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070141 SE Forschungsseminar Globalgeschichte - The Black Death in Global Perspective (2021S)

in historical comparison

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung
GEMISCHT

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Details

max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch

Lehrende

Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

The seminar will start on Wednesday, 10 March, as an online course. As soon as the situation allows, we will meet in person in a big plenary room at Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz (HS 10).

Mittwoch 10.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Mittwoch 17.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 10 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Mittwoch 24.03. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 14.04. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 21.04. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 28.04. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 05.05. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 12.05. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 19.05. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 26.05. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 02.06. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 09.06. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 16.06. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Mittwoch 23.06. 11:30 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
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Information

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The medieval period is still heavily underrepresented in global history debates. Yet, the late medieval period was characterised by intense trans-regional trade networks reaching from the Iberian Peninsula to Southern Africa, the Indian Ocean and the Black Sea, and from Flanders to the British Islands, Scandinavia and the Baltic Sea area. Political, religious and intellectual contacts as well as military conflicts enabled long-distance knowledge sharing and the transfer of practices as well as a rapid spreading of deadline viruses. In the second half of the 14th century, the virus Yersinia pestis spread from Central Asia to the Middle East, the Mediterranean World and all parts of Europe, returned in several waves over many decades and killed larger parts of the world population. No wonder that contemporaries as well as historians have considered the so-called Black Death as a decisive factor in late medieval history. In contemporary sources as well as in historiography, the pandemic disease has played a central role both in identity discourses and political argumentation as well as in historiographical meta narratives to explain socio-economic and political or intellectual change.

In the research seminar, we will study historical and historiographical explanations and interpretations of the Black Death and its consequences for economy, society and politics. We will analyse and compare medieval documents from different parts of the medieval world and discuss competing and at times contradictory narratives in historiography. Four aspects will be at the heart of our discussion: 1. The transmission of the virus. 2. Socio-economic consequences for the distribution of land. 3. Shifts in labour relations. 4. Processes of marginalisation and criminalisation.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

- Regular attendance and active participation (10%)
- Weekly readings and assignments (20%)
- Concept presentation for seminar paper (20%)
- Seminar paper (50%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

For a positive valuation,
- no more than two missing hours
- no more than two missing assignments
- the concept presentation must be passed with 4.0 or better
- the seminar paper must be passed with 4.0 or better

Prüfungsstoff

Literatur

- Barker, Hannah. “Laying the Corpses to Rest. Grain Embargoes and the Early Transmission of the Black Death in the Black Sea, 1346–1347.” In Speculum 96,1 (2021)

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies
MA Geschichte: Schwerpunkt Globalgeschichte

Letzte Änderung: Mi 21.04.2021 11:26