About the Society

The Society for the History of the Humanities promotes the study of the history of humanistic disciplines including, but not limited to, archaeology, art history, historiography, linguistics, literary studies, musicology, philology, and media studies.

The aims of the Society are to connect experts in the history of these fields and to stimulate research into the earliest developments of the humanities across time and place, their formation into university disciplines, their continuous unfolding in the present day, as well as their relation to the sciences and society.

The central activity of the Society is the publication of the journal History of Humanities and the organization of its annual meeting The Making of the Humanities conference.

For further details, see also A New Field: History of Humanities.

International Board:

Rens Bod (U. of Amsterdam, President)

Christopher Celenza (JHU, Baltimore)

Hent de Vries (JHU, Baltimore)

Julia Kursell (U. of Amsterdam)

Fenrong Liu (Tsinghua University)

Jaap Maat (U. of Amsterdam)

Helen Small (U. of Oxford)

Thijs Weststeijn (U. of Utrecht)

Executive Officer and Website:

Bart Karstens (U. of Amsterdam), contact via historyhumanities@gmail.com

Contact details:

Chamber of Commerce (KvK)-number: 65957830.

Address: University of Amsterdam, Oude Turfmarkt 141, 1012 GC Amsterdam
Phone: +31 20 525 4536
Email: historyhumanities@gmail.com

Giving to the Society: 

To Donate

Donations can be transferred to:
‘Stichting History of Humanities’ with location ‘Amsterdam’
Swift: INGBNL2A
IBAN: NL98INGB0007324957
To give by check, please contact us via historyhumanities@gmail.com.

Your Gifts

Your tax-deductible gift will benefit the Society in many ways. Gifts are used to support the executive office, the website, the organisation of The Making of the Humanities conferences and annual prizes, such as the Graduate Student Paper Award. If you would like to direct your gift for a special purpose, please contact us via historyhumanities@gmail.com.