The Making of the Humanities


First International Conference on the History of the Humanities


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23-25 October 2008, University of Amsterdam, Netherlands


Registration (deadline: 25 September 2008)


Thanks to the generous support by NWO, ESF and ILLC there will be no conference fee. Conference attendance includes coffee, tea, simple lunch and drinks (but no dinner, except for the invited speakers). However, registration is required as there is a maximum on the number of participants. Registration deadline is 25 September 2008.


Registration: Send an email no later than 25 September 2008 to with your name, affiliation and full address. Please also mention whether you want to join the conference dinner on Friday 24 October (45 Euros, to be paid on site – see the conference program for more information).


Accommodation: The organizers will take care of the accommodation of the four invited speakers. All other speakers and participants are requested to find their accommodation via one of the links below. We strongly advise to book a hotel as soon as possible, as Amsterdam is major tourist attraction.


Hotels at walking distance to the conference venue (Doelenzaal):


Hotel Asterisk* (Den Texstraat 16, 1017 ZA Amsterdam)

NH Tropen* (Linnaeusstraat, 2c, 1092 CK Amsterdam)

Eden Lancaster Hotel* (Plantage Middenlaan 48)

Hotel Résidence Le Coin* (Nieuwe Doelenstraat 5, 1012 CP AMSTERDAM)

NH Amsterdam Center (Stadhouderskade, 7, 1054 ES Amsterdam)

NH City Centre Amsterdam (Spuistraat, 288-292, 1012 VX Amsterdam)

Swissôtel Amsterdam (Damrak 96, 1012 Amsterdam)

The Toren Hotel Amsterdam (Keizersgracht 164, 1015 Amsterdam)

Park Plaza Victoria (Damrak 1 - 5, 1012 LG Amsterdam)

Synopsis (Nieuwe Keizersgracht 22-A, 1018 DS Amsterdam)


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Auspices: European Science Foundation (ESF), Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO), Institute for Logic, Language and Computation (ILLC)