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070102 UE Guided Reading Osteuropäische Geschichte - Crimean History (2021W)

from the First to the Second Russian Annexation (1783-2014)

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


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


max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Montag 04.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 11.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 18.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 25.10. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 08.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 15.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 22.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 29.11. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 06.12. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 10.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 17.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital
Montag 24.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Montag 31.01. 12:45 - 14:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The Russian rhetoric of Crimea as a strategic and symbolic cornerstone of imperial dominance persists through the centuries, since the Russian annexation of the Peninsula in 1783, and is still discernable in the 2014 momentum of the Russian intervention in Crimea. This course offers an overview of the cultural, social and political history of Crimea after 1783 through the prism of its embedment into the history of the Russian Empire and the Soviet and post-Soviet history. Students will critically engage with contemporary sources, gain a thorough understanding of the imperial orientalist worldview, and deepen their understanding of nineteenth- and twentieth-century Russian history. Following a chronological thread, the sessions of the guided reading are dedicated to distinct topics: the Tatar and Karaite communities, educational and political reformism, imperial urban planning, emigration and deportation, legal framework, the discourse of the civilizing mission, Soviet nationalities policy.
The emphasis of this class lies on connecting the historical processes in Crimea with those unfolding in other (Muslim) regions in the Russian Empire and in the Ottoman Empire. Beside familiarization with the topics of Muslim identities and cultures within the Russian Empire, the guided reading allows thematizing the coexistence of multiple ethno-religious communities under imperial administration and the history of their integration and/or resistance. In preparation for the classes, students shall read the texts provided via Moodle and fulfill the assigned written tasks, as well as engage in discussions in larger and smaller groups. Besides, they shall deliver a presentation on a chosen topic and write a short final essay.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Active participation in this class consists of reading the required texts and in partaking in discussing them in class. In advance of each class, before 12:45 every Monday, students are asked to submit a short (around 250 words) synopsis of the read paper(s). This guided reading also requires you to present the readings of one week, usually in a group of two people. This includes preparing 4-5 reading questions for the other participants. At the beginning of “your” session, you will give a short presentation. This means to shortly present the author; concisely state the content and the argument of the article; situate it within a broader historiography (for which you can draw on additional readings); and offer a short critique. Grading will be based on the presentation and any three chosen summaries.

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Regular participation, fulfillment of written tasks and preparation of a presentation are criteria for passing the course.


Weekly readings


Selected: Sara Dickinson, Russia’s First “Orient”. Characterizing the Crimea in 1787, in: Kritika: Explorations in Russian and Eurasian History, Volume 3, Number 1, Winter 2002 (New Series), pp. 3-25.
Hakan Kırımlı, A Century of Russian Rule in Crimea (1783-1883), in National movements and national identity among the Crimean Tatars: (1905-1916), Leiden: Brill, 1996.
Beatrice Teissier, Crimean Tatars in Explorative and Travel Writing: 1782–1802, in Anatolian Studies, vol. 67, 2017, 231–253.
Kerstin Jobst, Wo liegt das russische Morgenland? Anmerkungen zum Orient-Diskurs im Zarenreich, in: Orientalismen in Ostmitteleuropa. Diskurse, Akteure und Disziplinen vom 19. Jahrhundert bis zum Zweiten Weltkrieg, eds. Robert Born, Sarah Lemmen, Bielefeld, 2014, 65-86.
Kelly O’Neill, Constructing Russian Identity in the Imperial Borderland: Architecture, Islam, and the Transformation of the Crimean Landscape, in: Ab Imperio, vol. 2006, no. 2, 2006, 163-192.
Brian Glyn Williams. Hijra and forced migration from nineteenth-century Russia to the Ottoman Empire, in: Cahiers du monde russe. 41/1 | 2000, 79-108.
Mara Kozelsky, A Borderland Mission: The Russian Orthodox Church in the Black Sea Region, in Russian History, vol. 40, no. 1, 2013, 111-132.
Mikhail Kizilov, National Inventions: The Imperial Emancipation of the Karaites from Jewishness, in An Empire of Others: Creating Ethnographic Knowledge in Imperial Russia and the USSR, eds. Roland Cvetkovski and Alexis Hofmeister, Central European University Press, 2014, 369-394.
Stefan B. Kirmse, Law and Empire in Late Tsarist Russia. Muslim Tatars Go to Court, in Slavic Review, 72, Vol. 4, 778-801.
Robert P. Geraci, Schooling the Minority Peoples, in Window on the East: National and Imperial Identities in Late Tsarist Russia, Cornell University Press, 2001, 116-130.
Mustafa Tuna, The cult of progress, in Imperial Russia's Muslims: Islam, Empire and European Modernity, 1788–1914, Cambridge University Press, 2015, 146-170.
James H. Meyer, Trans-imperial people, in Turks Across Empires. Marketing Muslim Identity in the Russian-Ottoman Borderlands, 1856-1914, Oxford University Press 2014, 21-48.
Weekly readings will be uploaded via Moodle.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Osteurop. Geschichte (5 ECTS)
BA UF GSP: Osteuropäische Geschichte, Historisch-Kulturwiss. Europaforschung (4 ECTS)
MA Interdisziplinäre Osteuropastudien (2015): M2.1a, M2.1b (4 ECTS)
MA Interdisziplinäre Osteuropastudien (2019): PM2.1a, PM2.1b (5 ECTS)

Letzte Änderung: Mo 22.11.2021 14:48