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Simon Schama on the ancient demon of nationalism

Simon Schama on the ancient demon of nationalism

'Nationalism is definitely a thing of the past', Simon Schama's history teacher told him. So much for the prophetic powers of history teachers – because today, the ancient demons of tribalism and nationalism are still haunting our world. The story of the struggle for liberal democracy has not been told with enough narrative vigour and vividness, according to Schama. In these videos of the most recent Nexus Conference, he brilliantly shows how to bring these issues to the attention of the public. Lees meer

Nexus Symposium: Virtuoso!

Nexus Symposium: Virtuoso!

The Nexus Institute invites you to its symposium ‘Virtuoso!’ with host David Dubal, an internationally acclaimed expert on the piano and its history, performers and composers. On this afternoon you will hear live performances and recordings from the golden age of the piano, and explore the idea of virtuosity with Mr. Dubal, the acclaimed American concert pianist Barbara Nissman, the Chinese-born pianist Rexa Han and the famed Dutch impresario Marco Riaskoff. Join us for an afternoon that will titillate and thrill your ears, heart and mind. Lees meer


Tune in to Nexus Connect. Become a member today!

Tune in to Nexus Connect. Become a member today!

Would you like to get a special discount on your ticket for the Nexus Symposium on the piano and its history? Become a member of Nexus Connect! With your Connect membership (for those under 36) you receive three bound volumes from the Nexus Library series and a discount on your tickets for Nexus events. In addition to the Nexus Symposium, the Nexus Institute hosts the prestigious Nexus Lecture this summer and the annual Nexus Conference in November. Have a look at our forthcoming events and join Nexus Connect today. Lees meer

Understanding through Context

The Nexus Institute studies the European cultural heritage in its artistic, ideological and philosophical context in order to provide insight into contemporary issues and to shape and stimulate the cultural and philosophical debate. Lees meer


Video & Photo

Nexus Conference 'What Will Save the World?'

Elif Shafak, Leif Wenar, Miroslav Volf en Simon Schama spreken over identiteit, religie en de mogelijkheid van een radicaal humanisme. Read more


Ágnes Heller: getuige van de twintigste eeuw

Heller vertelde op de conferentie haar levensverhaal, dat de twintigste eeuw besloeg, en beschreef de uitdagingen voor de eenentwintigste eeuw. Read more