History of Belgium: special Spring course during school hours

Inauguration_de_la_statue_de_Charlemagne_à_Liège
“Inauguration de la statue de Charlemagne à Liège” (1868)

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 history courses.

As of this spring 2016 the history of Belgium will be explained in our two evening courses, and now also in this special course, taking place during school hours.

This “school hours”-course will take place on 4 Thursday mornings. 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 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 19, May 26, June 2 and June 9,  2016. Courses take place in the mornings, from 10h30 until 13h00.

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 for this course is no longer possible. See you in one of our courses in the Autumn!