Sailors, explorers, Indian chiefs and slaves: we know them as heroes, villains and dimwits. But why are they depicted that way? Joanne van der Woude (Rosalind Franklin Fellow) has been awarded a Vidi grant to study what the political use of heroes is and how heroes are portrayed in early American English, Spanish and Nahuatl poetry.
The weekly online video magazine Unifocus highlights topics related to the University of Groningen in the fields of research and society, student life, teaching, policy and internationalization.
Zito Ysenbaert is the first winner of the Gerrit Krol Award, the University of Groningen (UG) essay competition.
Before we met, historian and philosopher Philipp Blom was told that he would be interviewed about his work and mission. Work okay, but a mission? ‘I don’t have one,’ says Philipp Blom on the phone from Vienna in fluent Dutch. ‘I’m curious and I like...
Journalist and TV producer Ad van Liempt describes in his biography how Albert Gemmeker, commander of Westerbork camp during the war, got away with his actions, but lived in fear of new punishment every day for years in Germany.