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History: Colonial and Global History (including Maritime History)

New MA students (including those still in the admittance procedure) are required to attend the MA Introduction.
September 9th from 10:00 till 12:00, Lipsius 05 (students starting September 2016)
January 26th, from 10:00 till 12:00 students starting February 2017
(for more information please contact the coordinator of studies Esther Buizer

Colonial and Global History

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

The Muslim World as the Crossroads of Asia, Africa and Europe 10
Globalization and Empire 10
Maritime History 10

Research Seminar

Portals of Globalization: Exchanging Money, Goods and Ideas in Early Modern Port Cities (1500-1800) 10
House of Glass: Bureaucracy and Bureaucrats in the Dutch East Indies 10
Mapping the Ocean, 1550-1750 10
Negotiating Power in Africa 10
The Fringes of Enlightenment: Colonialism and Society in Asia, 1750-1850 10
Violent Transformation: The Decolonization War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
European Overseas Commercial Companies, 1600-1750: Bringing Back the Human Agency Perspective 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
Culture and Conquest: the Impact of the Mongols and their Descendants 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Colonial and Global History) 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 30

Maritime History

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Maritime History 10

Research Seminar

Mapping the Ocean, 1550-1750 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Maritime History) 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 30

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Objectives

The programme has the following objectives:

    1. To enable students to acquire academic knowledge, understanding and skills, and train them in the use of scientific methods in the field of history;
    1. To enable students to develop the following academic and professional skill:
    • Independent academic reasoning and conduct,
    • The ability to analyse complex problems,
    • Academic reporting;
    1. To prepare students for an academic career and further education;
    1. To prepare students for a career outside academia.

Programme

The Master programme in History (60 EC) offers you the chance to determine a study based on your own particular interests and ambitions. With several specialisations on offer – each containing a number of specific subjects – you will pay specific attention to the development of theories on historical processes, historiography and methodology of historical research.

Structure

  • Literature Seminar 10 EC

  • Research Seminar 10 EC

  • Optional Course 10 EC

  • Thesis, Thesis Seminar and Exam 30 EC

Specialisations

The Master History programme has the following specialisations:
Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Europaeum Programme – European History and Civilisation: Leiden-Oxford-Paris Programme
Cities, Migration and Global Interdependence
(with subtracks Economic History & Governance of Migration and Diversity)
Colonial and Global History
(with subtrack Maritime History)
Political Culture and National Identities
(with subtrack Political Debate)

Requirements for graduation in the specialisation

Masterlanguage

The language of instruction and examination of the programme is English and Dutch. Students are expected to have an adequate command of the language of instruction of the programme.

Coordinator of studies

Esther Buizer