Curriculum 2019 - 2020: Course units for PhD and ReMa students

Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek / Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies

Curriculum 2019 - 2020: Course units for PhD and ReMa students

 

Dear members and associated members,

 

Below you will find the course program for 2019 - 2020. As you will see, a distinction is made between the basic program, so-called join-in courses, and relevant symposia and the like organized by participant universities.

 

For the basic program, Research Master students and PhD students (promovendi) can register by sending an e-mail to ozsmed@rug.nl. In order to register for the join-in courses and other activities, please contact the corresponding teachers and/ or coordinators at their university.

 

Since the office of the Research School has been moved from Groningen to Leiden, there will be a new e-mail address and website. These will be introduced in September/ October 2019.

 

A) INTRODUCTION

  • In the Program a distinction is made between the basic program, so-called join-in courses, and relevant symposia and the like organized by participant universities. In all three types of activities, ECTS points and/or certificates can be obtained.[1]
     
  • The basic program comprises a total of five courses, organized by the Research School, that have been purpose-developed for training and support of PhD students and Research MA students who specialize in Medieval Studies (history, art history, and literary history, in particular). The courses have a study load of 3-5 ECTS points. In addition, there are one or two symposia, organized by the Research School, whose active attendance can generate 1-2 ECTS points.
     
  • Join-in courses are MA-courses in medieval topics given in set MA-programs of the six participant universities of the Research School. On request, such courses are accessible for MA-students from other (Dutch) universities. Course loads and number of credit points to be obtained are usually between 5 and 10 ECTS (see course descriptions below).
     
  • Local symposia are symposia, master classes, workshops and the like that are organized throughout the year by medieval studies departments in the six Dutch universities participating in the Research School as well as in the associated Flemish universities (Ghent, Louvain, Antwerp). These activities are announced in the Research School’s (digital) News Letter. If not open events, they may be attended by request to the organizers, who are free to determine whether ECTS credits can be obtained (and, if so, how many and in what way).
     
  • Research MA-students and PhD students are wise to consult with their supervisors how parts of the Research School’s Course Program fit best in their own training and research plans.

 

B) BASIC PROGRAM
 

  1. ‘Introduction to Medieval Studies’

The course wants to offer an introductory survey of what is going on in the field of international medieval studies. It tries to answer such general questions as: what disciplines contribute to medieval studies; how can we get informed on the field; which are the leading international centers of education and research; what are fashionable themes and topics in medieval studies; what’s new in theory and methods of research; and what have Dutch universities to offer in all these respects?

 

Aimed at: Research MA-students and PhD students at the start of their programs resp. research projects.

Period & location: September-November 2019; six course days in total; 1 or 2 sessions with various classes in Leiden, followed by a tour along medieval studies departments of the other five participant Dutch universities as well as the Huygens/ING (6 days in total).

Course Co-ordinator: prof. dr. P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers (Leiden)

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

  1. ‘Foundations of Research – 1: Sources & Methods of Source Analysis’

The course offers researchers who are in the initial stage of their project the opportunity to reflect thoroughly on the primary sources they are going to use - in terms of typology, heuristics (theoretical) approaches, and methods of analysis – before specialists who first give short presentations on their own use of the same or similar source types.

 

Aimed at: Research MA-students and PhD-students in the initial stages of their research.

Period: second half of January 2020; one course week of 3-5 days (depending on the number of participants).

Location: course center (with 2-4 overnight stays)

Course Co-ordinator: Prof.dr. P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers (Leiden).

Course load: 3 ECTS

 

  1. ‘Foundations of Research – 2: Conceptualization, Research Questions, Composition’

The course offers PhD-students who are about halfway with their project the opportunity to have the complete lay-out of their project scrutinized by invited specialists in their field who are not their supervisors. A close and critical look will be taken at research questions, the (first, provisional) analysis of research results, and the design of the dissertation in the making. In preparation the participants turn in a complete draft of the Introduction of their dissertation.

 

Aimed at: advanced PhD-students.

Period: second half of June 2020; 1-2 full days (depending on the number of participants).

Location: Leiden University, Institute for History

Course co-ordinator: Prof.dr. P.C.M. Hoppenbrouwers (Leiden).

Course load: 3 ECTS

 

  1. ‘Material culture’

The course will be dealing with various kinds of material culture as sources for knowledge and research in Medieval Studies. A basic premise is that material sources are of the same level of relevance as other source types, such as written sources. With respect to relics of material culture, the questions of reliability and meaning are particularly fascinating. In addition, various types of material sources will be discussed and analyzed, varying from pictorial to archaeological remains, and from liturgical objects to buildings. Part of the course will be on site and museum visits, in Utrecht, but possibly also abroad (Rome?). 

 

Period: March-April 2020

Location: University of Utrecht.

Course Co-ordinators: prof. dr. A.F.W. Bosman (Amsterdam), dr. A.J.M. Irving (Groningen) en dr. M.L. Meuwese (Utrecht)

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

  1. ‘Medieval Latin’

The course trains medieval historians, art historians and literary historians in the practical reading of all sorts of source texts/source text types written in medieval Latin. The participants bring in texts from, or related to, their own research projects. Aim of the course is to considerably widen the use of primary sources in the practicing of medieval history, and through that to enlarge its effectiveness. A requirement for participation as a basic knowledge of classical Latin (secondary school-level).

 

Aimed at: Research MA-students (and PhD-students).

Period: May-June 2020; weekly class of 2 hours.

Location: Utrecht University

Course co-ordinator: prof. dr. E. Rose (Utrecht).

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

  1. ‘The Medieval Studies Day’

Yearly open day for all members of the Research School, including Flemish colleagues. By turns organized by one of the participant universities; sometimes by an associated Flemish university. Usually, the program comprises two keynote lectures around a chosen theme, followed (or preceded) by 10-20 short papers on a variety of subjects, presented in a number of parallel sessions by PhD students and/or tenured staff.

 

Aimed at: Research MA-students, PhD-students; other members of the Research School and Flemish associates.

Time: 8 November 2019 (date still has to be confirmed)

Place: University of Antwerp

Co-ordinators: prof. dr. P. Stabel and prof.dr. T. Soens

Course load (for Research MA-students only): 1 ECTS

 

  1. ‘Symposium’ [only to be held if the financial means will be adequate]

Two-day conference around an important (new) theme in Medieval Studies, e.g. in response to a high-profile new book whose author will be invited to give a keynote, which then will be followed by a number a ‘flanking’ papers and/or a masterclass.

 

Aimed at: Research MA-students, PhD-students; other members of the Research School.

Period: second semester 2019-2020

Location: to be determined

Co-ordinator:

Course load: 2 ECTS

 

C) Join-in courses (list per participating university, based on MA-programs 2019-2020)

 

C.1.1. (RU Groningen)

 

Script, Manuscript and Print in Middle Ages and Renaissance II

Teachers: prof. dr. S. Corbellini en dr. K. Heidecker

Period: [……], 3 hours p/week (tutorial)

Course load: […]

 

Writing, Editing and Mediating 3: From Manuscript to Printed Book

Teachers: dr. C. Dekker, dr. K.E.E. Olsen

Period: […], 3 hours p/week

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

From Writer to Reader: Editions and Editorial Practice

Teacher: prof. dr. S. Corbellini

Period: […], 2 hours p/week

Course load: […]

 

Digital Approaches to the Premodern World

Teacher: dr. A. van Steensel

Period: […], variable

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

C.1.2. (RU Nijmegen)

 

Ceremonies as Invented Tradition

Teachers: Rutger Kramer en Janneke de Jong

Format: research seminar (History; MA Ancient & Medieval Mediterranean)

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Wat is gotiek? Historiografie en interpretatieproblemen van een stilistisch begrip

Teacher: Kees van der Ploeg

Format: thematic class (Art History)

Period: semester 1

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Insulaire handschriften

Teacher: Kees Veelenturf

Format: project group (Art History)

Period: semester 2

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Exploring a Medieval English Manuscript in the Collection of the University Library

Teacher: Sándor Chardonnens

Format: seminar (History of Literature)

Period: semester 1

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

Archeologie van het Middeleeuwse boek

Teacher: Hans Kienhorst

Format: seminar (History of Literature)

Period: semester 1

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

Gek op boeken. Lezers en verzamelaars van Middeleeuwen tot nu

Teacher: Johan Oosterman

Format: seminar (History of Literature)

Period: semester 2

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

Magie en Religie. De vergeefse strijd van de kerk in de Middeleeuwen tegen magie en magiërs en het ontstaan van nieuwe religieuze bewegingen in de 19e en 20e eeuw

Teacher: Daniela Müller

Format: seminar (Religious Studies)

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

C.1.3. (U Leiden)

 

Administrative Revolution in the Netherlands (1300-1600)

Teacher: dr. R. Stein

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Pre-modern Cartography: Worldview and Territoriality

Teacher: dr. M.P. Ritsema van Eck

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 2

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

The Medieval in Middle-Earth: J.R.R. Tolkien and the Anglo-Saxon World’*

[*basic knowledge of Old English required]

Teacher: dr. M.H. Porck

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Long-Distance Romance: la transmission du roman courtois médiéval’*

[*no knowledge of French required]

Teacher: dr. K.A. Murchison

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Cantare gli eroi: sviluppi del poema epico-cavalleresco’*

[*course language Italian]

Teacher: dr. E.J.M. Grootveld

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Nederlandse dialogen van de dertiende eeuw tot nu: geschiedenis en gebruik’*

[*course language Dutch]

Teachers: dr. O. van Marion & dr. G. Warnar

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Middeleeuwen en Renaissance bij Couperus’*

[*course language Dutch]

Teacher: prof. dr. W. van Anrooij

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Literatuur en cultuur in Antwerpen (1300-1600)’*

[*course language Dutch]

Teacher: dr. G. Warnar

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 2

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Culture and Conquest: the Impact of the Mongols and their Descendants

Teachers: dr. G.R. van den Berg & prof. dr. J.J.L. Gommans

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 2

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

Culture and Society in the Medieval Muslim World’*

[*reading knowledge of Arabic required; contact teacher]

Teacher: dr. J. Bruning

Format: research seminar

Period: semester 2

Course load: 10 ECTS

 

C.1.4. (U Utrecht)

 

‘Research Seminar: Medieval History’
Teacher: Dr. R.M.J. Meens

Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 1, period 1

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Research Seminar: Medieval Literature’

Teacher: Dr. D.E. van der Poel

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 1, period 1

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

'The Potential of the Past: The Classical Tradition'
Teacher: Dr. F. van den Eijnde
Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 1, period 1
Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Latin Culture of the Middle Ages’
Teacher: Prof. dr. H.G.E. Rose
Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 1, period 1

Course load: 5 ECTS
*also as optional course

 

‘Early Medieval History and Pseudo-History in the Insular World I’

[It is assumed that students have sufficient knowledge of their primary language (Latin, Old English or Old Irish / Middle Welsh) to participate fully in the course.]
Teacher: Dr. M.P.J. Cole
Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 1, period 1

Course load: 5 ECTS
*also as optional course

 

‘Advanced Medieval History’
Teacher: Dr. R.M.J. Meens

Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 1, period 2

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Knowledge and Skills: Medieval Palaeography’

Teacher: Prof. dr. M. Mostert

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: Semester 1, period 2

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Media and Persuasion in Premodern Europe’
Teacher: Dr. K. Lavéant

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 1, period 2

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Early Medieval History and Pseudo-History in the Insular World II’

[It is assumed that students have sufficient knowledge of their primary language (Latin, Old English or Old Irish / Middle Welsh) to participate fully in the course.]
Teacher: Dr. A. Griffith
Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 1, period 2

Course load: 5 ECTS
*also as optional course

 

‘Medieval Written Culture 1’

Teacher: Prof. dr. M. Mostert

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 2, period 3

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Early Medieval Insular Religion’
[It is assumed that students have sufficient knowledge of their primary language (Latin, Old English or Old Irish / Middle Welsh) to participate fully in the course.]
Teacher: Prof. Dr. H.G.E. Rose
Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 2, period 3

Course load: 5 ECTS
*also as optional course

 

‘Early Medieval Insular Law’
[It is assumed that students have sufficient knowledge of their primary language (Latin, Old English or Old Irish / Middle Welsh) to participate fully in the course.]
Teacher: Prof. dr. P.C.H. Schrijver
Format: lectures + seminar
Period: semester 2, period 3

Course load: 5 ECTS
*also as optional course

 

‘Medieval Written Culture 2’

Teacher: Prof. dr. M. Mostert

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 2, period 4

Course load: 5 ECTS

 

‘Literature and Premodern Societies’

Teacher: Prof. dr. A.J. Hoenselaars
Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 2, period 4

Course load: 5 ECTS

*also as optional course
 

C.1.5. (Amsterdam - UvA)

 

'From Feudalism to Capitalism: Trade and Exchange in the Medieval and Early Modern Period.'

Teachers: Prof. dr. J. Symonds/ Dr. A.A.A. Verhoeven

Format: seminar
Period: semester 1

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

‘Money in Ancient and Medieval Society. An Archaeological View’.

Teacher: Dr. J.G. Aarts

Format: lectures + seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

'Middeleeuwse lezers en hun boeken'

Teacher: Prof. dr. I. van Renswoude

Format: seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

'Dante's Divine Comedy and its Contemporary Metamorphose'

Teacher: Dr. R.M. de Rooij

Format:  seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 12 ECTS

 

'The Power of Words in Medieval and Modern Europe'

Teacher: Dr. H.J. Borsje

Format: werkcollege

Period: semester 2

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

C.1.6. (Amsterdam - VU)

 

'Ancient and Medieval Philosophy: Mind and Body'.

Teacher: Dr. O.L. Lizzini

Format: seminar

Period: semester 2

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

'Middeleeuwse wijsbegeerte (Medieval philosophy)'

[Course language: English.]

Teacher: Dr. O.L. Lizzini

Format: seminar

Period: semester 1

Course load: 6 ECTS

 

See also: http://medievistiek.nl/course/PhD-Rema-Opleiding


[1] One ECTS point stands for a work load of 28 hours.

 

Onderzoekschool Mediëvistiek / Netherlands Research School for Medieval Studies, Postbus 9515, 2300 RA Leiden, e-mail ozsmed@rug.nl