Training program Onderzoekschool Politieke Geschiedenis (OPG) for research masters / Research School Political History (RSPH) 2018-2019
Course: What is Political History ?
Supervisors: dr. Peter van Dam en dr. Jeroen van Zanten (University of Amsterdam)
Dates: 5, 12, 19, 26 February, 7, 14, 21 March 13.00 - 15.00 hrs.
Location: Oudemanhuispoort D1 18A Amsterdam
Credits: 5 or 6 ECTS
Registration: before 1 December 2018 (email@example.com)
Participation is free of charge for Research Masters who are registered with the RSPH.
In this course, students explore theories and concepts relevant to the history of politics, on the basis of an analysis of a number of major texts. Attention will be paid to the conceptualization of key concepts, e.g. politics and the political, power, institutions, political action, political culture, political organization, state and the regime. Furthermore, the national, inter- and transnational nature of political history will be studied. The use of concepts and theories will be investigated by applying them to specific episodes in history.
Summer School New European Political History
Supervisor: prof. dr. Wim van Meurs (Radboud University Nijmegen)
Dates: June 24-28 2019
Location: Nijmegen (24-26 and 27) and Brussels (26-27)
Credits: 4 - 7 ECTS
Registration: before 1 March 2019 (firstname.lastname@example.org)
Participation is free of charge for Research Masters which are registered with the RSPH. Other Research Masters may register as well.
The aim of the Summer School is to develop knowledge, insight and research skills in political history with a focus on the history of the European Union. Specific attention is paid to developing skills to deal with the tension between academic research and publishing for a wider audience in different types of (new) media. Added value is the networking opportunities with staff and other students. If you consider writing a PhD, it is recommended to attend the Summer School.
The Summer School includes a two-day excursion to Brussels (open to PhD students, too): lectures at EU institutions, a think tank, the Permanent Representative of the Netherlands and a lobby organization as well as visits to the Parliament, the House of European History and the Commission's historical archives.