Posthumus Conference 2024 (Leeuwarden, 23-24 May)

Programme (preliminary)

Please note this is a preliminary schedule and may be subject to change. All conference rooms are at

Campus Fryslân, Wirdumerdijk 34, Leeuwarden

Thursday 23 May
11:30-13:00 Arrival, registration, lunch
Room 0239
13:00-14:00 Opening and welcome on behalf of the Fryske Akademy

Introduction by Professor Ewout Frankema (Wageningen UR), chair General Board N.W. Posthumus Institute

Keynote lecture by Professor Nikolaus Wolf

Co-refererate by Professor Marijn Molema (Professor (by special appointment) Regional Vitality & Dynamics on behalf of Planbureau Fryslân, University of Groningen)

(Auditorium 0112)

14:00-15:30 PhD sessions 1A, 1B
(Schuurman Zaal 0122, Living Lab 0134)
15:30-16:00 Coffee/tea break
(Room 0239)
16:00-17:30 Network sessions

N1: Research Network ‘Life-courses, Family, and Labour’
(Schuurman Zaal 0122)

N2: Research Network ‘Economy and Society of the Pre-industrial Low Countries in Comparative Perspective’
(Living Lab 0134)

N3: Research Network ‘Inclusion, Exclusion, and Mobility’
(Eyse Eysinga zaal 0232-2036)

18:00-23:00 Conference dinner and diploma ceremony
Restaurant De Koperen Tuin, Prinsenhof 1
Friday 24 May
9:00-9:30 Arrival, late registration
Campus Fryslân, Wirdumerdijk 34, Room 0239
9:30-11:00 Parallel PhD sessions 2A, 2B
(Schuurman Zaal 0122, Living Lab 0134)
11:00-11:30 Coffee/tea break
(Room 0239)
11:30-13:00 Network sessions

N4: Research Network ‘Routes and Roots in Colonial and Global History’
(Schuurman Zaal 0122)

N5: Research Network ‘Societies in Context: Interactions between humans and rural-urban environments’
(Living Lab 0134)

N6: Research Network ‘Globalisation, Inequality and Sustainability in Long-Term Perspective’
(Eyse Eysinga zaal 0232-2036)

13:00-14:00 Lunch, including Network Lunches
(Room 0239)
14:00-15:30 Parallel PhD sessions 3A, 3B
(Schuurman Zaal 0122, Living Lab 0134)
15:45-17:30 Informal drinks
Café De Bak, Blokhuispoort, Blokhuisplein 40
Guided tour Blokhuispoort (max. 20 participants, starts at 15:45)
Blokhuispoort, Blokhuisplein 40