European history and culture 1200-1800

Medieval and early modern history

European history and culture

With the minor European History and Culture 1200-1800, you will acquire in-depth knowledge and know-how about specific aspects of medieval and early modern history, with a focus on the Netherlands. There is also a strong focus on the History of Culture and the History of Emotions.

Dutch History in European Context 1200-1800: students learn about the emergence of this fascinating territory that we now refer to as ‘The Netherlands’, from its medieval roots to the Dutch Golden age and beyond

Medieval Literature and Culture in a European Context: students get acquainted with some of the great works of literature of the medieval period)

Amsterdam: Jewish Culture: The image of Amsterdam as a ‘Jewish City’ – Mokum – has become strongly connected to the city’s identity. In this interdisciplinary seminar you will study when and how this image took root and in how far this reflected the historical development of the city’s Jewish communities.

Dutch Literature and Culture in the Golden Age: students acquire an in-depth knowledge of the literature and culture of the Dutch Golden age – the age of Rembrandt and Vondel)

History of emotions (literature): History of emotions is a fascinating and very popular branch of the historical profession. In two courses students are introduced to the subject.

History of emotions (research)

For specific information about each course, please visit our study guide.

All VU-students and those from other universities are eligible to take this minor. We especially welcome students from different disciplinary and cultural backgrounds.

Foreign students: see the website Semester in Amsterdam.

More information about Admission and Registration (Dutch: Aanmelden voor een minor).

If you have detailed questions about the contents of the programme, please contact:

Dr. Ad Tervoort
T: +31 20 59 86525

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