Research Profile

The historians in the Faculty of Arts focus on the key concepts of attribution of meaning, the formation of power, and globalization. Read more

Research portal

Learn more about our research programs and projects

The History Department of VU University Amsterdam is engaged in various research programs and projects. Information about these programs and projects is brought together on this website, the History Department’s research portal.

On this website you will find project descriptions, links to the homepages of project websites, Open Access publications and research outputs, and information about researchers.

This website is published under the responsibility of prof. dr. Susan Legêne and prof. dr. Karel Davids. The development of this website has been made possible by NWO (the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research).

Fields of research

Global History and Heritage in a Post-Colonial World (GHHPW) is the common denominator of many programs developed in the context of the History Departments two program lines that focus on Global History, and on Culture and Power. Most of these programs belong to VU’s interdisciplinary Research Institute for the Heritage and History of the Cultural Landscape and Urban Environment (CLUE).