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Ziekte door andere ogen/Disease through other eyes

Courses on location

Literature and Medicine on location

In 2014 we started with a course of one week given on location. In many novels in the field of literature and medicine the location of the novel plays an important role. One of the finest examples is The magic Mountain by Thomas Mann. The first course we developed was Beauty, disease and decay in Venice. After that we started a second course in Vienna. The courses are a mixture of class (discussing the novels), walks through the city and visits to interesting places.

These courses were initially developed for the Higher Education of the Elderly in Amsterdam, but they were soon made also available for the students of the Honour Program of both Amsterdam Universities. Starting in September 2017, this activity became an integral part of the VU Medical Center Literature and Medicine program. This means that we will offer more locations and more possibilities for these courses. For instance they can be shorter, more or less medical, and also in English, because at the moment these courses are in Dutch.

At this moment, the following courses are available:

Beauty, disease and decay in Venice.
Madness in Vienna
Patient in Paris
Thomas Mann 1: Buddenbrooks in Lübeck
Thomas Mann 2: The magic Mountain in Zürich and Davos
The suffering of Thomas Bernhard in Salzburg
Thomas Mann 3: Dr. Faustus in Polling and München.

In 2020 we will start with a course in Lisbon.

On demand, we can also make these courses available in English. Please contact us for more information!

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