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History (Research): Ancient History

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)

Literature Seminar [10 ECTS]

Students start their programme with a Literature Seminar.

Research Seminar [20 ECTS]

Students follow one 10 ECTS Research Seminar in the first semester of their programme and another one in their second semester.

Historical Methodology [10 ECTS]

All students in the Research Master-programmes follow the course Historical Methodology in the Fall Semester of their first year.

Tutorial [10 ECTS]

In the second semester of their first year, students follow the Tutorial.

Historical Controversies [10 ECTS]

In the Spring Semester of their first year, all students in the Research Master-programmes follow the course ‘Historical Controversies’.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminars

Roman Social History 10
The Rise of Rome and the Unification of the Mediterranean 10

Research Seminars

Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10

Historical Theory

Historical Theory 10

Tutorial

Tutorial (all specialisations) 10

Historical Controversies

Historical Controversies 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0

Second Year (starting in Fall Semester)

Optional Courses [20 ECTS]

Students take two to four optional courses, you can follow courses of 10 ECTS or of 5 ECTS. All courses offered at level 500 and up can be taken as ‘Optional Course’. These include the courses offered by the Dept. of History (subject to availability of space), but also may comprise MA-courses of other departments and universities. It is advisable but not obligatory to take these courses in the first semester of the second year of the programme. In many cases it is advisable to follow these courses abroad or to do an internship.

Thesis and exam [40 ECTS]

The Research Master’s Programme will be concluded by a thesis which will be based on original source research and which will be ca. 30.000 words in size. The Research Master’s thesis plus examination will take up 40 ECTS. The level of the thesis will have to meet high standards. In principle, the (shortened) thesis will have to be worthy of publication in an academic journal. During the examination the student will have the opportunity to present his or her research results in ca. 20 minutes. On this thesis and on required reading, the student will then enter into a 40-minute debate with an examination committee consisting of the supervising professor and at least one other lecturer of the Department of History with examination authority.

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Research Seminars

Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10

Optional Courses

Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850 5
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
Cross-cultural Connections, 1492-1776: Trade, Marriage and Business Networks 10
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
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
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

Roman Social History 10
The Rise of Rome and the Unification of the Mediterranean 10

Research Seminars

Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10

Tutorial

Tutorial (all specialisations) 10

Historical Theory

Historical Theory 10

Optional Courses

Antieke Numismatiek en Geldgeschiedenis 10
Consumption and material culture in Africa since c. 1850 5
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
Cross-cultural Connections, 1492-1776: Trade, Marriage and Business Networks 10
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
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
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
The American Civil Rights Movement 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0

Second Year (starting in Spring Semester)

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Historical Controversies

Historical Controversies 10

Research Seminars

Alexandria in Egypt? The history and archaeology of culture contact 10
Graeco-Roman Egypt: from Alexander the Great to Diocletian 10

Graduate Seminar

Graduate Seminar 0