attempt to discuss the topic more systematically.

VU researcher and philosopher Catarina Dutilh Novaes appointed as URC professor

11-23-18

The Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (VU) will appoint Catarina Dutilh Novaes as Professor of Reasoning and Argumentation, and their History at the University Research Chair on 1 January 2019.

PPE, Griekse en Latijnse Taal en Cultuur en Philosophy Topopleiding 2019

11-15-18

In de Keuzegids Universiteiten 2019 krijgen zeven VU-bacheloropleidingen het kwaliteitszegel ‘Topopleiding’, twee meer dan vorig jaar. De VU stijgt hiermee naar de derde plek in de ranglijst van de zes klassieke universiteiten.

PAN-project nominated for the National Data Award

09-28-18

The Faculty of Humanities’ PAN-project (Portable Antiquities of the Netherlands) is nominated for the Dutch Data Award 2018

Nominated: Treasures in Trusted Hands

09-24-18

"Treasures in Trusted Hands – Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects" (2016) by Jos van Beurden is one of the three dissertations nominated for the Boekman Dissertation-price for art, culture and policy. The winner will be announced during a symposium at Radboud University on October 30 next. There were 74 entries.

Interactive masterclass with Gerrit Zalm for PPE students

09-21-18

Gerrit Zalm is a VU-alumnus, former VU professor in economic governmental policy, Dutch Deputy Prime Minister, Minister of Economic Affairs, Minister of Finance, Director at ABN AMRO and later CEO and Chairman at ABN AMRO Group until his retirement a year ago.

Call for papers: 'Conference The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art, 1550-1815'

09-19-18

The conference The Artistic Taste of Nations: Contesting Geographies of European Art, 1550-1815 will be held on 13 and 14 June 2019 at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Researchers are invited to submit papers scrutinizing the impact of the early modern notion of ‘school’ on the emergence of a geographical understanding of the visual arts in Europe.

VU historians Inger Leemans and Ronald Kroeze receive NWO Internationalisation grant of 50,000 euro

07-18-18

For their research project Banking on Financial History

Microplastics Event: Invisible Invaders

06-12-18

Microplastics are everywhere. At this interdisciplinary event, we will examine the issue of ‘invisible invaders’ from multiple perspectives

Manon Parry appointed Professor of Medical History

06-06-18

As of the 1st of May 2018 Manon Parry is named professor by special appointment at the Faculty of Humanities