Universität Wien FIND

070062 UE Proposalworkshop (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German



The course will take place on site in the lecture hall 50 in the main building of the University. Should the general conditions change due to Covid-19, the seminar will be continued online on the given dates.


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course supports students in developing an expose for qualification/master theses (especially in the field of contemporary history, gender history and history of knowledge). The goal is to develop a proposal for a MA thesis. The following questions/problems will be addressed in the course: how to identify a suitable field of research, how to work out a research question, how/where to collect sources and literature, how to deal with the state of the art, etc. Depending on the composition of the group, texts on theories and methods relevant for the practical elaboration of the Master’s theses’ topics will be discussed.

Assessment and permitted materials

Writing of a literature report, oral presentation of the topic, written preparation of a proposal

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Active participation in class (30%), writing a literature report and a proposal (70%)

Examination topics

Provided literature and exemplary proposals.

Reading list

Birgit Huemer/Markus Rheindorf/Helmut Gruber, Abstract, Exposé und Förderantrag. Eine Schreibanleitung für Studierende und junge Forscher, Wien-Köln-Weimer 2012.

Association in the course directory

AER: Zeitgeschichte, Osteuropäische Geschichte, Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte, Wissenschaftsgeschichte, MATILDA: Europäische Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte.
MA Geschichte (Version 2014): PM3 Praktische Forschung und Darstellung, AR Proposal-Workshop (3 ECTS).
MA Geschichte (Version 2019): PM3 Durchführung eines selbstständigen Forschungsprozesses, UE Proposal-Workshop (5 ECTS).
Interdisziplinäres MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien (Version 2016): M3b Praktische Forschung und Darstellung II, AR Proposal-Workshop (3 ECTS).
Interdisziplinäres MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien (Version 2019): M3b Praktische Forschung und Darstellung II, UE Proposal-Workshop (5 ECTS).

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