In the vaults of the University Library of the University of Groningen are thousands of manuscripts, atlases, letters, maps and other valuable historical material. These are all exceptional, old pieces which everyday visitors never see and that only leave the vault from time to time for research purposes. One of the exceptional pieces is the oldest map ever printed in the Netherlands, dating from 1514.
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.