Netherlands, Amsterdam

Pre-University Honours Programme: History and Culture

when 7 July 2019 - 18 July 2019
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee EUR 1200

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

Dr. Benjamin Roberts

Target group

For current high school students (16+ at the start of the programme) interested in history, culture and any discipline in the social and behavioural sciences.

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.

Credits info

Offical certificate of participation.

Fee info

EUR 1200: The tuition fee includes:
lunch on class days;
public transportation card;
access to course materials via digital learning environment;
all programme events, excursions and site visits.
EUR 350: Housing fee (optional).

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