Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap

Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap

The Koninklijk Nederlands Historisch Genootschap (KNHG / Royal Netherlands Historical Society), the professional organisation of historians, connects historians and defends the interests of the profession. Founded in 1848, it is one of the oldest institutions of the Netherlands. The KNHG deals with the professionalization and the social importance of historical science. Since October 2016, its office is located at the Koninklijke Nederlandse Akademie van Wetenschappen (KNAW / Royal Netherlands Academy of Sciences), with whom they work closely together.

The letter H was at the basis of the KNHG’s new identity. By highlighting the H, the emphasis is on History, which is at the core of the society. The H of History is a metaphor for the timeline returning on every platform by consistently applying the H all over the plane, always using the same thickness. Every expression is a fragment of history, and together they create one long KNHG timeline.