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070086 VO Introduction to Global History (2013W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

This is a lecture-class. Students can but don't need to register for it. Weekly attention is not mandatory but highly recommended, because the final exam's ten questions will be based on the content of the talks by guest lectures and the following debates.

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Aims, contents and method of the course

SCHEDULE
3 October 2013: 10:30-13:30 ATTENTION! Alternative time and place
Genocide in Global Historical (and Comparative) Perspective: Dirk Moses (Chair in Global and Colonial History at the European University Institute, Florence, Italy) and, as commentator Berthold Unfried (Lecturer and research fellow at Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna)
8 October 2013
Universal, World, Transnational, Global, Big History: Coordinating Space and Time
Introduction to Course and its Goals: Martina Kaller
15 October 2013
Global History at the University of Vienna: Leopold Kögler (Program coordinator of Global Studies - A European Perspective at Univerisity of Vienna)
22 October 2013
Gender and Global History: Silvia Ruschak (Lecturer at Institute of History, University of Vienna)
29 October 2013
The Modern World System. Methodological Aspects of Global History: Andrea Komlosy (Professor of global history at Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna)
5 November 2013
World History and Chinese History: 20th Century Chinese Historiography
between Universality and Particularity: Susanne Weigelin-Schwiedrzik (Vice-rector and professor of sinology at University of Vienna)
12 November 2013
Global Lifes: Meggi Grandner (Professor of modern history, program director of Erasmus Mundus Global Studies – A European Perspective and director of course administration of Master in International Development at University of Vienna)
19 November 2013
Global History and Marxist Historiography: David Mayer (Lecturer at Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna)
26 November 2013
The Great Divergence: Peer Vries (Chair of Global History at Institute of Economic and Social History, University of Vienna)
3 December 2013
Global History in Africa: Kirsten Rüther (Professor of African studies at University of Vienna)
10 December 2013
Repetition of topics and readings: Students
17 December 2013
Global Politics of History and Memory: Berthold Molden (Marshall Plan Chair, visiting professor at Department of History, University of New Orleans)
7 January 2014
Why global labour history? Which global labour history?: Susan Zimmermann (Professor of history and gender studies at Central European University at Budapest)
14 January 2014
A kind of Global History of Food and Eating: Martina Kaller
21 January 2014
Repetition of topics and readings: Students
28 January 2014
Written exam

Assessment and permitted materials

A short presentation of readings OR final written exam (Kalusur). The 10 exam questions of exam are based on the content of the lectures and the additional readings of the course.
Update 21st Jan, 2014
CLASS ON JAN 28, 2014 WILL START AT 11 a.m. SHARP! AT 11:30 presentations continue in LH 50; FURTHER PRESENTATIONS WILL CONTINUE ON FRI 31st, 2014 13.00-15.00 AT Medienraum des Instituts für Geschichte Mainbuilding, 2nd floor.
WRITTEN EXAM (10 questions) AT JAN 28, 2014 at 11:30 to 13:00 at LECTURE HALL 48.

AT 11:30 at Lecture Hall written exam starts
Both examinations (presentations and written exam) last up to 13:00
WRITTEN EXAM = 10 questions to be answered in catch words, content = 50% lecture class, 50% = additional readings.
PLEASE, DO NOT FORGETT YOUR STUDENTENAUSWEIS/ student's ID

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

Every class session will begin with a lecture on the day's theme. The lectures are desigend to provide students wich background information necessary for thoughtful discussion and engagement with the assigned readings. The second half of class will be devoted to discussion with the invited lecturers based on the readings and lecture.
We will also use two entire sessions for repetition and further discussions of readings. Students will be asked to present mandatory readings in 10minutes presentations each.

Reading list

Berg, Maxine: Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the 21st Century. Oxford University Press for The British Academy 2013 [SV III 160].
Website of Global Studies – A European Perspective
Oyêwùmí, Oyèrónké: The Invention of Women. Making an African Sense of Western Gender Discourse. Minneapolis/London 1997. Chapter 1: Visualizing the Body: Western Theories and African Subjects, 1-31 [PDF will be distributed via Moodle].
Wallerstein, Immanuel: The Modern World System, vol. 1, Introduction (1974), vol. 4. Introduction (2011) (German editions 2004 and 2012 resp.).
Weigelin-Schwiedrzik, Susanne: World History and Chinese History: 20th Century Chinese Historiography between Universality and Particularity. [PDF will be distributed via Moodle]
Zemon Davis, Natalie: Global History, Many Stories (Festvortrag). In: Kerner Max (ed): Eine Welt - eine Geschichte. 43. Deutscher Historikertag 2000. München 2001: 374-380. [PDF will be distributed via Moodle].
Perry, Matt: Marxism and History. Palgrave, Basingstoke et al. 2002, 27-46 [PDF will be distributed via Moodle].
Vries, Peer: The California School and Beyond: how to study the Great Divergence? [PDF will be distributed via Moodle]
Stoler, Ann Laura; Tense and Tender Ties: The Politics of comparison in (Post) Colonial Studies. In: Itinerario 27 (2003) 3-4, 263-284 [PDF will be distributed via Moodle].
Levy, Daniel / Nathan Sznaider: Memory Unbound. The Holocaust and the Formation of Cosmopolitan Memory. In: European Journal of Social Theory 5/1 (2002), pp. 87-106.[PDF will be distributed via Moodle]
Assmann, Aleida / Sebastian Conrad: Introduction. In: Assmann / Conrad (eds.), Memory in a Global Age. Discourses, Practices and Trajectories, New York 2009, pp. 1-16 (read 1-10) [PDF will be distributed via Moodle].
Linden, Marcel van der: Globalizing Labour Historiography. The IISH Approach, IISH, Amsterdam, 2002 (http://www.iisg.nl/publications/globlab.pdf)
Gabaccia, Donna R.: Food, Mobility, and World History. In: The Oxford Handbook of Food History, ed. by Jeffrey M. Pilcher. Oxford University Press: Oxford/ New York 2012, 305-323.

Association in the course directory

MA GGGS Schwerpunktvorbereitung (3ECTS) | BA (2008, 2011): ZWM Globalgeschichte (3ECTS) | MA Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung: Vertiefung 2; Vorlesung (4 ECTS) | EC Geschichte: Globalgeschichte (5 ECTS) | BA 12: ZWM Weitere A,E,R 1 oder 2 (5 ECTS)

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