CLUES is an international scientific series covering PhD studies, scientific reports of contract research, conference proceedings, etc., in the fields of culture, history and heritage which have been written by, or were performed under the supervision of members of the research institute CLUE+.
However, relevant studies carried out by other organisations appealing to a broadly interested readership in culture, history and heritage are also invited to submit their manuscripts to the series. All manuscripts to be submitted are expected to be of the highest scientific standards and to present data of international relevance.
A main topic of research that will be covered by the series is how cultural production and exchange have developed in the last centuries in a context of the notion of creativity. The editorial board also looks forward to studies that deal with knowledge formation and its history with the interdisciplinary approach of the formation of normative orders as a leading question. A third topic is global history, heritage and landscapes, including history and heritage of the (post)colonial world, cultures and sacral geographies of religious groups as well as landscapes and memories of terror and violence. The fourth topic is landscape and heritage. Studies that concentrate on the identity of the Mediterranean world and the long-term development of European cities and landscapes are highly welcomed. In addition to these main topics studies on the economic and societal value of culture, history and heritage, the application of the digital humanities, religious studies as well as studies on the developing field of environmental humanities will be accepted.
Contributions should be written in English. Manuscripts in other languages will be accepted only as an exception.
Editorial Board CLUES
Prof. Dr. G.J. Burgers
Prof. Dr. C.A. Davids
Prof. Dr. W. Goris
Prof. Dr. H. Kars
Prof. Dr. K. Kwastek
R.A.E. Hermans MA (Editorial Coordinator)
VU University Amsterdam
Faculty of Humanities
De Boelelaan 1105
1081 HV Amsterdam
Contactperson: Rita Hermans ()
CLUES latest volumes
Treasures in Trusted Hands
Negotiating the Future of Colonial Cultural Objects
Jos van Beurden | 2017
This pioneering study charts the one-way traffic of cultural and historical objects during five centuries of European colonialism. It presents abundant examples of disappeared colonial objects and systematises these into war booty, confiscations by missionaries…
Interdisciplinarity between Humanities and Science
A Festschrift in honour of Prof. Dr. Henk Kars
Edited by Sjoerd Kluiving, Lisette Kootker & Rita Hermans | 2017
Henk Kars was appointed as first Chair of Archaeometry in The Netherlands in 1994. From 2002 he was full time professor at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam, interim Director of CLUE, and founder and Managing Director…