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The Rise of Modern Europe

Seize the opportunity to join a course hosted by two universities located in Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and German outlook on the history of Europe and help you understand the different factors that came to shape modern Europe. You will immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century.

Founding Europe: From Antiquity to the 19th Century

Join this online course from two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome and Utrecht! You will dive into the exhilarating history of Europe, from the rise of civilization in Antiquity to the modern era of the 19th century. Together, these courses will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the history of these cities and nations, as well as an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe.

The Making of Europe

Dive into the thrilling history of Europe and its role on the world stage, zooming in to three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The combination of three online courses, designed by three excellent European universities, will provide an overview of the history and workings of Europe. Immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture. This year we will offer this course in an online format. 

History of Art: Highlights in Germany and the Netherlands

This four-week course if offered in collaboration with the Freie Universität in Berlin. By combining studies from Utrecht and Berlin, you will be able to get a glimpse of several centuries of art history in Northern Europe, compare differences and similarities between the two sites, and join virtual visits to museums. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities both in the past and the present.

History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands

The Utrecht Summer School offers an opportunity to travel back in time, combining two cities that played a pivotal part in their country's art: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course enabling you to experience, discuss and learn about the artwork first-hand. Furthermore, you will develop an awareness of the historical context and a feel for the daily life of the period. 

History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights

This year, this track will be offered in an online format. The European Highlights combines a broad approach with profound analysis over the period of six weeks with lectures from Florence, Utrecht and Berlin. Seize this opportunity to travel back through time in only one summer! Upon completion, you will have experienced Western Art in broad strokes, and covered particular periods in great detail. The online course is highly interactive, and for a large part takes place, although digitally, in front of the original artworks.

The Making of Europe: From Middle Ages to Modernity

Taking the beautiful city of Utrecht as a starting point, this online course will bring you the opportunity to step into history. This historical journey, which illuminates Europe from the Middle Ages to the end of the 19th century, will help you to understand the many social, historical, religious and cultural factors that came to shape modern Europe. 

Dutch Culture: History and Art

During this online course you will be introduced to the rich cultural traditions developed in the Netherlands from the 17th Century to the present day in artistic fields such as painting, literature, poetry and film-making. The question of Dutch identity will be explored by placing the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art in a wider European Perspective. This will then lead to exploring traditions of literacy, cosmopolitanism, tolerance, its connections to the wider world, and the challenges that were encountered during periods of war and upheaval.