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070225 UE Course on Methodology - Theories and Methods of Global History und Global Studies (2021W)

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


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max. 25 Teilnehmer*innen
Sprache: Englisch


Termine (iCal) - nächster Termin ist mit N markiert

Mittwoch 06.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 13.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 20.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 27.10. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 03.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 10.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 17.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 24.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 01.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 15.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 12.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 19.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Mittwoch 26.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital


Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

This course will familiarize students with different theoretical approaches and methodological tools used to conduct scientific research in the fields of global history and global studies. The course has a twofold aim. Firstly, it will present an overview of the current theoretical-methodological debates in the field, such as the relevance of comparison for transnational history, proper application of different scales and the perils of methodological nationalism. This will be done through selected secondary literature readings. Secondly, it will provide an insight into concrete research steps and methods a researcher might utilize during her/his work. This will be done by the lecturers presenting examples from their own research experience, but also by inviting other scholars, presently doing innovative research from global perspective, as guest speakers.

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

The course grade will be based on: class participation (20 %), written assignments (20%), student presentations and the final essay (40%)

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

The course will be conducted in English language. As the learning objectives of theory and methods classes are based on the collaborative approach and active engagement with class content, student participation in class discussions is expected and encouraged. The students are expected to engage in continuous work throughout the semester, which includes weekly reading of assigned texts, taking part in collective discussions and writing short assignments for each session. Additionally, students will be requested to present one of the readings and submit a short essay addressing a methodological question or one of the covered research methods. All reading assignments will be made available on the moodle platform.




Patrick Manning: "Methods and materials", in: Marie Hughes-Warrington (Hg.), Palgrave advances in world histories, Basingstoke u. a.: Palgrave Macmillan 2005, pp. 44-63.
Jürgen Kocka und Heinz-Gerhard Haupt, "Comparison and Beyond: Traditions, Scope, and Perspectives of Comparative History", in: dies. (Hg.), Comparative and Transnational History: Central European Approaches and New Perspectives, New York/Oxford: Berghahn Books 2012, pp. 1-30.
Ann Laura Stoler, "Tense and Tender Ties: The Politics of Comparison in North American History and (Post)Colonial Studies", in: The Journal of American History 88 (2001), No. 3, pp. 829-865.
Bayly, Christopher A., Sven Beckert, Matthew Connelly, Isabel Hofmeyr, Wendy Kozol und Seed Patricia: AHR Conversation: “On Transnational History”, in: The American Historical Review 111 (2006), No. 5, pp. 1441-1464.
Kenney, Padraic und Gerd-Rainer Horn, “Introduction: Approaches to the Transnational”, in: dies. (Hg.), Transnational Moments of Change. Europe 1945, 1968, 1989, Rowman & Littlefield, Lanham (2004), pp. IX-XIX.
Pierre-Yves Saunier, "Learning by Doing: Notes about the Making of the Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History", in: Journal of Modern Eurpean History 6 (2008), No. 2, pp. 159-180.
Arif Dirlik, "Is There History after Eurocentrism?“: Globalism, Postcolonialism, and the Disavowal of History", in: Cultural Critique 42 (1999, Spring), pp. 1-34.
Vivek Chibber, "Capitalism, Class and Universalism: Escaping the Cul-de-Sac of Postcolonial Theory", in: Socialist Register, 2014, pp. 63-79.

Zuordnung im Vorlesungsverzeichnis

Letzte Änderung: So 03.10.2021 11:48