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Culture, Arts & Religion

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Beyond Horizons - Migrant and Minority Literature

This summer school will examine the function and meaning of cultural transfer as an important tool to build up sustainable societies. Special attention will be paid to minorities and migrants.

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Creating a Climate for Change

This summer school on challenges in sustainability education aims to share exciting and develop new ideas through series of participatory and interactive workshops.

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Development Studies

The contemporary evolution of African societies cannot be understood on the basis of data and statistics only, but needs analyses of their histories, social structures, and people’s views and actions. Therefore this Summer School offers dialogue with experts, lectures, first-hand experience of living in a village, and intensive fieldwork research among the population.

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Discovering Holland

In this summer school, students will get to know the Netherlands better and gain insights in the working of this, as it is often perceived, well organized country. Through lectures and subsequent discussions students will be introduced to the main developments in Dutch Politics, Economics, History, and Culture.

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Food from Field to Fork

This summer school is aimed at broadening and deepening your knowledge of traditional crop processing and food preparation. Engaging you with key questions arising from the archaeobotanical study of past food practices.

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Illicit Trade

This unique summer school pierces the vale of secrecy around these issues and teaches students about illicit financing and trading; not only through theory and book study, but by learning the actual practices and techniques criminals, terrorists, and dictators use to obscure their profits and evade accountability for their actions, and the corresponding techniques to counter them.

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Intercultural Competence

Intercultural competence is considered one of the top 10 work skills needed for the workforce of 2020. During this structured training participants will gain a deeper insight into their own culture and get the knowledge and skills needed to communicate effectively across cultures.

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Intercultural Competence - The Expert Series

This summer school is designed for those who are curious and wish to develop specific abilities to foster intercultural sensitivity and bridge differing cultural systems. With an emphasis on using developmental approaches to decrease learner resistance, the offered programme will cover everything from distinct thinking and communication styles to intercultural training methods and resources.

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Law, Literature and Human Rights

What image of human rights can Law and Literature offer? This summer school seeks to explore human rights as a cultural phenomenon in which jurisprudence and literature intertwine.

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Law & Literature, c. 1150-1550

This intensive seminar introduces MA and PhD students to law and literature in medieval and early modern England.

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Old Frisian: Anglo-Frisian Connections

Whereas Old English is taught and studied widely, Old Frisian seems to be a well-hidden secret, studied and taught by a just a handful of experts. This summer school aims to unveil some of the linguistic and historic connections between the two 'Anglo-Frisian' languages.


Things That Matter

This fifth edition of the highly successful summer school addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. The summer school engages with key questions that arise from the study of the past in the digital age.

Last modified:09 October 2019 11.08 a.m.