Antwerp, Belgium

Christian Heritage: Miracles Matter

when 19 August 2024 - 23 August 2024
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 500

Take a deep dive into the multifaceted phenomenon of miracles in the Christian tradition. Through a hands-on approach to texts, objects, and images at one of the heritage libraries in the historic city of Antwerp, you will discover the rich complexity of the history of miracles and learn about both their religious significance as well as challenges related to conservation and heritage management.

Through different thematic foci, this annual summer school explores central aspects of Christian heritage.

The topics covered will range from movable heritage (visual and applied art, liturgical objects...) to immovable heritage (churches, monasteries, cathedrals...), and intangible heritage (customs, rituals, practices, beliefs, traditions, knowledge, etc.).

Through lectures but also a ‘hands-on' approach to written and printed sources, objects, images, and site visits, students will acquire insight not only into the complexity of the history of Christian beliefs and practices, but also challenges and questions related to its conservation and management.

Target group

This summer school is intended for Master and PhD students with an interest in history, art history, religious history and Jesuit studies.


Participants should have a general notion of the basic concepts of the history of Christianity in Europe.
Students are required to have completed studies on a BA level and are preferably enrolled in a Master’s program, preparing a PhD dissertation, or working on a postdoctoral project.

Credits info

3 EC
3 ECTS credits will be awarded upon successful completion of the programme. All certificates of completion are issued as a micro-credential.

Fee info

EUR 500: Fee includes course material, coffee breaks, lunches, and the summer school reception and dinner on Thursday. It does not include travel, accommodation or dinners on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday or Friday.