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

    1081 HV Amsterdam

    Netherlands

1981 …2019
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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 - present
  • Nationale Unesco Commissie | Den Haag | Member working group Cultural Conventions | 2014-01-01 - present
  • KITLV (KNAW) | Leiden | Member scientific advisory board | 2014-01-29 - present
  • Koninklijk Historisch Genootschap | Den Haag | Chair | 2014-01-29 - present
  • NIOD (KNAW) | Amsterdam | Member scientific advisory board | 2014-01-29 - present
  • Academic Advisory BoardResearch Centre for Material Culture | Leiden | Adviseur | 2016-02-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Netherlands Social Sciences
citizenship Social Sciences
UNESCO Social Sciences
hermeneutics Social Sciences
photography Social Sciences
Afghanistan Social Sciences
cultural heritage Social Sciences
non-governmental organization Social Sciences

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Research Output 1981 2019

Itineraries: A return to the archives of the South African truth commission and the limits of counter-revolutionary warfare

Rousseau, N., 2019, 374 p.

Research output: PhD ThesisPhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VUAcademic

Open Access
File

BiographyNet: Extracting Relations Between People and Events

Fokkens, A., Braake, S. T., Ockeloen, N., Vossen, P., Legêne, S., Schreiber, G. & Boer, V. D., 2018, In : Computing Research Repository. abs/1801.07073

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
File

Het engagement van Lucebert: Archief, Het voetspoor van Indische boeken, Poëzie

Legêne, S., 18 May 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Open Access
Poetry
Poem
Indonesia
Fiction
Blogs

Kasteeltijd: De geschiedenis van nu en het historiseren van traditie (longread)

Legêne, S., 3 May 2018

Research output: Online publication or Non-textual formOnline publication or WebsiteProfessional

Open Access
Historian
History of the Present
Public Debate
Royal Historical Society

Activities 2004 2018

An archipelago of critical thought and radical action

S. Legene (Speaker)
8 Oct 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

File

Een avond met Nicolaas Jouwe - Inleiding

S. Legene (Speaker)
18 Sep 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

File

Geschiedenis in de politiek: historische kritiek als tweede natuur

S. Legene (Speaker)
16 Jun 2018

Activity: Lecture / PresentationProfessional

File

Historicidagen 2017

Marieke Oprel (Organiser), Susan Legêne (Chair)
25 Aug 2017

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventWorkshopAcademic

Prizes

DIVE+: Explorative Search for Digital Humanities

V. de Boer (Recipient), O.A. Inel (Recipient), L.M. Aroyo (Recipient), C. van den Akker (Recipient), S. Legene (Recipient), C. Martinez-Ortiz (Recipient), W. Helmich (Recipient), Berber Hagendoorn (Recipient), S.C. Sauer (Recipient), Jaap Blom (Recipient), L.M. Melgar Estrada (Recipient) & J. Oomen (Recipient), 2017

PrizeAcademic

Press / Media

Laat historici ontvankelijker worden voor afwijkende perspectieven

S. Legene

4/10/18

1 media contribution

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities