400122 :Regionale geschiedenis in Brabant I: een verkenning
(Regional History of Brabant I: An Exploration)

General info

Instruction language Dutch
Type of Instruction 13 Lectures and an excursion (Lecture schedule)
Type of exams Oral examination by appointment (No data available yet)
Course load:6 ECTS credits


prof. dr. A.J.A. Bijsterveld (Coördinator)


The course aims at introducing students to the history of (North-)Brabant and to the assumptions, backgrounds and methods of regional historical and etnological research, applied to the Dutch province of Noord-Brabant.


By means of examples taken from Brabant history the students will be introduced in the study of the region's past and popluar culture. The focus will be on the interplay between the creation of an image of the Brabant past and the creation of the contemporary Brabant identity. The cousre also includes an overview of the history of (North-)Brabant from prehistoy to present. The course consists of 13 lectures and an excursion

Compulsory Reading

  1. Jan van Oudheusden, Verhalen van Brabant. Geschiedenis en erfgoed in tien tijdvakken, Zwolle: Uitgeverij Waanders, 2011, ISBN 978-90-400-7780-7.