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History

The History Master consists of the following specialisations:

Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Migration and Global Interdependence (with subtrack Economic History)
Colonial and Global History (with subtrack Maritime History)
Political Culture and National Identities (with subtrack Political Debate)
Europaeum programme European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris 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

Optional Courses

As a part of the programme of the chosen specialisation (see the specialisation of your choice first), students follow one or two optional courses, with a total of 10 ECTS.

All MA courses offered at level 400 or higher can be followed as ‘Optional Course’. These may comprise MA-courses offered by Leiden University (including any Literature and Research seminars offered by the Department of History, subject to availability of space) and those offered by other universities.

Here you find the optional MA courses offered by the History department of Leiden University:

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

First Semester (Fall Semester)

Literature Seminar

Debating the Ancient Economy 10
Understanding the archives 10
Globalization and Empire 10
Maritime History 10
Current debates in medieval and early modern history I 10
Migration and Integration 10
Essential Readings in Economic History 10
Political Culture and National Identities 10
Political Debate 10
Essential Readings in Economic History 10

Research Seminar

Between Jerusalem and Rome: Judaism and Christianity in the First Century 10
“Will there be children?” Procreation, religion and sexuality in the ancient world 10
Bugging scandals in the Dutch East Indies; The archives as places of secrecy. 10
Economic development and social change in Southeast Asia 10
Seminar in African History: Conceptualisations and Practices of Peace in Post-Colonial Africa 10
Captain’s of Industry. Dutch Ship Builders and Ship Building Industry since World War II 10
Early Modern Encounters: Money, Migration, Microbes 10
Local lordship in the Central Middle Ages (900-1200) 10
A Tale of Cross-Culturalism: Religion, Trade and Empire in World History 10
Success or Failure? Migrants and social-economic networks in cities 1750-2000 10
Seeking Asylum: A History 10
The Belgian Revolution and the volunteers of 1830-1831 10
Post-war Europe. Ideas, Ideologies and Practices of Rebuilding a Devastated Land, 1945-1955 10
The American Civil Rights Movement 10
‘Poldermodel’: democracy in the Low Countries 10
Revolutionary movements in modern Western society 10
Rhetorical Fireworks: a Canon of Dutch Speeches 10
Stateformation and dynastic rule, 1300-1800 10
Epigraphy 10

Second semester (Spring Semester)

Literature Seminar

Roman North Africa: a stolen continent 10
Colonial and Global: Religion and Empire 10
Understanding the archives 10
Current debates in medieval and early modern history II 10
Migration and Integration 10
Political Culture and National Identities 10

Research Seminar

Germs and the city: hygiene, illness and mortality in the Roman metropolis 10
The Archaeology of Ancient Religions: Pagans, Jews and Christians 10
Numismatics 10
'Googling the archive'. Does digitisation of the archive transform the epistemological space for researchers? 10
Dutch Military Operations in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
Urban identities in medieval and early modern Europe 10
The Rise and Decline of American Empire 10
Nationality in Imperial and Soviet Russia 10
Between sage and wiseacre. Intellectuals and politics 10
Culture and conquest: the impact of the Mongols and their descendants. 10
Pen-pushers or servants of state? Bureaucrats in the eye of the beholder 10

Other optional courses