Reading Dutch for Historical Research

Mon 10 Feb 2020Fri 21 Feb 2020


WA Maritime Museum

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The West Australian Museum is pleased to announce that it will offer a special two-week adult learning course, Reading Dutch for Historical Research, at the Maritime Museum in February 2020. The course will be taught by Professor Robert Cribb of the Australian National University, a well-known historian of Indonesia.

Dutch is one of the most important European languages for undertaking research on Asian history and is especially important for the study of Indonesian society, culture and environment. This course focuses on the basic skills needed to read 19th and 20th century Dutch. Participants will learn basic pronunciation rules but there will be no attempt to teach conversational Dutch.

As part of a community learning partnership, we are pleased offer this course without charging an enrolment fee for participants to attend. Places are limited, and participants will be required to obtain a copy (at their own expense) of Dutch for Reading Knowledge as a textbook to undertake this short course.

Cost: No course fees required. Entry to the Maritime Museum is included.
Age: Adults
Bookings: Numbers are limited. Bookings essential on 1300 134 081 or via the button below.

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Further Details

  • Classes will run 9.30am - 12.30pm and 1.30pm - 4.30pm every weekday for two weeks.
  • Attendees will need to supply their own lunch and refreshments. Refreshments available daily on premises from Caffissimo.

Caption: Historical books on a library shelf

Credit: Thomas Kelley on Unsplash