Frans Camphuijsen wrote an introduction to a theme issue of the Open Library of Humanities Journal, titled: ‘New Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records’. This introduction, as well as all other articles, are publicly available. About the issue: “Records of crime and disputes offer us some of the most intriguing insights into the premodern past. … More New publication Frans Camphuijsen: “New Approaches to Late Medieval Court Records”
The Journal of Trust invited Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz to give them an idea of trust in premodern times and uses for the concept of “language of trust” that could be quite useful in contemporary trust research. It resulted in this article: ‘The concept of language of trust and trustworthiness: (Why) history matters’. Read the article here.
Mario Damen has been awarded a five month fellowship at the Netherlands Institute for Advanced Study in the Humanities and Social Sciences (NIAS) in 2021. NIAS fellowships are exempt from teaching and management duties, allowing them to concentrate on advanced research projects.
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
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
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
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
The Joust as Performance: Pas d’armes and Late Medieval Chivalry Rosalind Brown-Grant (University of Leeds, PI) and Mario Damen (University of Amsterdam Co-I) received an AHRC Research Networking Grant entitled The Joust as Performance: Pas d’armes and Late Medieval Chivalry. This project aims at stimulating and expanding co-operation between researchers in different European and American … More Rosalind Brown-Grant and Mario Damen receive AHRC Research Networking Grant for “The joust as performance”
Justyna’s summer had a great start this year: she was awarded the Humanities Education Award for her MA-course “Zorgen voor het zelf”. This award is an annual prize for inspiring and innovative BA and MA-course teachers. According to the jury: “The winning Master’s course Zorgen voor het zelf, taught by Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz, is remarkable because … More Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz receives Humanities Education Award
As of 9 October 2019, “Medieval Amsterdam” is live. Our main purpose with this web site is to provide a meeting place for everyone who is either officially or unofficially affiliated to the Amsterdam medieval research community. This includes both people from within and outside of the university walls. We aim to share research and … More We’re live!