• VU Faculty of Humanities, Dept. of Art & Culture, History, Antiquity, De Boelelaan 1105 14th floor

    1081 HV Amsterdam

    Netherlands

1981 …2017

Personal profile

Personal information

Susan Legêne,

Hoogleraar Politieke Geschiedenis / Professor of Political History

Onderwijs- en onderzoeksfocus

  • Contemporaine geschiedenis, kolonialisme en dekolonisatie in vergelijkend perspectief, imperialisme en postkoloniale natievorming
  • Migratiegeschiedenis, diaspora
  • Politieke praktijken rond cultureel erfgoed en culturele instellingen - Unescobeleid
  • Geschiedschrijving: de betekenis van materiële cultuur, beeldmateriaal  en immaterieel erfgoed
  • Ontwikkelingen met betrekking tot e-humanities

Research interests

  • Contemporary history, colonialism, imperialism and decolonisation in comparative perspective, nation building
  • Migration histories, diaspora,
  • Cultural heritage, cultural institutions and political practices, UNESCO policies
  • Historiography: the meaning and value of material culture, visual sources and intangible heritage for historical research; ICT and history
  • Developments in e-humanities

 

Research

Current and recent research projects

  • Uitsluitingsmechanismes van mensen van Afrikaanse afkomst in Nederland: wat is erover bekend? / On mechanisms of exclusion of people of African descent in the Netherlands
    Literature review in the context of the UN-Decade for people of African Descent, for Ministry of Social Affairs and Employment (2017). Researcher: Artwell Cain.

  • Framing Prostitution/Prostitutie geëxposeerd
    Research project Amsterdam Museum/VU. NWO National Knowledge Agenda for Museums (2015-2017) See: Framing Prostitution blogs by researcher Annemarie de Wildt

  • BiographyNET - From the Biography Portal of the Netherlands to a Virtual Society of People Past and Present.
    Research project The Netherlands E-science Centre/VU/Huygens ING Instituut. (October 2012-2016)

  • Sites, Bodies and Stories - The dynamics of heritage formation in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia and the Netherlands.
    International NWO Research project Cultural Dynamics programme (2008-2013)

  • Agora: Creating the Historic Fabric for and Providing Web-enabled Access to Objects in Dynamic Historical Sequences.
    NWO-CATCH research project, with Computer Science (Faculteit der Exacte Wetenschappen) (2009-2013).

  • Unesco working group on culture, education and media in postconflict and postdisaster situaties & CRISP: Creative Industries and Sustainable Heritage Protection (2010-2013). 

  • PhotoCLEC - Photographs, Colonial Legacy and Museums in Contemporary European Culture
    (2010-jan. 2012). HERA JRP (UK, Norway, the Netherlands)

  • The future of the World Heritage Convention
    Policy research for Ministry of Education, Culture, Science (2010- juni 2012).

 

Research

Other research collaboration

 

 

Teaching

Bachelor programme

  • BA Contemporaine geschiedenis, afstudeerrichting Politieke Geschiedenis en Cultuurgeschiedenis / Contemporary History, track Political and Cultural History
  • BA-specialisation Geschiedenis en Erfgoed / History and Heritage
  • BA-minor course module Decolonizing Europe
  • BA-scripties, stages; BA theses, internships

Master and Research Master programme

  • MA introductory course History programme
  • MA specialisation course Politiek en Soevereiniteit (Politics and Sovereignty; course in Dutch)
  • MA scripties/theses, tutorials, stages/internships
  • Research-master programme joint core course on historiography, heritage and the nation, for researchmaster students and PhD candidates
  • Researchmaster theses
  • Amsterdam Summerschool course Decolonizing Europe: Summercourse Decolonizing Europe

 

Teaching

Research

Ancillary activities

  • Vereniging KITLV | Leiden | Voorzitter | 2012-07-01
  • Nationale Unesco Commissie | Den Haag | Member working group Cultural Conventions | 2014-01-01
  • KITLV (KNAW) | Leiden | Member scientific advisory board | 2014-01-29
  • Koninklijk Historisch Genootschap | Den Haag | Chair | 2014-01-29
  • NIOD (KNAW) | Amsterdam | Member scientific advisory board | 2014-01-29
  • Academic Advisory BoardResearch Centre for Material Culture | Leiden | Adviseur | 2016-02-01

Last mutation Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2017-03-06)

Research Output 1981 2017

Van geschiedenis naar praktijk - maar hoe?

Kamp, J. M., Legêne, S., van Rossum, M. & Rümke, S. 2017 In : Tijdschrift voor Geschiedenis. 130, 2, p. 273-276 4 p.

Research output: ProfessionalArticle

Geschiedenis schrijven! Wegwijzer voor historici

Kamp, J. M., Legene, S., van Rossum, M. & Rümke, S. 2016 Amsterdam: Amsterdam University Press. 181 p.

Research output: ProfessionalBook