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070081 FS Research Seminar: Insular Studies (2009W)

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

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Der Schlusskongress des Forschungsseminars findet am Samstag, den 23. Jänner 2010, 9-18 Uhr UND AM SONNTAG, den 24. Jänner 2010, 9-18 Uhr, jeweils im Seminarraum Geschichte 1 (Hauptgebäude) statt!!!
The final congress of the research seminar will take place on Saturday, January 23, 2010, 9am-6pm, AND ON SUNDAY, January 24, 2010, 9am-6pm, both days in seminar room history 1 (main building)!!!

Registration/Deregistration

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 07.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 14.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 21.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 28.10. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 04.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Wednesday 11.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 18.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 25.11. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 25.11. 11:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 02.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 09.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 16.12. 09:00 - 13:00 Hörsaal 32 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 13.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 20.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Saturday 23.01. 09:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 27.01. 09:00 - 13:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The International Convention on the Law of the Sea agreed upon in 1982 in Jamaica allows all states bordering on the sea to extend their exclusive maritime zone to 200 nautical miles. This led to numerous international disputes between such countries, especially island states about the correct distribution of the bottom of the sea where petrol, gas diamonds, gold etc. as well as food may be exploited. In these disputes which have to be decided by the International Court of Justice in the Hague (Netherlands) litigants again and again use historical arguments to substantiate their claims. The research seminar will study these argumentations which sometimes go back as far as the 15th century highlighting parallels and differences in the islands¿ histories. Moreover, we will study the phenomenon that often islands witnessed comparable developments different from main lands close by, f.e. in urban administration, feudal structures, or the collection of commercial duties. Scarce goods such as wheat, f. e., were handled in a different way in the ports of islands than in those of the main. This is a fact which has not been researched in depth so far. We have to ask whether the islands influenced each other in a more profound way than the close main land because of their similar situation. Mariners may have had an important part in this as Predrag Matvejević has shown in his path breaking book Mediteranski brevijar in 1987. It seems that not only the terminology of mariners travelled but also political ideas which never settled on the main land but on the islands only. The history of islands combines in a very impressive way global and micro history as well as problems of the past and the present.

Students are expected to attend all classes and meetings, to write a scientific paper (with critical footnotes, 70.000 characters + abstract) and to present the result of their research.

Assessment and permitted materials

Research paper of medium length, oral presentation, participation in debates and review processes

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Expanded knowledge of a research question in Global History
Ability to reflect and research in Global History autonomously
Ability to reflect and research in a scientific and autonomous way

Examination topics

Guided research, discussion, scientific criticism, writing and presenting a research paper of medium length

Reading list


Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, Forschungsmodul (10ECTS); MA Geschichte, Forschungsmodul Geschichte der Neuzeit (10ECTS); Diplomstudium: P1; Magisterstudium Globalgeschichte: MWG11; MWG12

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