Within the framework of a Marble project and an Honours programme the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences in association with the University Library aims to stimulate excellence with ‘On Expedition’.
Thirteen motivated bachelor students with a high grade point average engage in the study of early travel books. Specifically, they will work on their bachelor thesis and/or write an article. The travel books are selected from the University Library’s ‘Jesuits Collection’. This collection consists of some 260,000 volumes and comprises many lavishly illustrated travel books, most of which date from the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries.
- ‘Going on an Expedition’ – a ‘study trip’ with students to China, Japan and North America… a Marble-project of FASoS
(Maastricht University Kunst en Erfgoedcommissie website)
- On expedition in the Jesuit Library
(Library Wall news item 31 January 2013)