Universität Wien

070098 UE Reading Historiography (2021W)

4.00 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


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

The course takes place irregularly: In October every week, from November almost every two weeks and from the second meeting always in double units.
If the sanitary situation allows it, the course will take place in a so-called mixed form: some units digitally via Zoom, some as face-to-face events. The goal would be to have at least one face-to-face session per month.
For the digital units you need a stable internet connection and functional microphone and camera.

Wednesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Wednesday 15.12. 12:00 - 15:00 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 13:15 - 16:30 Digital
Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß
Wednesday 26.01. 11:30 - 14:45 Digital
Hörsaal III NIG Erdgeschoß


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course offers an overview of the history of historiography since the beginning of the writing of history, with a focus on the increasing critique of the "Great Men Theory" and the development of approaches of a "history from below" starting in the 19th century. Beginning with the questions "To what end does who write whose history?" our epistemological interest is situated in the relationship between history, power, and domination. We will examine how new approaches to historiography have attempted to question existing power relations or hegemonic discourses. Key topics include, but are not limited to, debates between historicism and historical materialism, the influence of the Annales School, approaches to historical social science, and microhistory.
The participants answer weekly texts based on guiding questions and then discuss them in the course. For each unit, students act as facilitators; they read the thesis papers in advance, prepare a short input, bring up discussion questions, and then moderate the discussion.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regelmäßige Teilnahme ist absolute Voraussetzung. Die Leistungskontrolle basiert weiters auf engagierter Mitarbeit, Lektüre- und Diskussionsbereitschaft, sowie laufenden, schriftlichen und mündlichen Arbeitsaufgaben (zB. Lektüre, Recherche, Thesenpapiere, Referate, Moderationen).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Siehe Rubrik Art der Leistungskontrolle/erlaubte Hilfsmittel.

Examination topics

Dies ist eine prüfungsimmanente Lehrveranstaltung.

Reading list

Wird in der ersten Einheit bekanntgegeben.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (Version 2012): PM Quellen und Methoden 2, KU Lektüre historiographischer Texte und Historiographiegeschichte (4 ECTS).
BA Geschichte (Version 2019): M1 Quellen und Methoden, UE Lektüre historiographischer Texte und Historiographiegeschichte (4 ECTS).
BEd UF GSP: UF GSP 05 Quellen und Methoden 1, KU Lektüre historiographischer Texte und Historiographiegeschichte (4 ECTS).
Interdisziplinäres MA Zeitgeschichte und Medien (Version 2016): M4b Wahlbereich - Spezialthemen zu Zeitgeschichte und Medien II, Bereich Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS).

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