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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 1st 09.15 – 10.00 (students starting September 2015)
February 1st 09.15 – 10.00 (students starting February 2016)

If you have questions concerning this meeting or your plan of studies before this date, please contact the coordinator of studies Esther Buizer

Colonial and Global History

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Subverting Empire 10
New Imperial and Global History? Current Debates and Approaches 10

Research Seminar

Early Modern Encounters: Money, Migration, Microbes 10
The Invisible Hand. Colonial Collections Revisited 10
Treasures of the Sea: New Perspectives on Maritime History and Maritime Archeology 10
The State in Africa 10
Migrants, Criminals and Exiles: Urban Practices and Effects of Mobility, Containment and Exile, 1650-1900 10
Violent Transformation: The Decolonization War in Indonesia, 1945-1950 10
Institutions in World History: The State, Trade and Empire, 1500-1800 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
Imagining the Spanish Empire in Spain and the Americas 10
Culture and Conquest: the Impact of the Mongols and their Descendants 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10
Optional Courses (suggested by other departments) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Colonial and Global History) 0
MA Thesis History 30

Maritime History

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Maritime History 10

Research Seminar

Treasures of the Sea: New Perspectives on Maritime History and Maritime Archeology 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar (Maritime History) 0
MA Thesis History 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;
    2. To prepare students for an academic career and further education;
    3. 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
Cities, 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

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