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 1950's, leading to the establishment of research institutes 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 even more relevant in a globalizing world, which demands for glocalization, that is, the intereaction of globalization with the local living environments and their idiosyncratic local structures, cultures and histories.
Translated title of the publicationAll history is local history. : A plea for the glocalization of local and regional history
Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)16-41
Number of pages26
JournalStudies over de Sociaal-Economische Geschiedenis van Limburg/Jaarboek van het Sociaal Historisch Centrum voor Limburg
Volume2018
Publication statusPublished - 2018

    Research areas

  • Regional History

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