“It is a widespread belief that it was very easy to make money during the Golden Age, and to stay rich,” economic historian Oscar Gelderblom explains at the launch of the English version of the Game of the Golden Age . “But in fact, it was not.”
In a seminar on 20 June, current P.R.I.M.E. Finance Fellow, Cally Jordan, will argue that the formal regulation of financial markets is supported by a body of strong and persistent lex mercatoria, a rarely acknowledged but powerful undercurrent in finance.
Robert Erdmann is working on image processing of paintings by artist Jheronimus Bosch. He developed a website which reveals Bosch's paintings in intimate detail using new synced viewer technology.
How to assess the impact of overseas enterprises on the Dutch Republic, and vice-versa? This is one of the issues discussed in a seminar on 13 June, held by the Theme Group "Dutch Atlantic Connections".
Economic historians Oscar Gelderblom and Joost Jonker launch the English version of their Game of the Golden Age at NIAS on Thursday, 6 June 2013.
The "Terrorscapes" Theme Group, at NIAS during the first semester, has been awarded the Euromediterranean Prize for the moral and social value of their research in collective historical traumas.
In a seminar on 5 June, the Theme Group "European Elections and Public Cynicism" will present the results of their work at NIAS.
NIAS will relocate to Amsterdam retaining autonomy and identity, as part of the plans of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW) to establish a Humanities Center in Amsterdam.
How can we distinguish good schools from bad schools? And how do educational systems differ between countries? Sociologist Herman van de Werfhorst will answer these questions in a seminar on 23 May.
In a seminar on 28 May, two of our fellows, political scientist Mohammad Mojahedi and religion scholar Arie Molendijk, will discuss whether the concept of religious political violence has any value.