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070063 PS BA-Proseminar - Material culture and consumption in Europe in the early modern period (2022S)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung

An/Abmeldung

Hinweis: Ihr Anmeldezeitpunkt innerhalb der Frist hat keine Auswirkungen auf die Platzvergabe (kein "first come, first served").

Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 07.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 14.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 21.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 28.03. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 04.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 25.04. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 02.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 09.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 16.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Montag 30.05. 16:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Freitag 17.06. 15:00 - 20:00 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Samstag 18.06. 11:30 - 16:30 Seminarraum 7 Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Stiege 9 Hof 5
Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

In the first part of the pro-seminar we will study some introductory texts on the topic of material culture and consumption in Europe in the early modern period (ca. 1500-1800), with particular emphasis on its development in the eighteenth century. In this part of the course, we will define the field and examine the main characteristics and changes of the phenomenon in the period. Further, we will discuss some of the fundamental concepts and theories, which have defined the field and have greatly influenced the current scientific discussion. Finally, we will refer to the methodological approaches to the subject. We will read and discuss both general, introductory texts on the context and on the theoretical and methodological approach to the subject, as well as texts, which refer to specific case studies. In the second part of the seminar, we will discuss the sources historians use to examine the different aspects of the history of material culture and consumption in the early modern period, such as the history of diet, history of clothing or history of residency and private life. In the third and final part of the course, we will discuss the topics of the concepts of the students’ seminar papers in private sessions and the students will also present their seminar papers in a longer Workshop in the final weeks of the semester.
Apart from the main goal of the course, which is to familiarize the students with consumption history in Europe in the early modern period, the students should learn in this pro-seminar: a) to read, understand, evaluate and criticize scientific texts in English, b) to study both primary source material and secondary literature on a specific historical subject, c) to observe their source material though specific theoretical and methodological approach, d) to present their concepts and engage in a scientific discussion about them, d) to organize their work and formulate a scientific argument in form of a seminar paper.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Each week the students will read short texts (ca. 25 pages ) on the general parameters of the topic of the pro-seminar (20% of the grade).
During the semester they will also have to read one small text (ca. 20 pages) on a specific case study, which they will have to discuss with the group (10% of the grade).
Finally, they will write a seminar paper, which they will present at the final weeks of the semester (70% of the grade (19% presentation/51% essay)).

The students will be graded according to their engagement in reading the texts and participating in the discussion during the weekly sessions of the pro-seminar and according to the quality of the presentation of their concept and the essay they will submit at the end of the semester

Students can use every aids they want in writing their essays. However no plagiarism is allowed

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Attendance: You can miss max. 2 sessions. Attendance at the workshop is obligatory
Reading of literature every week and active participation in the discussion
Discussion of a specific topic or case study
Writing of a short summary of the concept of the seminar paper: Max. 3 pages 1.5 spacing, 12 font size.
Presentation of the seminar paper
Writing of a seminar paper: 40.000 characters (with spaces) (+/- 5%), absolute max. 15 pages, 1.5 spacing, 12 font size, including footnotes or endnotes, graphics and tables, title and content table. Bibliography is not included.
All these requirements must be fulfilled in order for the students to receive a passing grade.

Prüfungsstoff

There is no exam for this course.

Literatur

Short literature catalog:

Brewer, John, and Roy Porter, eds. Consumption and the World of Goods. Vol. 1. Consumption and Culture in the 17th and 18th Centuries. U.S.A. and Canada: Routledge, 1993.
De Vries, Jan. The Industrious Revolution: Consumer Behavior and the Household Economy, 1650 to the Present. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 2008.
Gerritsen, Anne, and Giorgio Riello, eds. Writing Material Culture History. London and New York: Bloomsbury, 2015.
Harvey, Karen, ed. History and Material Culture: A Student’s Guide to Approaching Alternative Sources. Second. New York and London: Routledge, 2018.
Hicks, Dan, and Mary C. Beaurdy, eds. The Oxford Handbook of Material Culture Studies. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2010.
Maegraith, Janine, and Graig Muldrew. “Consumption and Material Life.” In The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750, edited by Hamish Scott, 1: Peoples and Place:369–97. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2015.
McKendrick, Neil, John Brewer, and J. H. Plumb. The Birth of a Consumer Society: The Commercialization of Eighteenth-Century England. London: Europa Publications Limited, 1982.
Richardson, Catherine, Tara Hamling, and David Gaimster, eds. The Routledge Handbook of Material Culture in the Early Modern Period. London and New York: Routledge, 2017.
Ryckbosch, Wouter. “Early Modern Consumption History: Current Challenges and Future Perspectives.” BMGN – Low Countries Historical Review 130, no. 1 (2015): 57–84.
Trentmann, Frank. Empire of Things: How We Became a World of Consumers from the Fifteenth Century to the Twenty-First. UK: Allen Lane, 2016.

An extensive literature catalog will be uploaded on the Moodle platform at the start of the course.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: Do 03.03.2022 16:27