Things That Matter, Short Course | University of Groningen | Leeuwarden, Netherlands
5 days
250 EUR/full
250 EUR/full
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The Things That Matter programme at the University of Groningen addresses the tension between the materiality of sources and their digitization. 


Key facts

The recent advances of digital technology have created new modes of reproduction and forms of consumption that have substantially reshaped the concepts of ‘object’ and of ‘collection’ at the heart of cultural institutions such as libraries and museums.

The Things That Matter programme at the University of Groningen engages with key questions that arise from the study of the past in the digital age. 

These issues include the changing nature of objects such as books and scientific instruments as source materials; the history and practice of collections and collecting, digitization and its challenges, both technological and intellectual.

Learning outcomes

After this course you will be able to:

  • assess and to apply different theories and approaches, particularly in Digital Humanities Research, to your own research.
  • work in an international team during an intense study week.
  • present your own research and to comment constructively on research of your peers.

Programme Structure

About The Course:

  • The summer school brings together experts from both academia and the cultural heritage sector. Over the course of one week of intensive teaching, they will deliver lectures, lead seminars and hands-on sessions in libraries and museums, and supervise student-led projects and presentations. After 4 successful editions in Groningen, the summer school is now hosted by one of its partners; Uppsala University in Sweden.


Master students and PhD students working in the disciplines of History, Art History, Museum and Heritage Studies, Cultural Studies.


  • Karolina Andersdotter (Uppsala University)
  • Suzette van Haaren (University of Groningen)
  • Ragnar Hedlund (Uppsala University)
  • Richard Higgins (Durham University)
  • Anna Zara Lindbom (Uppsala University)
  • Daniel Löwenborg (Uppsala University)
  • Helen Norlin (Uppsala University)

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 5 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • Curriculum Vitae (max. 2 pages)
  • Motivation letter, clearly stating why you want to join this summer school, what you will bring to the school and what you hope to learn (max. 1 page)
  • Copy of degree

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.
  • EU/EEA

    250 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 250 EUR for the full programme during 5 days.

Living costs for Leeuwarden

700 - 1100 EUR /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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