Amsterdam, Netherlands

Digital Romans: Reconstructing the Roman past of the Netherlands

when 16 July 2023 - 23 July 2023
language English
duration 1 week
credits 2 EC
fee EUR 750

In this course, we will give you an introduction to computational tools to reconstruct buildings and landscapes from the past.

We will look at the case of the Roman presence in the Netherlands, in particular the forts built along the river Rhine and the surrounding natural and cultural landscape. You will get acquainted with the principles of GIS and 3D modelling, the possibilities of collecting data with drones, and get hands-on experience using these tools to make your own reconstructions.

We will also visit the museum Castellum Hooge Woerd in De Meern to give you a better idea of what the area looked like in the Roman period, as well as see a spectacularly preserved Roman ship.

Course leader

Dr Philip Verhagen and Dr Hayley Mickleburgh

Fee info

EUR 750: Tuition fees one-week course:

VU Students/PhD candidates and employees of VU Amsterdam* or an Aurora Network Partner €500
Students at Partner Universities of VU Amsterdam €650
Students and PhD candidates at non-partner universities of VU Amsterdam €750
Professionals €950

Early Bird offer
Applications received before 15 March (14 March CET 23:59) receive €50 Early Bird discount!


Add scholarship information: VU Amsterdam Summer School offers two kinds of scholarships: the Equal Access Scholarship and the Photographer Scholarship. More information can be found on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.