Henk Wals

01 November 2018 - 12:00

General Director

Henk Wals (1954) studied Social and Economic history at the University of Amsterdam.  After having worked in the corporate sector for 10 years, in 1982 he accepted a position with the International Institute of Social History,  where he became deputy director in 1993.

In 2000, he gained his PhD with a study on survival strategies of construction workers in Amsterdam during the first quarter of the 20th century. His main research interests are living strategies of workers and trade unionism.

In 2004 Dr. Wals was appointed director of Huygens Institute for the History of the Netherlands, a fellow  Institute of the Royal Netherlands Academy of Arts and Sciences (KNAW). In 2010 the Huygens Institute merged with the Instituut voor Nederlandse Geschiedenis (ING) and Henk Wals became director of the Huygens-ING Institute, the largest Institute for research on the humanities in the Netherlands.

In November 2012, at request of the Board of the Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences, Henk Wals returned to the International Institute of Social History to take up the position of general director. Since 2016 he combines this with the position of Chairman of the Board of Directors of the KNAW Humanities Cluster.

Furthermore, Wals is chairman of the Supervisory Board of CLARIAH and board member of the Network Digital Heritage (Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed) and Adamnet, the Amsterdam organization of heritage institutions. Also, he is a member of the Supervisory Board of the Mulier Institute for sport research. From 2013 to 2017 he was national coordinator in the Netherlands of the the European DARIAH-research infrastructure network.

IISH Staff | Henk Wals

Activities

2017

Presentatie IISG voor Nederlandse Vereniging voor Vrijwillige Euthanasie
Wals, H. (Speaker)
17 Oct 2017
Societal › Talk or presentation

Netwerk Digitaal Erfgoed (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Oct 2017 → …
Societal › Membership of board

Update International Institute of Social History, IALHI, Ghent
Wals, H. (Speaker)
07 Sep 2017
Societal › Talk or presentation

Workshop Future of OAPEN
Wals, H. (Participant)
05 Sep 2017
Societal › Workshop, seminar

NWO, Geesteswetenschappen, (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Reviewer)
01 Sep 2017 → 30 Mar 2018
Membership › Membership of research review committee

Rethink Foundation (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Sep 2017 → …
Societal › Membership of board

Presentatie van KNAW Humanities Cluster voor Ministerie EZ
Wals, H. (Speaker)
12 Jul 2017
Societal › Talk or presentation

Presentatie IISG voor kamerfractie Socialistische Partij
Wals, H. (Speaker)
19 May 2017
Societal › Talk or presentation

Diner Pensant
Wals, H. (Participant)
15 May 2017
Societal › Other event

Pakhuis de Zwijger (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Mar 2017 → …
Societal › Other membership

Opening address KNAW Humanities Cluster, Amsterdam
Wals, H. (Speaker)
24 Jan 2017
Societal › Talk or presentation

Klankbordgroep Grootschalige Infrastructuren Geesteswetenschappen (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Jan 2017 → …
Academic › Other membership

Supervisory Board CLARIAH (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Chair)
01 Jan 2017 → …
Academic › Membership of board

2016

Charles Juergens, Marens Engelhard, Henk Wals: Big Data, new challenges for appraisal and selection, ICA, Seoul
Wals, H. (Speaker)
08 Sep 2016
Academic › Talk or presentation

KNAW Humanities Cluster (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Chair)
01 Sep 2016 → …
Academic › Membership of board

Reseach and Collections of the International Institute of Social History, Nanjing University
Wals, H. (Guest lecturer)
29 Jun 2016
Academic › Teaching activity

European Social Science History Conference 2016
Wals, H. (Invited speaker)
31 Mar 2016
Academic › Talk or presentation

SURF Programma Adviesraad on Open Access (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
16 Feb 2016 → 31 Dec 2016
Societal › Membership of advisory board/council

2015

Talk about Virtual Collection Amsterdam on behalf of Adamnet, DISH 2015, Rotterdam
Wals, H. (Speaker)
07 Dec 2015
Academic › Talk or presentation

Presentation plan Collection Amsterdam, Adamnet Raad
Wals, H. (Invited speaker)
12 Oct 2015
Academic › Talk or presentation

Talk on the future of archiving, Archief2020/Brain Managementconferentie
Wals, H. (Invited speaker)
05 Oct 2015
Societal › Talk or presentation

DARIAH EU (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Oct 2015 → …
Academic › Membership of board

Toekomstvisie Adamnet, Adamnet Raad
Wals, H. (Speaker)
01 Jul 2015
Societal › Talk or presentation

Unesco Memory of the World Register Committee of the Netherlands (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 May 2015 → …
Societal › Other membership

Adamnet (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Feb 2015 → …
Societal › Membership of board

2014

Supervisory Board Mulier Instituut (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
04 Dec 2014 → …
Societal › Membership of board

CLARIAH and the Creative Industry
Wals, H. (Speaker)
27 Nov 2014
Societal › Talk or presentation

Kenniscafé De Balie: Alles van waarde... is weg?!
Wals, H. (Contributor)
17 Nov 2014
Societal › Other event

Presentation on the International Institute of Social History, University of Pittsburgh
Wals, H. (Invited speaker)
21 Oct 2014
Academic › Talk or presentation

Supervisory Board CLARIAH (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Oct 2014 → 31 Dec 2016
Academic › Membership of board

Opening speech, Exhibition Together and Apart, Saint Petersburg
Wals, H. (Speaker)
18 Sep 2014
Societal › Talk or presentation

Presentation on Humanities & "Big Data", KVAN-dagen, Assen
Wals, H. (Invited speaker)
16 Jun 2014
Societal › Talk or presentation

10th European Social Science History Conference
Wals, H. (Discussant)
23 Apr 2014
Academic › Conference

Board member/Treasurer of the Board of the OAPEN Foundation (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Jan 2014 → 30 Jun 2017
Societal › Membership of board

Board of OPuS Foundation (External organisation)
Wals, H. (Member)
01 Jan 2014 → …
Societal › Membership of board

2013

Global Labour History, Research and Collection Development (IAHLI conference, Budapest)
Wals, H. (Speaker)
27 Sep 2013
Academic › Talk or presentation

The HOPE project (HOPE Closing Event, Rome)
Wals, H. (Speaker)
23 Apr 2013
Societal › Talk or presentation

2012

Het Instituut: de rol van het Huygens ING
Wals, H. (Speaker)
14 Sep 2012
Academic › Talk or presentation

Circulation of Knowledge and Learned Practices ?in the 17th-century Dutch Republic: ?A Web-based Humanities’ Collaboratory on Correspondences
Wals, H. (Speaker)
24 Aug 2012
Academic › Talk or presentation

Teksteditie uit de band
Wals, H. (Speaker)
23 Mar 2012
Academic › Talk or presentation