[TimorLesteStudies] Course in Reading Dutch for Historical Research

Bu Wilson Bu.Wilson at anu.edu.au
Thu Dec 3 08:26:44 EST 2009

Call for Applications

Reading Dutch for Historical Research

an intensive residential course on Kangaroo Island, 14 June to 3 July 2010

The course fee will cover:
accommodation for 19 nights on Kangaroo Island
most breakfasts and lunches
some materials
transfer to & from Adelaide at the beginning & end of the course
12 November 2009
Applications are invited for a limited number of places in an intensive
residential course 'Reading Dutch for Historical Research', to be held on
Kangaroo Island, South Australia, from Monday 14 June to Saturday 3 July
The course is intended for those needing a working knowledge of written
Dutch for professional purposes, including the study of Asian history. The
course is open to academics, professionals and current and intending
postgraduate students. The timing of the course will allow participants to
stay on in South Australia to attend the 2010 Biennial Conference of the
Asian Studies Association of Australia http://www.adelaide.edu.au/asaa2010/.

The course fee will NOT cover:
travel to Adelaide
evening meals
personal expenditure, including travel insurance and excursions
textbook and dictionary (details of materials to be purchases will be
provided later)
Places in the course will be allocated on a first-come, first served basis
We hope to be able to make a firm offer of places in early February 2010

Participants in the course will receive instruction in reading Dutch
historical tests, especially from the period 1850-1950. There will be some
attention to correct pronunciation, but no formal teaching of conversational
Dutch. Completing participants should be able to read complex academic and
bureaucratic Dutch texts with the aid of a dictionary.
No prior knowledge of Dutch will be assumed, but it is expected that most
participants will have had prior experience in learning another language and
will be familiar with the need for private study to supplement classroom
The instructor for the course will be Dr Bruce Donaldson, formerly of the
University of Melbourne, author of the standard text Colloquial Dutch.
The course will be supported by a prospective grant from the Nederlandse
Taalunie, the international organization supporting the worldwide teaching
of Dutch http://taalunieversum.org/taalunie/, and by a grant from the
Australia-Netherlands Research Collaboration http://www.aust-neth.net/.
These grants would allow the cost of participation to be set at $500 ($200
for students).

Bu Wilson
Centre for International Governance and Justice,
Regulatory  Institutions Network (RegNet,  College of Asia and the Pacific, 
Australian National University, 
Canberra   ACT   0200 

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