Introduction

Who are we?

We are a team of architectural and urban historians, cultural heritage experts and consultants. We provide part of the course in the joint Bachelor of History of Art, Architecture and Landscapes, and offer a specialized Master track History of Architecture and Urbanism. 

Our team is part of the Expertise Centre Architecture, Urbanism and Health. The Centre is hosted by the University of Groningen and supported by the Faculty of Arts, the Faculty of Spatial Sciences, and the University Medical Centre of Groningen. The Expertise Centre explores the impact of architecture and urban design on public health.  

Our Master’s track provides students with a rich and varied introduction in the history and theory of architecture and urban planning. The collaboration with the Expertise Centre offers students the opportunity to specialize in either classical history and theory, architecture and urbanism as cultural heritage, the health impacts of architecture and urbanism, or a combination. 

Mission Statement

Our Master positions classical, object-based history and theory as the basis for addressing contemporary issues, notably in cultural heritage and issues related to the health impacts of architecture, urbanism and public health. Our students have a background in architectural history, urban history, architectural and urban design, the spatial sciences, urban studies, and history with a specialization in architecture and urbanism. A highly valued quality of our Master is the opportunity it offers students to pursue their own interests by creating personalized tracks. The Master offers a number of elective courses and invites students to choose their own topics in the mandatory courses.