070067 GR Guided Reading - The historians and the public sphere (2018W)
The political uses of the past
- Registration is open from Mo 03.09.2018 00:00 to Fr 21.09.2018 12:00
- Registration is open from Mo 08.10.2018 00:00 to We 10.10.2018 12:00
- Deregistration possible until We 31.10.2018 23:59
Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N
Aims, contents and method of the course
Assessment and permitted materials
Grade based on: personal oral presentation (20 min.) : 50%, participation in class: 40%, attendance: 10%
Minimum requirements and assessment criteria
Immanuel Kant, “What is Enlightenment?”
Michel Foucault, “What is Enlightenment?” - 1984Week 3 The historians, the nation, the nationalism.Benedict Anderson – Imagined communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism. (Introduction and Chapter 1).Suggested readings
Eric Hobsbawm. Introduction: Inventing Traditions. In: Eric Hobwbaum & Terence Ranger (eds), The Invention of Tradition (1992), 1-14Week 4. The realms of national memory. Memory and counter-memory.Compulsory readings
Nora, Pierre, "Between Memory and History: Les Lieux de Memoire," Representations 26 (Spring, 1989), 7-25Suggested readings
Peter Carrier, "Places, Politics, and the Archiving of Contemporary Memory in Pierre Nora’s Les Lieux de memoire," in Susannah Radstone (ed.), Memory and Methodology (Oxford 2000), 37–57Week 5 Imagining the Balkans. The Balkans between cliché and European future.Compulsory readingsMaria Todorova. Conversion to Islam as a trope in Bulgarian historiography, fiction and film
Maria Todorova, The Balkans between cliché and European future.
Vintila Mihailescu, Balkanization of the mind or the new political mysticism
http://www.ejst.tuiasi.ro/Files/31/Mihailescu%20%2813%29.pdfWeek 6 History and teaching History. School and Nation.Compulsory readings
Marc Fero 2003 The Use and Abuse of History: or How The Past is Taught to Children, London, Routledge
"Teaching History and the Future of the Nation – The Case of Quebec." In School and Nation: Identity Politics and Educational Media in An Age of Diversity, edited by Peter Carrier, 38-48. Oxford: Peter Lang, 2013.Week 7 Subaltern studies.Compulsory readings
Dipesh Chakrabarty, “Postcoloniality and the Artifice of History. Who speaks for ‘indian’ Past”, In Representaion N 37, page 1-26
Dipesh Chakrabarty, Provincializing Europe: Postcolonial thought and historical differenceWeek 8 After the historians’ quarrelCompulsory readings
François Furet, Ernst Nolte, Fascism and communism, University of Nebraska, 2001.Week 9 The past through the archives . Post-socialist documentaries as a historical sourceOral presentation and discussion in class of the following source:
“The Great Communist Bank Robbery” [Marele jaf comunist] fim directed by Alexandru Solomon, Romania, 2004.
Alexandru Solomon, “The Experiences of a Filmmaker. Reconstructing Reality form Documents in Communist Archives,” in: Oksana Sarkisova and Peter Apor (eds.), Past for the Eyes…, op. cit., p.103-116.Week 10 Building the past.Source to be screened in class:
“Skopje 2014”, a video simulation of the changing urban design of Skopje, Macedonia, available at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iybmt-iLysUWeek 11 The political uses of corruption
Ivan Krastev, When should does not imply can. The Making of the Washington Consensus on CorruptionWeek 12 What is neoliberalism?
David Harvey, A brief history of neoliberalism, Oxford university press, 2005, p. 1-39
Association in the course directory
BEd: Osteuropäische Geschichte, Österreichische Geschichte II; Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte; Historische Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung
Diplom UF:Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte; Historische Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Osteuropäische Geschichte (4 ECTS);
MA Osteuropastudien: M 2.1a oder M 2.1b.
MA HPS: M1.2, M1.3