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Welcome to the website of the study society of the Department of History at Utrecht University. Here, you can find everything you need to know about the Utrechtse Historische Studentenkring (UHSK), its activities, its history, its articles of association and all other relevant information. If you have an account, you can also gain access to our photo archive and minutes of the General Membership Meetings and steering group meetings. In certain weeks, it is also possible to order textbooks for a discount price! Click here to get an account.



Are you an international student and are you going to study in Utrecht? Great choice! You've probably heard about study associations somewhere during open days or in information you got as introduction to the university or your study. Most other countries don't really have something that equals teh Dutch version of 'study associations', so we have made a quick introduction for you! Click here to read it.


Do you like international relations and beer? Well then mark your calendars for the 16th of January, because that’s the day when Historicie Committee is hosting its super cool academic lecture event! 
There is going to be free beer and two lectures given by Utrecht University’s very own prof.dr.Jacco Pekelder and dr.Peter Malcontent on the topic of the history of international relations, especially for first year students considering the specialisation tracks of international relations will find this event not just fun, but also extremely insightful!

Event Details:
Location: UCU Campus, Kriekenpitplein 1, The Auditorium
Date: Monday 16/1/2017
Time: 19:30-21:30

19:30-19:40: Opening & Introduction
19:40-20:00: Lecture by prof.dr.Jacco Pekelder on what’s special about international relations in historical perspective.
20:00-20:30: Lecture by dr.Peter Malcontent on the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict as a case study of international relations in historical perspective in action.
20:30-21:00: Break with a lot of beer!
21:00-21:30: Moderated Q&A Session

Disclaimer: The spots are limited so if you are keen on participating please sign up in the UHSK chamber in order to confirm your attendance and reserve your spot as otherwise you might not able to attend the event if too many keen people show up. Also, please be on time or ideally 5 minutes early as once the lecture commences, no one will be permitted to enter the auditorium in order to avoid disturbances of the event.


Wednesday 7 December will be the launch of the first UHSK-Survey. Via e-mail we will send you a personalised link. It will take ten minutes of your time to fill out the survey and will contain questions about the committees, the General Meeting Counsil, activities and the board. The UHSK-Survey will be online for two weeks and we hope you will all fill it out.


Commissioned by the executive board of Utrecht University, the Utrechtse Historische Studentenkring annually organises a Holocaust memorial day. In 2017, this day will take place on the 20th of January in the Academy building of Utrecht University. The programme of the day will consist of four lectures and a discussion round. The overarching theme is the role that societal institutions (may) have played during the Holocaust. After an introductory lecture by prof. dr. Peter Romijn from the NIOD, three case studies will be explored; dr. Regina Grüter (NIOD) will speak about the Dutch Red Cross during the Second World War, legal philosopher dr. mr. Derk Venema (Radboud University Nijmgegen) will delve into Dutch legal institutions during World War Two, and prof. dr. Leen Dorsman will discuss Utrecht University during the Holocaust. Everybody is welcome, entrance is free, and lunch and drinks afterwards will be taken care of. Lectures will be held in English.

If you would like to visit this day, you can sign up by sending an e-mail to holocaustmemorialday@uhsk.nl.

09.30-10.00: entry with coffee and tea
10.00-10.15: opening by Utrecht University’s rector prof. dr. Bert van der Zwaan
10.15-10.30: Introduction by head of the day prof. dr. Johannes Houwink ten Cate
10.30-11.15: Lecture prof. dr. Peter Romijn
11.15-12.00: Lecture dr. Regina Grüter
12.00-13.00: Lunch
13.00-13.45: Lecture dr. mr. Derk Venema
13.45-14.30: Lecture prof. dr. Leen Dorsman
14.30-15.00: Discussion round
15.00-15.15: End of day programme
15.15-16.30: Drinks

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Naam: Bram Benthem


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Below is a list of the activities that the UHSK organises in the near future. This ranges from drinks, lectures, parties to excursions. For more information click on the event. For activities organised by external organisations: click here


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Drift 6

3512 BS Utrecht

Telephone: 030-2536449

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Telephone: 030-2536449
Email: info@uhsk.nl





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