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History: Colonial and Global History (including Maritime History)

Be aware that this is the 2018-2019 MA History programme. Students who started their programme before September 2018 need to adhere to the academic requirements of their (older) programme.

In the first semester, the student takes a Literature Seminar (10 EC) and two Research Seminars (20 EC), at least one of which within their specialisation.

In the second semester, the student has the opportunity to fill the Optional Course (10 EC) with several options (see Optional Course below), and has to write a Thesis (20 EC). Throughout the year, students are obliged to participate in the Thesis Seminar of their specialisation.

The student must get in touch with the Coordinator of Studies if any deviations from the ideal study plan occur.

Colonial and Global History

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Navigating History: New Perspectives on Maritime History 10
Circulation of People, Commodities and Ideas in the Indian Ocean World (1500-1800) 10
Decentering Global History 10

Research Seminar

An archival VOC mentality? Archival issues in an early-modern Dutch-Asian context 10
The Business of Empire: Colonial and Imperial Entrepreneurship, 1415-1974 10
From Dawn to Sunset: The Rise and Fall of Iberian Empires, 1415-1999 10
Maritime treasures. Diving into maritime history and archaeology 10
Negotiating Power in Africa 10
You Are What You Eat: Gender, Class, Ethnicity and Food Culture 10
Asian Events in Early Modern European Sources: Information Transfer and Genres in the Production of Knowledge 10
Connecting Dreams: Europe in Africa, Africa in Europe 10
The Decolonization War in Indonesia, 1945-1950: Written and Oral Sources 10
Culture and Conquest: the Impact of the Mongols and their Descendants 10
Decolonizing orientalism, religion and heritage practices in colonial and postcolonial Indonesia. Local and global dimensions 10

Optional Courses

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

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 20

Maritime History

Vak EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Literature Seminar

Navigating History: New Perspectives on Maritime History 10

Research Seminar

Maritime treasures. Diving into maritime history and archaeology 10
Asian Events in Early Modern European Sources: Information Transfer and Genres in the Production of Knowledge 10

Optional Courses

Optional Courses (MA History) 10

MA Thesis

MA Thesis Seminar 0
MA Thesis History & Final Exam 20

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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;
* 2) To enable students to develop the following academic and professional skill:
Independent academic reasoning and conduct,
The ability to analyse complex problems,
Academic reporting;
* 3) To prepare students for an academic career and further education;
* 4) 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 I (within specialisation) 10 EC
Research Seminar II (within department of History) 10 EC
Optional Course 10 EC
Thesis, Thesis Seminar and Exam 20 EC

Specialisations

The Master History programme has the following specialisations:
Ancient History
Archival Studies
Europe 1000-1800
Europaeum 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)

Coordinator of Studies

Send an e-mail to mahistory@hum.leidenuniv.nl.