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No less than three Humanities professors are long listed for the Libris History award 2018. Remieg Aerts’ Thorbecke wil het, Gabri van Tussenbroek’s De toren van de Gouden Eeuw and Een bezielde schavuit by Marita Mathijsen about Jacob van Lennep are among the 10 books on the long list.

The Libris History award is an initiative of Historisch Nieuwsblad, Libris, Nederlands Openluchtmuseum, Rijksmuseum Amsterdam, VPRO and the Volkskrant. The short list will be presented on 15 September and the winner of the 2018 Libris History award will be announced on 28 October in the special live broadcast of the radio show OVT.