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History (Research): Colonial and Global History

This specialisation is part of the History Research Master programme.

MA:
New MA students (including those still in the admittance procedure) are required to attend the MA Introduction on February 2nd, 11:30-12:30, Huizinga Building room: 008B (address: Doelensteeg 16) If you have questions concerning your plan of studies before this date, please contact the coordinator of studies Esther Buizer

Research MA:
New Research MA students (including those still in the admittance procedure) are required to attend the Research MA Introduction on February 2nd, 15:30-16:30, Huizinga Building room: 027 (address: Doelensteeg 16) If you have questions concerning your plan of studies before this date, please contact the coordinator of studies Esther Buizer

Year 1 & 2 (starting: September)

Programme

Literature Seminar [10 EC]
Students commence their programme with a Literature Seminar, whether starting in September or February.

Research Seminar [20 EC]
Students follow two Research Seminars of their programme. One in the first semester and one in the second semester.

Optional Courses [20 EC]
Students follow two optional courses. All Research Seminars of the MA studies offered at level 500 or higher can be followed as ‘Optional Course’. These may comprise MA-courses offered by Leiden University (including any Research seminar offered by the Department of History, subject to availability of space) and those offered by other universities.

Alternatively, students can opt for a work placement (Dutch: stage) as an Optional Course. All information on work placements can be found on the site of the Career Service: Studenten Loopbaanservice Geesteswetenschappen (in Dutch, some information in English). The Career Service handles the entire application procedure. Please note that a work placement should last at least three months fulltime (for 10 ECTS). A work placement needs to be supervised by both a member of the staff of the History department as well as by a supervisor from the inviting institution/company.

Thesis and exam [40 EC]
The Research Master’s Programme will be concluded by a 40 EC ResMA-thesis.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Year 1

Literature Seminar

Globalization and Empire 10
Maritime History 10

Research Seminar

Economic development and social change in Southeast Asia 10
Seminar in African History: Conceptualisations and Practices of Peace in Post-Colonial Africa 10
Bugging scandals in the Dutch East Indies; The archives as places of secrecy. 10
Captain’s of Industry. Dutch Ship Builders and Ship Building Industry since World War II 10
Early Modern Encounters: Money, Migration, Microbes 10
Dutch Military Operations in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
Culture and conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants. 10

Compulsory Courses

Historical Theory (ResMA History) 10
Courses Research Schools (ResMA History) 10
Tutorial (ResMA History) 10

Year 2

Optional Courses (20 ec)

Optional Courses (ResMA History) 10

ResMA Thesis

ResMA Thesis History 40

Year 1 & 2 (starting: February)

Programme

Literature Seminar [10 EC]
Students commence their programme with a Literature Seminar, whether starting in September or February.

Research Seminar [20 EC]
Students follow two Research Seminars of their programme. One in the spring semester of the first year and one in the same semester of the second year.

Optional Courses [20 EC]
Students follow two optional courses. All Research Seminars of the MA studies offered at level 500 or higher can be followed as ‘Optional Course’. These may comprise MA-courses offered by Leiden University (including any Research seminar offered by the Department of History, subject to availability of space) and those offered by other universities.

Alternatively, students can opt for a work placement (Dutch: stage) as an Optional Course. All information on work placements can be found on the site of the Career Service: Studenten Loopbaanservice Geesteswetenschappen (in Dutch, some information in English). The Career Service handles the entire application procedure. Please note that a work placement should last at least three months fulltime (for 10 ECTS). A work placement needs to be supervised by both a member of the staff of the History department as well as by a supervisor from the inviting institution/company.

Thesis and exam [40 EC]
The Research Master’s Programme will be concluded by a 40 EC ResMA-thesis.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Year 1 (Spring Semester)

Literature Seminar

Colonial and Global: Religion and Empire 10

Research Seminar

Dutch Military Operations in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
Culture and conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants. 10

Compulsory Courses

Tutorial (ResMA History) 10

Year 1 (Fall Semester)

Compulsory Courses

Historical Theory (ResMA History) 10

Optional Courses (20 ec)

Optional Courses (ResMA History) 10

Year 2 (Spring Semester)

Research Seminar

Dutch Military Operations in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10

Compulsory Courses

Courses Research Schools (ResMA History) 10

Year 2 (Fall Semester)

ResMA Thesis

ResMA Thesis History 40