Institute of Culture and History - ICH

Part of Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Part of Universiteit van Amsterdam
Address Spuistraat 210, 1012 VT Amsterdam
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Phone +31-20-5254433
Fax +31-20-5254692
Email icg-fgw -at- uva. nl
Mission The Institute of Culture and History (ICH) is one of the four research institutes at the Faculty of Humanities of the University of Amsterdam. The other two are: Institute for Cultural Analysis, The Amsterdam Center for Language and Communication and the Insitute for Logic, Language and Computation. ICH comprises the following disciplines: archaeology, history, art history, history of literature, film- and television studies, history of the book, musicology, theatre studies, theology and religious studies. The participation of the ICH in several national research schools, provides its members with opportunities to work with colleagues on a national and international scale. ICH focuses on the study of European culture from a historical perspective. As such it is different from the Institute for Cultural Analysis which deals primarily with the systematic interpretation of culture, studying historical objects only insofar they are relevant from a contemporary point of view. Research in the institute is divided into four clusters, each of which functions as a (disciplinary) programme: 1. archaeology; 2. history; 3. history of literature; 4. art history. In addition to the programmes there are two interdisciplinary projects that pervade the disciplinary clusters: 5.1 European/East-European Studies; 5.2 Golden Age. The two interdisciplinary projects accentuate research in the disciplinary clusters and are expected to contribute to a further development of the Institute's profile.


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