In this core module, you will gain insight into various heritage disputes (both current and past) and the political character of heritage sites and objects. Questions we will discuss are: Who appropriates heritage and why? With which symbolic and material aims? On whose initiative are memorials created? What distinguishes different memorial practices? Can heritage express multivocality and promote reconciliation? And which academic theories and research methods enable us to explore and explain these issues?
Master's Week: Meet & AskDiscover which programme suits you best (and whether the UvA is right for you). Find out in our Meet & Ask sessions, during which there will be a short presentation and you will be able to ask lecturers and students all your questions live. The next UvA Master’s Week will take place from 5 to 11 November 2022.
In case you have missed the Meet & Ask session during the Master’s Week, you can watch the recording here.
In the interview Anna will tell you more about Heritage and Memory Studies and why she chose this Master's programme.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I enrol in a Master's if I have not yet completed my Bachelor's?
We advise you not to wait until the registration deadline before enrolling in the Master's programme. The sooner you enrol, the sooner we can inform you about your admission. When you enrol, you are not required to immediately upload your degree certificate. If you have not yet obtained your degree certificate but are in possession of all the other application documents, you can go ahead and submit your enrolment. You will then have until 31 August to upload your Bachelor's degree. Please check out the Graduate School of Humanities website for the application procedure.
I have a different question concerning the application process. Who can I contact?
You will find this programme's admission criteria on the 'Application and admission' page. If you have any further questions, please contact the Graduate School of Humanities' Admissions Office.
What are my options after graduation?
After you have completed this programme, you can choose pursue an academic career or you can enter the job market. Please find more information on the 'Careers' page.
How do I go about finding housing in Amsterdam?
Finding housing in Amsterdam is often difficult because of the high demand with regard to student accommodation, but by starting your search on time and putting in some effort, students usually succeed at finding something. Many students find accommodation by word of mouth or social media. Please check out the page below for all of our information related to finding housing.
Is it possible to do this programme in part-time?
No, this programme can only be done in full-time.
When does the programme start?
Just like all of the other Graduate School of Humanities programmes, this programme will start in September. It is not possible to start at a different time.
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This blog is created by students from this Master's. Each year, a new cohort of students take over the site, share their thoughts, and reflect on the relationship between Heritage & Memory Studies and everyday life.
'Heritage allows us to visit the past. We 'read' cities and landscapes with the aid of clues derived from film and fiction. Of all of the cities in the Netherlands, Amsterdam has the most museums and listed buildings, all within a distance of roughly half a kilometre from each other. It is therefore a perfect location for academic research into heritage.'