History of Belgium: 2nd Spring evening course

The statue of Ambiorix in Tongeren

Is Belgium really a ‘new’ country? Where does it come from? Why do we have a language barrier? Why is Belgium a federal state and how is it organized? These questions and many more will be answered during our history courses.

This Spring we will host two evening courses about the history of Belgium.

This 2nd course will take place on 4 Wednesday evenings, every two weeks. You will get a concise overview of the history of Belgium, from Roman times until our own.

The aim of this course is to provide each participant with a clearer view on Belgium’s history, as well as to provide a chance to interact with specialists and fellow course participants. For this reason places are deliberately kept limited.

The Spring evening course consists of 4 modules, each detailing a topic in Belgian history:

  1. The Low Countries from the Roman era to the present day: an historical and geographical overview of the consecutive political regimes of the Low Countries
  2. The history of Christianity in Belgium: early Christianity and the conversion of Clovis I – the Reformation and Counter-Reformation – present day Catholicism and secularism in Belgium
  3. An economic history of Belgium: From the prehistoric flint stone mines of Spiennes to our modern service and distribution economy
  4. Belgium Today: A brief history of the Belgian state organization and an overview of the constitutional changes since 1830 – the problem of the language barrier – the emergence of regional identities and the making of federal Belgium

When? May 4, May 18, June 1 and June 15,  2016. Courses take place in the evenings, from 19h until 21h30.

Where? Muntpunt, Brussels. Room Zinneke 2. Muntpunt is just a short walk away from Brussels central station. Nearby are a metro stop and an underground car park.

This course has already started, so registration is no longer possible. See you in one of our courses in the Autumn!