The N.W. Posthumus Institute (NWP) is the Research School for Economic and Social History in the Netherlands and Flanders. It forms a durable platform for collaboration among scholars in the field of economic and social history, including non-Western history, world history and social-cultural history.
The N.W. Posthumus Institute promotes innovative and advanced interdisciplinary research in economic and social history by stimulating joint research programmes by participating institutes. Next to a PhD training in economic and social history, the N.W. Posthumus Institute also provides a four-course programme for Research Master students.
The administrative office rotates every five years between the universities and research institutes cooperating in the Posthumus Institute.
As of 1 July 2021, the administrative office of the NWP is hosted by the Department of History & Art History of Utrecht University:
N.W. Posthumus Institute
Drift 6/room 1.09
3512 BS Utrecht
phone +31 (0)30 253 63 28
Dr Jessica Dijkman
Education Programme Director
Dr Rogier van Kooten
René van Weeren BN BA