Second and Third year bachelor students participating in an honours programme.
Some very general knowledge of history is recommended, especially from the Early Modern Period and the 19th century.
At the end of the course the student can:
The natural sciences have a rich history, which is closely interwoven with other fields of knowledge such as geography, anthropology, economy and the arts. This course aims to introduce and illuminate that history in its context. Central is the question how humankind has viewed, researched and interpreted nature from about the sixteenth to the nineteenth century and how this relates to our present-day knowledge and attitude towards nature.
This story will be told using examples from the rich collection of the Artis Library, UvA (manuscripts, printed works and illustrations). Examples of natural researchers that will be discussed are Ulisse Aldrovandi, Maria Sibylla Merian, Carl Linnaeus, Alexander von Humboldt and Charles Darwin. The works these researchers created will be placed in their historical, social, philosophical and cognitive context.
The Artis Library also provides the research material for this course. Each student chooses a source from the rich holdings of the library (antique printed books, manuscripts, prints) and independently conducts a research, preferably viewed from their own disciplinary background and interests. This research results in a written and illustrated essay and/or a video essay for a wider audience. The essay is intended to be published via the blog of the Artis Library. All meetings will be held in the impressive historical surrounding of the Artis Library.
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Registration is possible for 2nd year (or higher) students participating in an Honours programme. The registration for the Honours courses will start on June 1, 10 am - June 4, 11 pm, You can register through the online registration form that will appear on Honoursmodules IIS (registration is NOT through SIS)
Placement will be at random and students will be informered about their placement in the week of June 21.
There is NO guarantee for placement if you register AFTER June 4, so make sure you apply on time!
For questions about registration please email to: Honoursemail@example.com
The IIS strives to reflect current societal issues and challenges in our elective courses, honours modules and degree programmes, and attempts to integrate the following Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in this course. For more information about these goals, please visit the SDGs website
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