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  • Cultural historian Dirk van Miert new director of Huygens ING Jun 29, 2021

    Dirk van Miert, Associate Professor of Early Modern Cultural History at Utrecht University, has been appointed the new director of the Huygens ING, an Academy research institute dedicated to the study of history and culture, effective 1 October. He succeeds Lex Heerma van Voss, who is retiring.

  • Diana Suhardiman appointed KITLV director Jun 17, 2021

    Diana Suhardiman, expert on land and water governance and Research Group Leader at the International Water Management Institute, has been appointed director of the KITLV/Royal Netherlands Institute of Southeast Asian and Caribbean Studies effective 1 January 2022. KITLV is part of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr Suhardiman succeeds Gert Oostindie, who became the institute’s director in 2001 and who is retiring at the end of this year.

  • Academy Institutes Research Fund awards funding for fifth time Jun 17, 2021

    Seven new research projects have been awarded a grant from the Academy Institutes Research Fund. These include projects on recording brain activity, the development of family structures in the twentieth century, visual memory of war and mass violence, making research data more readily available, the adaptability of plants and animals in the city, tracing types of cancer and making historical sources digitally available.

  • NWO Vidi grants to members the Young Academy and researcher International Institute of Social History Jun 14, 2021

    The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) announced the names of the researchers who have been awarded a Vidi grant under the 2020 round. Among the 78 Vidi laureates are two Young Academy members Tim Baarslag and Hilde Verbeek, and one Academy researcher: Pepijn Brandon of the International Institute of Social History.

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