The program kicks off on the 3rd of July with an introduction week in Utrecht. During this week you will learn how to do interdisciplinary research and team up with your fellow group members and supervisor from Rome, Florence, or Athens. The week will consist of lectures, workshops, group work, excursions, and site visits, elements of which will be tailor-made to the city you applied for. During this introduction week, 100% attendance is mandatory.
The ‘field work’, i.e. the research and writing you do on location will take place between the 17th and 28th of July. In general, it is expected of you and your group to operate autonomously. Your assigned supervisor is there to steer you in the right direction, challenge you if needed, introduce you to local stakeholders, and suggest relevant literature (which might also be assigned before the introduction week commences, to give you a head start).
More information on the institute in Rome and its focus on cultural heritage, tourism, and ecology.
More information on the institute in Athens and its focus on cultural management, heritage tourism, and ancient technologies.
More information on the institute in Florence and its focus on the relationship between art and science during the Renaissance.
Please keep in mind, the choice you make should not just be based on the preference for a city or country (it is not a holiday), but should be motivated by your research interests and ambitions.