- Amsterdam, Netherlands
- Program Type:
- Study Abroad
- Degree Level:
- Program Description:
Take a fresh approach to current debates surrounding notions of citizenship and belonging within postcolonial, post-Cold War Europe. This course focuses on the works of Caribbean and African diasporic thinkers who have engaged critically with European intellectual traditions and formulated an alternative genealogy for questions of citizenship and belonging in Europe. Their works offer a deeper understanding of the global interactions at key historical moments that shaped contemporary Europe.
Visits to the Tropenmuseum (Dutch National Museum of World Cultures) in Amsterdam, the Museum Volkenkunde (National Museum of Ethnology) in Leiden, Black Heritage Amsterdam Tours, and fieldwork trips.
- You understand the changing European polity and its links to colonial, postcolonial, and migration histories, including the histories of slavery; - You understand Amsterdam’s role as a major European urban centre, both historically and presently; - You are familiar with Dutch Caribbean intellectuals in relation to broader Black and Caribbean radical intellectual thought; - You are familiar with theoretical concepts about reframing the archive, both in Amsterdam and more generally.
- Setting Description:
- With over 180 unique nationalities, Amsterdam is a melting pot of cultures and embraces different cultures, religions, and lifestyles. 165 canals criss-cross the entire city, giving it its nickname ‘Venice of the North.’ The city also features more bikes than inhabitants! With a bustling creative industry, Amsterdam offers plenty of cultural activities and events throughout the year. In Amsterdam you can benefit from the advantages of a big city with enough quiet spots to kick back and relax.
- 1150 EUR. The tuition fee includes: • Airport pick-up service • Welcome goodie bag • Orientation programme • Course excursions • On-site support • Emergency assistance • Transcript of records after completion of the course
Additional Program Information
- Scholarships Description:
- The VU Amsterdam Summer School offers ten scholarships that cover the full tuition and housing fees of one course. Information about how to apply for the scholarship will be posted on the VU Amsterdam Summer School website.
Based on 2 Reviews
- Decolonizing Europe Summer School Course07/20/17
VU summer school has expanded my horizons exponentially. I have not just grown academically but as a person as well. The lecturers are experts in their field and drive you to achieve your best. Although intensive 'Decolonizing Europe' is an incredible
course which has helped me to develop a new way of thinking and looking at the world and I believe it will help me to achieve more moving forward in my academic career.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
- Great course, great experience08/24/15
It was my second time on a VU Amsterdam summer course, as I went on the Anne Frank in Amsterdam and Beyond summer course on 2014. But the experience this time was even better, as I took the Decolonizing Europe. The professors and professionals are great,
they really know the subjects and topics of the lectures given, and the other students were really nice as well. Also I had a great time on the university housing, Uilenstede, making contact and meeting people from all over the world. Besides that, I enjoyed field trips such as the one to the Tropenmuseum, which is a incredible place. I highly recommend everyone to go to Study Abroad Amsterdam at VU, as you probably will have the same great experience as I did.read moreBottom Line:Yes, I would recommend this to a friend