Netherlands, Utrecht

Cultures of Empire

when 21 July 2014 - 1 August 2014
duration 2 weeks
credits 4 EC
fee EUR 1260

This course will examine the cultural dimensions of empires in the nineteenth and twentieth century. Students will discuss the historical background of various empires during this period and will be introduced to the terminology and the academic debate. Issues that will be examined during the course include the direct and indirect forms of empire, civilizing missions, the role of culture and representation, and the complex cultural exchanges between the center and the periphery. Excursions to the Royal Tropical Institute in Amsterdam and the National Museum of Ethnology in Leiden are included in the program.

Course leader

dr. Jaap Verheul & drs. Maurits Rost

Target group

The course is designed for students from Fudan University. The course has a focus on the humanities and social sciences

Course aim

To provide students with insight and expertise in the history, culture and dynamics of empires in the nineteenth and twentieth century.

Fee info

EUR 1260: € 1260 - Course + course materials + housing

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