Newsletter Biography Institute

October 2016 (PDF version)

Eva Rovers presents biography Boudewijn Büch
Eva Rovers was permitted exclusively to investigate Büch’s personal archive. She interviewed more than 150 relatives of the author. Her research became a journey through a life that was equally improbable as caleidoscopic; a life that was transformed by Büch into a literary game of fact and fiction, performed until its utmost consequences, culminating into a grand final, years after his death.
The presentation will take place on sunday 13 November, 16:00-17.30hrs at the Oude Lutherse Kerk, Amsterdam (Singel 411, Spui corner). It will begin at16:00 hrs with a welcoming speech by Mai Spijkers, director of Prometheus publishers. Reservation could be done here.

Nigel Hamilton will visit Geschiedenis Festival
At the Geschiedenis Festival (History Festival) at the Philharmonie in Haarlem on 8 October, Hans Renders will have a discussion with Nigel Hamilton on his latest book Roosevelt vs. Churchill. Earlier that day (15.45 hrs) Bas Kromhout, Hans Renders and Robin te Slaa will debate under supervision of Ad van Liempt on the border between right and wrong in the press during World War II.
The website of the festival will provide more information on the debate and the discussion with Hamilton.

Publication The Biographical Turn
In September the volume The Biographical Turn: Lives in history, edited by Hans Renders, Binne de Haan and Jonne Harmsma, will be published by Routledge. The volume counts 16 chapters in which the ‘biographical turn’ is being studied from the perspective of various topics and research fields in the humanities. The authors of the volume are Debby Applegate, Enny de Bruijn, Sjoerd van Faassen, Binne de Haan, Nigel Hamilton, Jonne Harmsma, Craig Howes, Christian Klein, Lindie Koorts, Sabina Loriga, Sigurður Gylfi Magnússon, Joanny Moulin, Hans Renders, Carl Rollyson en Kaarle Wirta.
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Thesis Nigel Hamilton translated into Dutch
The trade edition of Commander in Chief: FDR’s Battle with Churchill (translated as: Roosevelt vs. Churchill: Bevelhebbers in oorlog – 1943) was presented on 2 May in Amsterdam, featuring a lecture by and interview with Nigel Hamilton. The evening was organized by the John Adams Institute. The Historisch Nieuwsblad was given the opportunity to publish the Dutch edition of a book by Hamilton, before the English edition was presented. The American trade edition was published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt.

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