This specialisation, which has a strong international appeal, explores the dynamic interaction between civilisations in global history.
We explore the question how worldwide political, economic, cultural and religious contacts have shaped processes of regional identity- and state-formation. The programme yields a strong comparative and connective perspective on transnational processes such as imperialism, colonialism, islamisation, modernisation and globalisation. Apart from this global, panoramic perspective, this specialisation offers intensive practical and in-depth training in the investigation of primary sources by the best scholars in the field. Due to the international appeal of the Leiden research- and scholarship-programme Cosmopolis you will be part of a truly international community of students and scholars. With unique documentation centres and libraries on Asia and Africa within reach, as well as easy access to the National Archives and the Royal Library in The Hague, the programme is able to offer you one of the most in-depth and complete studies on the history of European expansion and globalisation currently available in Europe.
Programme internationalization: * Studying abroad is optional.
This programme has a workload of 120 ECTS.
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