In this interdisciplinary specialisation you will learn to contextualise medical ideas within their time and culture and to analyse a diverse range of sources, including historical artefacts, comics and films, medical texts and health journalism publications. Drawing on methods from across disciplines, you will broaden your access to tools of investigation beyond the written word to also include the sounds, smells, and the look and feel of the past, as well as its lessons and legacies in the present day.
Learn from our experts
The specialization courses are taught by staff from the department of Cultural History (dr. Caro Verbeek and dr. Ab Flipse) and the Chair of Medical History (prof. dr. Manon Parry), as well as by a variety of guest lecturers from universities and medical centres in the Netherlands.
A variety of perspectives
Your fellow students will come from a broad range of backgrounds and disciplines, ranging from historians to physicians in training to former patients and healthcare workers. This will give you the opportunity to learn from a wide variety of perspectives while you critically reflect on issues of great human significance, from birth to death.
The start date of this programme is September 1st.