During this 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.
This course is devoted to two specific themes: History (1) and Art (2)
Theme 1: Dutch Identity and History - We will start with several lectures that will give you insight in distinctive historical periods of Dutch history. Topics that will be discussed include: development of the Netherlands during the Middle Ages, the Dutch religious landscape and the prints and cartography of the Dutch Golden Age. We will make good use of the fact that the course is taught in the beautiful medieval city of Utrecht. You will be able to really step into history through a historical city walk and a visit to one of Utrecht's excellent museums.
The programme is open to students from all discipline. The course will focus on the humanities and social sciences.
This course introduces participants to the history of the Netherlands and Dutch art.
A minimum of: 7 lectures; 4 seminars; 1 day excursion; 1 exam; 1 certificate ceremony.
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