Committees

The Aanzet

Historical magazine the Aanzet is the place for history students in Utrecht to publicate their bachelor thesis or papers. The redaction helps the students bij rewriting their papers to a form that will fit the magazine and the website. In every magazine their is a interview with a teacher from the History department.

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The Activities committee

The activitiescommittee is a fun and cozy committee which originally organised sportactivities. Over the course of the last years, the Accie has evolved together with the wishes of the masses. Besides sportactivities we now also organise a lot of activities dedicated to fun and beer. The variation of activities create a surprising and exciting time. Our committee is formed by a bunch of slightly insane but amazing people who give their best to create the best activities. We hope to see you all at our activities this year!

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The Acquisition committee

The Acquisition Committee is primarily responsible for the contact between the UHSK and companies in and around Utrecht. The Acquisition Committee approaches companies that might be interested in sponsoring different activities or that offer interesting discounts to members of the UHSK. In return, these companies can place advertisements on posters, flyers or on the website of the UHSK. The Acquisition Committee therefore tries in as many ways as possible to make membership of the UHSK more attractive.

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The Alumni committee

The Alumnicommittee wants to keep alumni of the UHSK involved with the UHSK. We also want to establish a bond between the alumni and the current members. We want to do so by organising all kinds of activities. These activities are organised during the whole year, and consist of for example an Alumnidinner, Alumniday and a Coachproject. There will be current members present as well as alumni. In this way these events will have a nice mix of attendees.

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The Archive committee

The Archivecommittee is responsible for the structure and cleaning up of the accumulated archival pieces of the UHSK. A part of our archive is stored at the storage of the Utrecht Archive itself, but a large part has first to be archived neatly before it can leave the UHSK room. Besides the archive itself, the Archivecommittee is also dedicated to promote and share the beauties of our archive with the rest of the association.

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The Argus (magazine)

​The Argus, named after the Greek mythological being with hundred eyes, is the magazine of the UHSK. Like the many eyes of the Argus, almost nothing escapes our writers. The magazine is full of sharp analyses, political statements and strict reviews, but also of happy experiences and student-oriented trips. It is therefore a versatile magazine with "something for everyone." The Argus comes out four times a year and has a different theme each time. Examples of themes that have been reviewed are: 'The digital world', 'Doom thinking' and, of course, 'Utrecht.'

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The Career committee

During the study History it is sometimes difficult to get a clear picture of how many and what possibilities you have after your study. In addition, some students forget that during your study you can make big steps towards your ideal internship or job. With different masterclasses and workshops, students learn skills which they can apply immediately during their study. How do I set up a good CV? How do I give a good pitch? The Career Committee wants to show how interesting, accessible and fun it can be to be involved in with your own career and future.

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The Drama committee

Every year the Drama committee of the UHSK organizes a play for and by history students. In addition to acting, the Drama Committee also organizes the production  of the play. The committee is therefore subdivided into a group of players, led by two directors, and a committee responsible for the production and organization of the play.

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The Excursion committee

The Excursion Committee is one of the most intensive committees of the UHSK. It is the task of this committee to organize three trips annually for about 50 people per trip. The first is in November the Small Trip, which usually goes to places that are not too far across the border. In April, the Excursion Committee organizes the Great Journey. This journey takes about a week and is held in the education-free week between block three and four. Finally, the Excursion Committee organizes the Ameland Tour every year, the departure weekend of the UHSK.

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The Film committee

The Filmcommittee is the committee that spends most of its time with screening historical movies accompanied with an interesting lecture that closely connected to the topic of the movie. Films of the last few years were for example: Black Panther, Brigde over the River Quai and Life of Brian.  

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The Firstyears committee

 As a first year student life is a wilderness. The firstyearscommission (EJC) aims to make it easier to integrate into student life. Firstly it does that by creating a commission occupied only by firstyears. Secondly it organises activities for firstyears and all to enjoy. The aim is to let firstyears interact with each other and the rest of the world at these activities. These range from chamber evenings where the EJC cooks for their guests to whatever the committee can imagine. The committee does not have restrictions on how much they can organise and what they can organise. 

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The Gala committee

Every year the Gala committee organises the Gala during the diesweek, the week of the 5th of March. The Gala is different from the regular parties of the USHK for a variety of reasons. First of all it is THE party in the week of the birthday week of the association. At the gala there are special acts, a King and Queen, (or King and King – Queen and Queen) couple is chosen and nobody leaves empty handed. Every year the gala has a different theme. Theme’s from the past were for example: Un Ballo in Maschera, Crystal Palace and Victory in Europe Day. You can’t miss this party!

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The 'Historische relevante' committee

The 'Historische relevante' committee organizes pleasant, study-related activities and full-day excursions to interesting places. The aim is to make members enthusiastic about activities related to their studies and, for example, to contribute to the future prospects of students. Locations of various activities in the past have been the European Parliament, Camp Westerbork and Maastricht.

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The Holocaust Memorial Day committee

On November 1 2005, Kofi Annan, the Secretary-General of the United Nations at that time, proclaimed the liberation date of Auschwitz, January 27, as a special day: the Holocaust Memorial Day. Worldwide, the victims of the Holocaust and other genocides such as those in Cambodia, Rwanda, Srebrenica and Darfur are commemorated on this day. Auschwitz has become a universal symbol for the mass destruction of innocent civilians. In collaboration with Utrecht University, the UHSK organizes its own Holocaust Memorial Day, on which various speakers give a lecture on a theme concerning genocides.

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The Image committee

The Image committee is the most creative committee of the UHSK. This committee is responsible for promoting and documenting all the different activities. The Image committee designs promotional material like posters and flyers, provides promotional videos for the events and takes pictures whenever needed. Any other committee can contact the Image committee if they want promotional material for one of their events.

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The Music committee

There is a lot of musical talent to be found within the ranks of the UHSK. The Music Committee makes sure this talent doesn’t get wasted by organising several musical events throughout the year. The Acoustic Open Mic Night in November and the Big Open Mic Night in March are events where not only the Music Committee themselves take to the stage, but where every UHSK-er has the chance to perform their favourite songs and showcase their talent! The Music Committee also takes part in organising the so-called Classical Evening (in collaboration with the study association for musicology) and the Culture Night (where people perform art or music in their own room).

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The Party committee

Five times a year the Party Committee organizes the most fun theme parties in the regular party cellar of the UHSK, the K-Sjot. During these festivities, when the drinks flow freely, it is usually very 'gezellig' until the early hours. The Party Committee is responsible for the theme, theme drinks and the decoration of the party cellar, but on the evening itself you will also meet the members of the committee at the cloakroom, the token sales or just behind the bar.

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The Political Café

​Throughout the year the Political Cafe organizes a set of activities with a political touch where politicians and students discuss current political themes with each other. Political awareness and a pleasant ambience go hand in hand at these events, and next to political discussion there is also room for a drink and conversation with your fellow students.

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The Family committee

Every year the Family committee organizes a day in where the parents of the first year history students, together with their son or daughter, get a city tour, get to see the Department of History and the University Library. The Parentday is meant to let the parents see a bit of what it means to study History at Utrecht University. The day will be opened in the Academiegebouw. Parents also attend a lecture from one of the teachers from the university. Next to that, they organise another family related activity. 

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The Symposium committee

Every year, the Symposium Committee organizes a historical symposium during the Dies Natalis of the UHSK. During a whole day several lectures will be given on a historical subject. The day ends with a plenary discussion and drinks. The Symposium Committee previously organized symposia with subjects such as 'Minorities', 'Nationalism in the Netherlands', 'Utopias in historical perspective' and 'Fatherlands'.

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The UHSK Education committee

The goal of the UHSK Education Committee (UBO) is to improve the History education at Utrecht University by helping students and facilitating discussion on important subjects concerning education. The committee consists of seven members and is chaired by the Commissioner of Education of the UHSK. The UBO organises a range of different activities, including exam trainings and workshops. The goal of these activities is to lend History students a hand in completing their education. 

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