27/11 Discussion: “Whose beer is this? or: The taste of Amsterdam”, Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

The latest yearbook of Amstelodamum is all about food cultures, and on the 27th of November Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz will be joining a Q&A with one of the journal’s editors to talk about beer import, production and consumption in medieval Amsterdam. All are welcome at the Stadsarchief from 12:30 onwards. The discussion will take place in … More 27/11 Discussion: “Whose beer is this? or: The taste of Amsterdam”, Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz

6/12 Book Launch: “The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts (c.1480-1650): Theology, Travel and Territoriality”, Marianne Ritsema Van Eck

On 6 December, Marianne Ritsema Van Eck will present her new book, titled: “The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts (c.1480-1650): Theology, Travel and Territoriality.” (Leiden: Brill, 2019) The presentation includes a panel discussion with Prof. Guy Geltner (UvA), Dr. Pietro Delcorno (RU), and Prof. Peter Hoppenbrouwers (Leiden), as well as a pop-up exhibition of … More 6/12 Book Launch: “The Holy Land in Observant Franciscan Texts (c.1480-1650): Theology, Travel and Territoriality”, Marianne Ritsema Van Eck

21/11 ACUH Seminar: “Town Halls in the Low Countries (c.1400-1500)” & “The Transformation of Granada into a Christian City (c.1500-1600)”, Nathan van Kleij & Gerard Wiegers

In this seminar, Nathan van Kleij and Gerard Wiegers will present their work in progress on medieval urban history. Town Halls and Urban Society in the Low Countries, c.1400-1500 (Nathan van Kleij) The Low Countries in the fourteenth and mainly fifteenth centuries saw the rise of the purpose built town hall and the operation of … More 21/11 ACUH Seminar: “Town Halls in the Low Countries (c.1400-1500)” & “The Transformation of Granada into a Christian City (c.1500-1600)”, Nathan van Kleij & Gerard Wiegers

19/11 ACUH Seminar: “How do bad institutions survive? European guilds c. 1000 – c. 1880”, Sheilagh Ogilvie

Institutions – the social and political “rules of the game” – are widely viewed as central to economic growth. But what kind of institution makes an economy work better for everyone, and what kind mainly serves the interests of privileged groups? In many European economies, guilds ruled crafts and trades from the Middle Ages to … More 19/11 ACUH Seminar: “How do bad institutions survive? European guilds c. 1000 – c. 1880”, Sheilagh Ogilvie