Justyna’s summer had a great start this year: she was awarded the Humanities Education Award for her MA-course “Zorgen voor het zelf”. This award is an annual prize for inspiring and innovative BA and MA-course teachers.
According to the jury:
“The winning Master’s course Zorgen voor het zelf, taught by Justyna Wubs-Mrozewicz, is remarkable because of its scope and diversity: it comprises an entire millennium, from the Vikings through to the modern age, and it concerns the question of how, as a historian, you can study the relation between the individual and society by using social science theories. The human paradox – in which on the one hand, we want to belong to a group but on the other hand, we want to distinguish ourselves – has been interpreted differently throughout history. Students research the development of groups and individuals from a long, historical perspective in which they take economics, politics, religion and culture into account, too.”