High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands


High Road to Culture in Flanders and the Netherlands

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history Wieland De Hoon
8 min reading time

The Rise of the Citizen Historian

Universities are increasingly calling upon volunteer researchers or citizen historians for large-scale history projects. Do they close the gap between academia and society?

Tour of Flanders
Hallerbos De Stercke
society Derek Blyth
12 min reading time

Holy Halle!

On a visit to the Flemish city of Halle, Derek Blyth discovers a miraculous statue, a forgotten Flemish artist and an intriguing street art trail.

Calm Before the Storm
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arts Mahat Arab
2 min reading time

Mahat Arab: The men

Eighteen young writers from Flanders and the Netherlands have brought nineteenth-century artefacts from the Rijksmuseum to life. Mahat Arab wrote a poem in response to a figure called 'Two Fighting Knights'.

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literature Marie-José Klaver
11 min reading time

Young Readers Need New Heroes

The heroes of recent Dutch-language books for children and young adults act in groups, differ from the norm and are no longer all white. That’s a win, according to Professor Yra van Dijk and Lecturer Marie-José Klaver.

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