Making History fun since day one!
What does HistoryCo do? We believe that History does not only have a place inside the classroom, but can be brought outside and made more accessible to the wider UCU community. As a committee, we therefore seek to introduce it in a more informal and, above all, approachable and fun way! HistoryCo does this by engaging in historical dialogue through various settings and activities.
We bring historical events to UCU, ranging from Personal Histories where students from different backgrounds talk about life and historical events that are/were relevant and personal to them and their families, to interesting lectures organized in cooperation with the amazing UCU staff. Also, something that is important to the historical grounds of UCU and our community, the annual National Remembrance Day commemoration on the Quad.
We do not only bring history to UCU, but we also take students out of the campus gates by organizing trips and excursions to historical destinations and museums. Previous excursions have included a visit to an exhibition on the Indonesian Independence at the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, and a visit to the Royal Museum of Middle Africa in Brussels. These were opportunities to learn more about the colonial past, the people it has affected, and efforts to rebuild and reconcile.
The latter excursion was a collaboration with PoliticsCo. And, this is not the only collaboration HistoryCo has done. We have learned that teaming up with other committees is a great way to organize even cooler and larger events. For example, we organized a lecture with LawCo about transitional justice within the context of the Demjanjuk Trial, and held the “Pretentious Pubquiz” with PubquizCo where other small academic committees sent in their questions on their related fields!
We’ll see you at our next event! If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org and check out our Facebook for upcoming events!