Contrasting to the workshops, the study module is more concerned with a theoretical approach to the EMEE concept, although it goes without saying that practical exercises are used frequently during the practice sections, which usually also give students an opportunity to consider the link to museums in their own vicinity.

The first 3 of 15 sections of the study module focus primarily on the basic questions of the EMEE concept, such as the theory of multiperspectivity in the academic discipline of History Didactics, the key elements of EU policies concerning the cultural heritage in Europe as a factor of social integration, or the question of concepts of ‘European identity’ and how they are related to the varying regional, national and cultural identities of European citizens.

The following sections of the study module include topics that, similarly to the Toolkits, focus on different key aspects of the EMEE concept. The study module is characterized by the fact that every single section provides materials such as readings and exercises for students, which all make sure to define the aims of each section clearly and which also include PowerPoint presentations, as well as additional information for the instructor. Finally, each section offers extensive references to relevant secondary literature that makes it easier for both instructors and students to read up on the topics.

As a general rule, the study module can be employed effectively and irrespectively of the practical application of the EMEE concept as part of various educational (and/or vocational) purposes at universities, academies or universities of applied science that are related to museums, cultural history or History Didactics.


PLEASE NOTE: Each part of the study module can be downloaded as a ZIP file. To unpack ZIP files, an unpacking program is needed which can be downloaded as shareware, e.g. WinRAR, WinZip, 7-Zip. There are several platforms for free download in the web.



Study module – Intro [Download]

Lecture 1: Europe in the museum – Historical developments and current trends [Download]

Lecture 2: The EMEE project and its key concepts: ‘Europeanization’ and ‘Change of Perspective’ [Download]

Lecture 3: Eight ways to re-interpret museums objects from European/transregional perspectives [Download]

Lecture 4: Integrating multicultural Europe: Museums as Social Arenas [Download]

Lecture 5: Integrating multicultural Europe: Museums as Social Arenas [Download]

Lecture 6: Bridging the gap: Activation, participation and role modification [Download]

Lecture 7: Bridging the gap: Classwork Tool [Download]

Lecture 8: How to use scenography for the syaesthetic translation of perspectives [Download]

Lecture 9: How to use scenography for the syaesthetic translation of perspectives [Download]

Lecture 10: Social web and interaction [Download]

Lecture 11: The non-visitor [Download]

Lecture 12: Exemplary Units [Download]

Lecture 13: EuroVision Lab. ‘One object – Many Visions – EuroVisions’ [Download]

Lecture 14: Final presentation [Download]

Lecture 15: Final presentation and reflection [Download]