History of Belgium: Autumn courses

 

Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, 1563
Pieter Bruegel the Elder, The Tower of Babel, 1563: almost an allegory for today’s image of Belgium.

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 brand-new evening courses.

On 4 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 History of Belgium 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. This module presents the participants with a necessary framework.
  2. The history of religion in Belgium and the impact of religion on Belgium today.
  3. An economic history of Belgium: From the prehistoric flint stone mines of Spiennes to our modern service and distribution economy.
  4. Belgium Today: the Belgian state organization and the constitutional changes since 1830.

When?

1st evening course: September 13, September 27, October 11 and October 25, 2016. Courses take place from 19h until 21h30. Registration code “HB20160910“. Registration closes on September 11, 2016.

2nd evening course: October 6, October 20, November 8 and November 22, 2016. Courses take place from 19h until 21h30. Registration code “HB20161011“. Registration closes on October 4, 2016.

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.

Registration fee: € 395 incl. VAT. This includes all course materials, drinks and extras.

An early bird discount of €50 on the registration fee is valid until August 31, 2016 for the 1st course and until September 20, 2016 for the 2nd course.

You can register for this course here.