Groningen, Netherlands

Historical Analysis, Presentation and Narration

when 5 June 2023 - 9 June 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 3 EC
fee EUR 200

Historians of education produce narratives about our educational past. In this course, we develop our ability to analyse and present the information we have gathered from our sources. This is an important ability for historians of education, childhood and psychology for several reasons. These include the expectations from the social and behavioural sciences to explain the steps taken, when performing a historical analysis, and the expectations from the historical sciences to provide the reader with a convincing and well-written historical narrative.

In this summer school, scholars from the humanities and social sciences from Netherlands, Belgium and the Nordics will hold lectures, lead seminars and workshops that provide a unique opportunity to develop your analytical skills and writing ability.

Course leader

Johannes Westberg, Faculty of Behavioural and Social Sciences

Target group

This summer school is designed for MA students and PhD students who want to develop their skills in historical analysis and presentation, or deepen their insights into the field of history of education.

The participants are expected to be MA and PhD students with an interest in history of education research, and a sufficient command of the English language to actively participate in the discussions and to present their own work in English.

Course aim

After this course you will be able to:

- Discuss the main features of historical analysis, presentation and narration
- Identify different kinds of historical analysis
- Employ varying writing styles

Credits info

3 EC
Preparation: 48 hours
Lectures, seminars and workshops: 36 hours
Upon successful completion of the programme, the Summer School offers a Certificate of Attendance that mentions the workload of 84 hours (28 hours corresponds to 1 ECTS). Students can apply for recognition of these credits to the relevant authorities in their home institutions, therefore the final decision on awarding credits is at the discretion of their home institutions. We will be happy to provide any necessary information that might be requested in addition to the certificate of attendance.

Fee info

EUR 200: (Cost for coffee, lunch, summer school dinner and welcome drinks are covered by the summer school)
EUR 0: Free participation for students from the universities of Groningen, Uppsala, South-Eastern Norway, and KU Leuven, and Enlight Universities

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