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History (Research): History of European Expansion and Globalisation

This specialisation is part of the Research Master programme History: Societies and Institutions.

New MA-students (including those still in the admittance procedure) are required to attend the MA introduction on Tuesday 7 September, 15-16h, in the LIPSIUS building / room 002, 15-16h.

First Year (starting in Fall Semester)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminars

Globalization and Empire 10
Parallels in World History 10

Research Seminars

Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850 5
Graduate Seminar 0
Science and the Dutch Colonial Empire in the East, 1815-1850 10
Economic Development of Southeast Asia 10
Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants 10
Disasters and Colonialism: coping strategies and risk management in 19th century Indonesia 10

Historical Theory

Historical Theory 10

Tutorial

Tutorial (all specialisations) 10

Historical Controversies

Historical Controversies 10

Second Year (starting in Fall Semester)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Optional Courses

Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10
Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Medieval peoples and the birth of nations 10
Rulers, courts, and elites in the early modern world 10
Historical culture in the Low Countries, 1300-1700 10
Migration to Chinese cities (1650-2015) in a global perspective 10
American Crucible 10
What’s the Problem? Old and New Debates on Migration 10
Economic Development of Southeast Asia 10
An empire of papers. Colonial networks of information in the early 19th century 10
Scarcity or abundance? Appraisal, selection and preservation of the past 10
Dutch Atlantic Connections. Elmina as a Dutch nodal point in West Africa in the 18th century 10
Pioneers of mass politics: 19th century British, Irish and American origins of the modern pressure group. 10
Dignity versus the People? The Dutch Establishment and its challenger since the 19th century 10
Living through the Soviet past 10
Memory of the Holocaust 10
Creating an Atlantic Community: Transatlantic Relations since WW II 10
The American Civil Rights Movement 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0

First Year (starting in Spring Semester)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminars

Globalization and Empire 10
Parallels in World History 10

Research Seminars

Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850 5
Science and the Dutch Colonial Empire in the East, 1815-1850 10
Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants 10
Economic Development of Southeast Asia 10
Disasters and Colonialism: coping strategies and risk management in 19th century Indonesia 10
Trade for slave societies: the rise and fall of Sint-Eustatius, 1770-1785 10
Cross-cultural Connections, 1492-1776: Trade, Marriage and Business Networks 10

Tutorial

Tutorial (all specialisations) 10

Historical Theory

Historical Theory 10

Optional Courses

Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10
History, Theory, Nation: Readings from the South 10
Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Medieval peoples and the birth of nations 10
Rulers, courts, and elites in the early modern world 10
Historical culture in the Low Countries, 1300-1700 10
Migration to Chinese cities (1650-2015) in a global perspective 10
American Crucible 10
What’s the Problem? Old and New Debates on Migration 10
An empire of papers. Colonial networks of information in the early 19th century 10
Scarcity or abundance? Appraisal, selection and preservation of the past 10
Dutch Atlantic Connections. Elmina as a Dutch nodal point in West Africa in the 18th century 10
Pioneers of mass politics: 19th century British, Irish and American origins of the modern pressure group. 10
Dignity versus the People? The Dutch Establishment and its challenger since the 19th century 10
Living through the Soviet past 10
Memory of the Holocaust 10
Creating an Atlantic Community: Transatlantic Relations since WW II 10
The American Civil Rights Movement 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0

Second Year (staring in Spring Semester)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Historical Controversies

Historical Controversies 10

Research Seminars

Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850 5
Science and the Dutch Colonial Empire in the East, 1815-1850 10
Arts and Culture in Area Studies: Culture and Conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants 10
Economic Development of Southeast Asia 10
Disasters and Colonialism: coping strategies and risk management in 19th century Indonesia 10
Trade for slave societies: the rise and fall of Sint-Eustatius, 1770-1785 10
Cross-cultural Connections, 1492-1776: Trade, Marriage and Business Networks 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0

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h3 Objectives

General
After a five-year programme, the Research Masters student will have to be able to function as a beginning academic researcher, either in a semi-academic position, or at a university; the student will be well prepared to conduct PhD research successfully within the time limit. In other words, he or she will be trained as a fully-fledged academic able to solve complex academic problems independently, critically and creatively and to report the results with clarity both orally and in writing. The following end criteria will have to be met:

Knowledge and insight

1.Thorough knowledge of and insight into the content of the specialisation, and its basic concepts, apparatus, research methods and techniques and into the historical development of the specialisation.
2.Thorough knowledge of and insight into the interdisciplinary aspects of the specialisation, both with regard to other historical specialisations and to related fields (Law, Economics and Social Sciences).
3.Insight into the relevance of the specialisation in society.

Skills
1. The ability to independently identify and collect the literature and historical sources of the field using traditional and modern techniques.
2. The ability to independently study the literature and historical sources of the field and to judge their quality and reliability.
3. The ability to formulate a clear and well-founded thesis and to subdivide it into convenient and manageable parts of the problem.
4. The ability to give a clear and well-founded oral or written report of research results meeting the criteria of the field.
5. The ability to initiate and conduct a research project under expert supervision.