Publicatie: ‘De Universitaire campus’

Ruimtelijke transformaties van de Nederlandse universiteiten sedert 1945

Verschenen: De universitaire campus. Ruimtelijke transformaties van de Nederlandse universiteiten sedert 1945, onder redactie van Ab Flipse (universiteitshistoricus VU) en Abel Streefland (universiteitshistoricus TU Delft). De bundel bevat verschillende case studies over de bouwgeschiedenis en de ruimtelijke transformatie van de Nederlandse universiteiten sinds de Tweede Wereldoorlog.

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Radiointerviews over de geschiedenis van zoönosen en ‘social distancing’: Floor Haalboom en Rina Knoeff

Op zondag 12 april waren ons huidig bestuurslid Floor Haalboom en ons voormalig bestuurslid Rina Knoeff in de uitzending van Onvoltooid Verleden Tijd (OVT) op radio 1. In deze crisistijd van COVID-19 werden ze als experts geïnterviewd over de geschiedenis van zoönosen en ‘social distancing’.

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Introducing Floor Haalboom, ‘Spanish’ Flu and Army Horses

Gewina welcomes Floor Haalboom as our newest board member. She specialises in the modern history of (animal) medicine, One Health, public health, and intensive livestock farming. In addition, Haalboom is interested in environmental history, particularly agriculture and animal husbandry.

Haalboom’s PhD thesis is titled “Negotiating Zoonoses: Dealings with Infectious Diseases Shared by Humans and Livestock in The Netherlands (1898–2001)” (Utrecht, 2017). The current COVID-19 crisis only shows the urgency of her line of research.

In this blog you can find a radio interview with Floor about the ‘Spanish’ flu (in Dutch). Furthermore, we would like to draw your attention to Floor’s article on the same topic, published in our journal Studium (2014).

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Turriano ICOHTEC Prize

The Turriano ICOHTEC Prize is an Early Career Prize for Books on the history of technology, sponsored by the Juanelo Turriano Foundation and consists of 2,500 Euro. The prize-winning book will be presented and discussed at a special session of the next ICOHTEC symposium, in Eindhoven, The Netherlands, from 13-17 July 2020 ( An additional 500 Euro is available to the winner in support of travelling to the conference to receive the prize. ICOHTEC, the International Committee for the History of Technology, is interested in the history of technology, focusing on technological development as well as its relationship to science, society, economy, culture and the environment. The history of technology covers all periods of human history and all populated areas. There is no limitation as to theoretical or methodological approaches.

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