All history is local history. A plea for the glocalization of local and regional history

Arnoud-Jan Bijsterveld and Hans Mol


Regional and local history go back a long time in the various provinces of the Netherlands. Focusing on the provinces of Friesland, Noord-Brabant and Limburg, this article shows how after a long and slow development, scientific historiography there only developed after the 1950s, leading to the establishment of research intitutes and funded chairs. Nevertheless, the rise of the heritage field, the demand for valorization, and budget cuts may threaten their positions. Yet, doing regional history should be an integral part of national history and is ever more relevant in a globalizing world, which demands for glocalization, that is, the interaction of globalization with the local living environments and their idiosyncratic local structures, cultures, and histories.

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Jaarboek 2018
ISSN 0923-2842
316 pag. geïllstreerd in kleur en zw/w
Afm: 24 x 17 cm
WBOOKS/Sociaal Historisch Centrum voor Limburg