Inaugural lectures by MUSTS members Kenneth Bertrams and Raf de Bont


This autumn, the MUSTS group celebrates inaugural lectures by two of its historian members, Kenneth Bertrams and Raf de Bont.

On Friday October 16, 2020 at 4:30PM*, Kenneth Bertrams will give his inaugural lecture as endowed professor History of Science and Technology and their Interrelations, sponsored by the Stichting Historie der Techniek (SHT – Foundation for History of Technology).
The title of his inaugural lecture is: “From Scientific Patronage to Philanthrocapitalism (and Back)” He will likely organize a symposium on the same day, in collaboration with SHT. More information will follow.

On Friday November 6, 2020 at 4:30PM*, Raf de Bont will give his inaugural lecture with the title “Globalizing Animals: Histories for the Anthropocene”.

(*)”Because of Covid-19 measures, the audience of this inaugural lecture is limited to 70 people. In case you wish to attend this event, you are kindly asked to send an email to The lectures can also be followed via a live stream. If you prefer to participate in this way, we ask you to indicate this upon registration. You will receive the link for the livestream at least one week in advance.