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The Rise of Modern Europe

Seize the opportunity to join a course hosted by two universities located in Utrecht and Berlin, and travel back in time! The two parts of this programme will provide you with an exciting Dutch and German outlook on the history of Europe and help you understand the different factors that came to shape modern Europe. You will immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture from the Middle Ages to the end of the twentieth century.

Founding Europe: From Antiquity to the 19th Century

Join this online course from two of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome and Utrecht! You will dive into the exhilarating history of Europe, from the rise of civilization in Antiquity to the modern era of the 19th century. Together, these courses will provide you with a thorough knowledge of the history of these cities and nations, as well as an exciting overview of the history and workings of Europe.

The Making of Europe

Dive into the thrilling history of Europe and its role on the world stage, zooming in to three of the most exciting cities of Europe: Rome, Utrecht and Berlin! The combination of three online courses, designed by three excellent European universities, will provide an overview of the history and workings of Europe. Immerse yourself in Europe’s history and culture. This year we will offer this course in an online format. 

European Encounters: The Baltics in the European Union

The Baltic States share an intricate history of repression and liberation and are now thriving culturally and economically. Learn about the history and identity of these countries and their connection to the European Union over the course of six inspiring and educational weeks. From lectures to company visits, from museums to the European parliament, you will have a diverse and unforgettable experience in these three distinct yet interconnected countries.

European Encounters: Diversity and Integration from West to East

This track is a joint programme on European integration by the Utrecht University’s Summer School and the International Summer University of the University of Tartu. The aim of the course is to introduce the diversity and unity of European Identities, the European Union, (shared) foreign policy and new challenges. The course will dive into the different and diverse identities that can be found in Europe, and provide insight into Estonia, going from the past to the future.

Doing Business in Europe (extended)

This track offers three different yet complementing approaches to the world of business from a European perspective. First, you will be introduced to the European Union and its historical, social and economic developments. Next, we will widen our view and look at the European Union as a business network. A visit to Milan, fashion capital of Europe, is included. Lastly, you will obtain hands-on practice in running a company; using your knowledge of the past weeks. In the end, you will have gained multiple new insights into the practice of doing business in Europe!

History of Art: Highlights in Germany and the Netherlands

This four-week course if offered in collaboration with the Freie Universität in Berlin. By combining studies from Utrecht and Berlin, you will be able to get a glimpse of several centuries of art history in Northern Europe, compare differences and similarities between the two sites, and join virtual visits to museums. You will have the chance to explore the art scenes of these two vibrant cities both in the past and the present.

History of Art: Relations between Italy and the Netherlands

The Utrecht Summer School offers an opportunity to travel back in time, combining two cities that played a pivotal part in their country's art: Florence and Utrecht. This highly interactive course enabling you to experience, discuss and learn about the artwork first-hand. Furthermore, you will develop an awareness of the historical context and a feel for the daily life of the period. 

History of Art: A Thousand Years of European Highlights

This year, this track will be offered in an online format. The European Highlights combines a broad approach with profound analysis over the period of six weeks with lectures from Florence, Utrecht and Berlin. Seize this opportunity to travel back through time in only one summer! Upon completion, you will have experienced Western Art in broad strokes, and covered particular periods in great detail. The online course is highly interactive, and for a large part takes place, although digitally, in front of the original artworks.

The Making of Europe: The Long 20th Century

This online course will identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss current challenges which Europe is facing. This course provides an overview of the political, socio-economic, and cultural developments that shaped Europe in the long 20th century. We will try to identify the democratic values that have shaped the rebirth of Europe and discuss the challenges present-day Europe is faced.

The Making of Europe: Rise of Civilization

Although this course will be offered in an online format, we will bring you to the heart of Rome during this course, where you will learn about the political, social and religious history behind the Roman Empire, the Middle Ages and the birth of the Renaissance and Baroque. You will study the astonishing Italian accomplishments from the ancient to the early modern era. 

Estonia: Economic Innovation and Baltic Regional Security

Relations between the EU and Russia went through its ups and downs over the course of the last decades. In order to have a better grasp of these dynamics, we have to look back and understand the nature of bilateral interactions and the setup of institutional framework established between the two entities. The summer school programme will introduce students to the institutional framework of EU and Russia relations. The recent crisis in Russia’s relations with the United States and the European Union has aggravated the tendency to view Russia through the prism of stereotypes.

Latvia: The Baltic States and its Neighbouring Powers

In this course you will discover what happens when a small country has big neighbouring countries. How far do their influences stretch? Besides impacting the history and culture of a country, what other effects occur? You will explore topics such as business ethics and corruption, humour as a communication tool, manipulation of social groups, emotions and their impact on large groups, influence of music, the history and cultural heritage of the Russian Old Believers, the Soviet ethnic policy and its consequences for Latvia.

Art in Germany from the Middle Ages to the 20th Century

Throughout this online course, we will focus on the circumstances that shaped the production and reception of German art during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. During this long period, the formation of a German nation state and the problematic notion of a German national identity became connected to the question of a German style and artistic ‘expression’.