TAPAS/Thinking About the PASt is an interdisciplinary forum for reflection on our relation with the past, based at Ghent University. Combing historiographical, philosophical, post-colonial, anthropological and sociological approaches, TAPAS’ aim is to give young researchers the opportunity to share their views, create a broad intellectual network, get feedback about their own work, and to organize trans-disciplinary reading groups and workshops on topics which are too uncommon in their own discipline.


Due to the COVID-19 crisis, there will be no doctoral schools lecture series for the academic year 2020-2021. Behind the scenes and safely in our bubbles, we are working on an edited volume on populist engagements with the past. Questions, remarks, and inquiries related to this topic are always appreciated. See the call for papers (now closed) for information about this project below:


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