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‘The Humanities in Europe Interview Series’ is an initiative launched by the Centre for the Humanities at Utrecht University. The series, filmed by the award-winning documentarist Janina Pigaht, makes a series of portraits of leading figures and promising scholars in the humanities in our part of the world and asks them all the same set of questions. The aim is to provide sources of inspiration and role models for practitioners and students alike, and trace a genealogical portrait of where the humanities have been, where they are at today and where they could go, since each person interviewed was asked to trace their own itinerary, past, present and future. The different itineraries that emerge from these interviews highlight the semantic, institutional and theoretical transformations the field has gone through in the last decades. Through these interviews, the project measures both the extent of the changes and the enduring vitality of the field.