Netherlands, Amsterdam

Amsterdam Global City 1: Trade, Culture and Power from 1500-1800

when 29 June 2018 - 14 July 2018
language English
duration 3 weeks
credits 4 ECTS
fee EUR 1100

For centuries, Amsterdam has been a global hub: from the United Provinces, to the glory of the Dutch Republic, the Dutch capital has been at the heart of many global movements. But what does it mean to be a global city, and how does one come into being?

Course leader

drs. Reinder Storm

Target group

This programme is designed for Bachelor's students at any level of their degree. Students can be part of any programme humanities, arts, or social and behavioural sciences, included (but not limited to):
Political Science
Cultural Studies

Course aim

By the end of the programme, students will have an in-depth overview of the cultural history of Amsterdam in a global context. We will accomplish this by focusing on highlights from notable periods in the 16th-18th in Amsterdam. Through a combination of academic lectures, site visits, and city excursions, participants will leave the UvA with an understanding of important periods in Amsterdam’s and culture and history. Students will also be introduced to field work methodologies, learning to apply academic thinking to specific sites in the city, and to draw physical and intellectual connections between past and present, and across perceived continental and cultural boundaries.

Fee info

EUR 1100: The tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days
public transportation card
access to course materials via digital learning environment
excursions and site visits
Farewell drinks
certificate of attendance
credit students also receive a transcript
EUR 500: Housing fee (tentative)


U21/LERU Partial Scholarship and travel grants
Please see course webiste for more information

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