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RMA Coursebook

Thematic Courses for RMA students

Thematic courses are designed for RMA students. They focus on varying, mostly topical, cultural historical subjects. Each year, at least three thematic courses are organized (15 EC). ‘Key Concepts in Cultural History’ is offered every year and ‘Heritage and Memory Theory’ every other year. The other theme courses are offered according to a rotating scheme, to facilitate optimal choice. PhDs are welcome to participate when places are available.

A (non-exhaustive) list of our thematic courses:

Module, Points, Course coordination:

  • ‘Key Concepts in Cultural History’ (offered every year), 5 EC, Willemijn Ruberg (UU)
  • Heritage and Memory Theory Seminar (offered every other year), 5 EC, Ihab Saloul (UvA)
  • Gender, Sexuality and Generation, 5 EC, Geertje Mak (KNAW/UvA)
  • History and Popular Culture, 5 EC, Rachel Gillet and Jochen Hung (UU)
  • Cultures of Reading, 5 EC, Arnoud Visser (UU)
  • Imagining the Self and Other, 5 EC, Yolanda Rodríguez Pérez (UvA)
  • Environmental History, 5 EC, TBC
  • History of Knowledge, 5 EC, TBC

Summer schools, international courses, masterclasses and workshops

Each year, the Huizinga Institute offers a Summer School (5 EC) with a different theme, in collaboration with a different university. Furthermore, we offer an international course with a changing theme, co-organised with, and hosted by, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (5 EC).

In addition to these larger courses, we offer several masterclasses and seminars that are often co-organised by students. Open to all graduate students, these activities are themed differently each year, responding to both current developments and topical interests and to students’ needs.

Core Courses for PhD Candidates Open to RMA Students

The CCs constitute the central programme for PhDs, but also offers learning opportunities for RMA students. RMAs are invited to participate in CC2 and CC3.

Participation in the Huizinga PhD Conference

PhDs are encouraged to participate every year. In their third year, they present their research (2 EC). RMa students participate at least once as auditors and write a short report on the symposium (1 EC). The PhD Conference offers an exciting opportunity to get to know your fellow Huizinga graduate students and their research interests.