Research themes

Landscape and heritage

This theme aims to investigate historical and heritage landscapes, in their own right as well as in relation to present-day society and its social, economic and environmental concerns.

Global history, heritage and memory

This theme is concerned with the question how big social changes are translated in heritage and memory.

Paradigms of creativity

This theme centres on the question how cultural production and exchange have developed in the last centuries in a context of 'creativity'.

Knowledge formation and its history

This theme discusses the components at stake in the formation of knowledge and its history.

Text, Culture, Religion and Heritage

This program focusses on research into the dynamics between culture and religion in past and present society.