25 October 2018 from 13:00 to 17:30

Master Class Citizenship Discourses: An Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Perspective

On Thursday 25 October 2018 a Master Class will take place on Citizenship Discourses: An Interdisciplinary and Diachronic Perspective. This masterclass is part of the NWO VICI Project Citizenship Discourses in the Early Middle Ages, 400-1100, guided by Prof. Els Rose (2017-2022). 

Citizenship discourses

During the Master Class the members of the VICI-team will present their individual sub-projects. In a variety of topics and forms all team-members study citizenship discourses in the period between the end of the Roman Empire in the West and the development of medieval urban culture around the beginning of the second millennium. Their presentations will be followed by responses by the Masters.

After the Master Class Cédric Brélaz, Professor of Ancient History at Fribourg University, Switzerland, will provide a plenary lecture in the Lecture Series 2018-19 organised by the Utrecht Centre for Medieval Studies.


Merel de Bruin-van de Beek MA
Kay Boers MA
Dr. Robert Flierman
Dr. Megan Welton


Prof. Dr. Josine Blok, Utrecht University
Prof. Dr. Cédric Brélaz, Université de Fribourg, Switzerland
Prof. Dr. Barbara Oomen, University College Roosevelt/Utrecht University
Prof. Dr. Maarten Prak, Utrecht University


13.00 Introduction
13.15 Master Class round 1
14.30 Master Class round 2
15.45 Break
16.00 UCMS lecture by Cédric Brélaz: “Competing citizenships in the Greek-speaking provinces of the Roman Empire: communis patria vs local patris”
17.30 Closing

Practical information

The Master Class is open to all, including students. RMA-students and PhDs are particularly welcome to attend both the Master Class and the following lecture.

Start date and time
25 October 2018 13:00
End date and time
25 October 2018 17:30