In the autumn of 2014, the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam will hold an exhibition on the writer Arnon Grunberg. Organised by the Special Collections, the Letterkundig Museum and the Dutch ...
22 Jul 2013
Entries invited for Joop Witteveen Prize 2013
The Special Collections Department of the University of Amsterdam invites authors to submit publications for the Joop Witteveen Prize, the award for an outstanding publication on the history of food in the Low Countries.
6 Jul 2013
Cookery books from Special Collections on display at the FoodMuseum
The virtual FoodMuseum by Linda Roodenburg is exhibiting a selection of Dutch cookery books from the History of Food collections of the University of Amsterdam.
5 Jul 2013
Library material in Amsterdam easier to retrieve
Highlights, news, shared catalogue
22 Mar 2013
International Encyclopedia of Housing and Home online available
A recently published reference work in the field of home and housing is now available to UvA students and staff.
5 Mar 2013
Access from home to digital library resources much easier now
Easy login now available for library access from home: UvAVPN is no longer required
27 Feb 2013
Longer opening hours libraries and study centres during March
From Saturday 16 March - Monday 1 April 2013 some libraries and study centres will have longer opening hours during the exam period and the Easter weekend.
18 Feb 2013
Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012
During the first ‘Gala van het Kookboek’ on 18 January, the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards 2012 collection was presented by Edouard Cointreau jr. to the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam. The ...
11 Feb 2013
University of Amsterdam starts symposium on the history of food
In January 2014 the first annual Amsterdam Symposium on the History of Food in the Low Countries will take place at the Special Collections of the University of Amsterdam (UvA).
The Amsterdam Symposium is the result ...
30 Jan 2013
Information literate in 2013? Take a workshop at the library
Would you like to learn how to use webtools and social media like Dropbox, Evernote, Google Docs or Twitter? And Personal Metis or RefWorks? Do a free workshop at the library.
18 Jan 2013
University of Amsterdam awards two gastronomic prizes
In Amsterdam today, the Johannes van Damprijs and the Joop Witteveenprijs were awarded to Claudia Roden and Daniëlle De Vooght. The prizes consist of a plate designed by Joost Swarte and a cash sum. The festive award ...
15 Nov 2012
Online access to section Neuroscience of Journal of Visualized Experiments
The journal JoVE films and publishes videos of researchers performing new experimental techniques. The section Neuroscience is now accessible to students and staff at the UvA.
28 Sep 2012
Bushuis Library closed on 5 October
On Friday 5 October the Bushuis Library will be closed all day. The Bushuis Study Centre will be open.
17 Sep 2012
Student Stefan Kuijpers wins quiz about the University Library
First-year student Media and Culture Stefan Kuijpers has won the quiz organised by the Library during the Student Fair, held in the Convention Factory on 28 August.
12 Sep 2012
Encyclopedia of Medieval Philosophy now online
An extensive reference work on philosophy in the Middle Ages and early Renaissance is now also online.
28 Aug 2012
New ‘Collaboration Room B 2.01’ opened in the University Library
On the 2nd floor in the University Library at Singel, a new study room has been opened, specially for groups.
22 Jun 2012
Textbook into PDF
Do you rather listen than read? The UvA Library has a new service that can help you: Textbook into PDF..
15 Sep 2011
New databases added to Wharton WRDS
Databases Audit Analytics, Risk Metrics and Compustat Execucomp available via Wharton WRDS.
5 Feb 2009
New weekend opening hours for University Library
The University Library opens at 10.00 on Saturdays and Sundays from 1 February 2009.
11 Dec 2006
Taschen/Librero is reprinting famous seventeenth-century atlas of the universe from the Special Collections of the Universiteit van Amsterdam
The German publishing company Taschen is now publishing a richly illustrated version of this atlas in a modern edition with an introduction by astronomer Rob van Gent. For this reprint, use has been made of the ...