In February 2013, Radboud University Nijmegen will start two English-language master programmes for history students. „Roma Aeterna“ for Roman, Byzantine and Mediaeval history; „Present(ed) History“ for those interested in modern history. Students with a BA in a related field with some background in history may also qualify for these programmes.
Our programmes have some unique features:
1. Classes and term papers are in English, but master's theses may be written in French, German or Dutch, too. (And in Italian in the Roma Aeterna programme.)
2. It is a new and coherent programme (no dual use of existing courses)
3. Students may begin their one-year master either in September or in February of each academic year. (February - only for the Presented History programme.)
4. Students looking for a semester abroad may opt for half a year in these master programmes.
- „Roma Aeterna“ for those interested in Roman, Byzantine and Mediaeval history. Roma Aeterna offers an in-depth examination both of the city of Rome and its role as the capital of the Roman Empire, and of the representation of the ‘idea’ of Rome throughout the centuries. The programme includes the status of Rome beyond the Middle Ages into the Renaissance and modern times as well.
- „Present(ed) History“ for those interested in modern history. This programme focuses on ‘historical memory’, the ‘construction of identities’, and the ‘use and abuse of narratives’. In recent years these new and dynamic approaches have inspired historians to look beyond the study of ‘history as such’. „Present(ed) History“ provides you with the skills and knowledge to reflect on and deal with the often strenuous relationship between present and history inherent in both academic debates and public images of the past.
If you are interested to study in the oldest city of the Netherlands, visit our website and download the flyer at:, please forward the flyer to them. (The flyer is also available at: http://www.ru.nl/publish/pages/657613/ru_flyer_roma_aeterna_en_presented_history_def_1.pdf
Dr. Lien Foubert, programme coordinator Roma Aeterna
Dr. Wim van Meurs, programme coordinator Present(ed) History
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