ACTC in Europe


Amsterdam University College (AUC) in the Netherlands has become the home for ACTC’s endeavours in Europe. We would like to provide a special thanks to dean Prof. dr. Martin van Hees and his management team for supporting this initiative. Universiteit van Amsterdam


Association for Core Texts and Courses (ACTC)

P.O. Box 23634

1100 EC Amsterdam

The Netherlands


Past European Conferences


2015: Amsterdam University College, The Netherlands

The first Liberal Arts and Sciences and Core Texts Conference took place at Amsterdam University

College from 11-12 September 2019. Welcoming guests from around the world, the conference was a great success in opening a dialogue about the role of core texts in a liberal arts and sciences education and was exemplary of AUC’s ongoing  commitment to making an innovative contribution to Dutch higher education. For more information, see:

2017: Winchester University, United Kingdom

2019: University of Navarra, Spain

The III European Liberal Arts and Core Texts Education Conference took place at the University of

Navarra in Pamplona, Spain from 17-19 October, 2019. The theme was “Caring for Souls: Can Core

Texts Educate Character?”. The Core Curriculum Institute at the University of Navarra welcomed a

large number of academics from liberal arts and sciences institutions across the world for lively

conversation and discussion. For more information, see:


"Literature and Character Education in Universities"

"Back to the Core"

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