Challenging eternity

World heritage, urbanistic interventions and the city of Rome

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International graduate course in Rome


Rome is one of the oldest cities in Europe and its cultural heritage embodies classical and modern ideals, which have left their imprint on the city. But its appearance and structure are also shaped by the daily realities typical of an ever expanding
Mediterranean metropolis. Rome is a city of contrasts where old and new, past and present, come together and sometimes clash.

Study the complex interrelations between urban development, politics and the preservation and transformation of cultural heritage in the Eternal City.

Highest ratings in student evaluations

Since the first edition of Challenging Eternity, in 2012, the course has attracted hundreds of students from all over the world. Student evaluations have invariably been extremely positive, with highest scores, much above the average, for course content, organisation, lecturing and assignments.

Registration and deadline application 3 December 2017

The course is a joint initiative of CLUE+, the Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome (KNIR) and the master Heritage Studies at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. It is open for credit to 20 students from the Netherlands and abroad (in particular Master and Research Master students), with an interest in the relation between Archaeology, (Art and Architectural) History, Heritage Studies and Urban Planning and Urban or Landscape Design.

Student can apply via the KNIR website. Include in your application a letter of motivation, a cv and a recent list of grades officially provided by your university.

The deadline for application is 3 December 2017. Selection (of a maximum of 20 students) will close before December, 16.

More information

Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam/CLUE
Ms Rita Hermans MA,
phone +31 (0)20 59 82876

KNIR, Royal Netherlands Institute in Rome
Ms Agnieszka Konkol,
phone: +39 063269621



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