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070102 UE Guided Reading Medieval History - Climate and Economy in Medieval and Early Modern Central Europe (2020S)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 18.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 25.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 01.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 22.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 29.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 06.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 03.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 10.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 17.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 24.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This class offers a broad introduction to scholarly debates, different methodological approaches and current research trends at the intersection of climate and economic history, focusing on several thematic aspects of high and late medieval Central European regions. Against this background, the course aims at the critical analysis and common discussion of selected publications (articles, chapters from monographs, and published sources) and short individual presentations of the seminar participants on given materials. On the one hand, the readings will deal with medieval and early modern economic developments and regional histories of urbanism as well as with climate history and its methods for the given historical periods and regions. On the other hand, the discussion will also focus on several practical aspects of climate history (water courses and tides, volcanic eruptions, ice ages, locus invasions, landslides, etc.) and their consequences on the social and economic life (pestilence, migration, changes in urban landscape, confraternities, witchcraft, weather pilgrimages) of the contemporaries.

Assessment and permitted materials

- Developing skills of understanding, analysing and evaluating recent historical research problems based on scholarly literature, including theoretical and methodological texts
- Developing skills of critically analysing and interpreting written sources, being able to summarize and present the main arguments, results and methodological considerations of scientific texts, and on their basis formulating questions and clearly arguing one’s own ideas
- The main aim of the seminar is to deepen the student’s knowledge by discussing scholarly literature. The individual study of given texts as well as the common discussion of them are in the focus of each meeting.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Evaluation will be based on:
- class participation
- written tasks for each meeting
- short and longer oral presentations
- participation in the general discussion.

Examination topics

Details will be given in moodle.

Reading list

Readings will be given in moodle on a weekly basis.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Mittelalter

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Mittelalter (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Österreichische Geschichte 1, Historisch-kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Osteuropäische Geschichte (4 ECTS)

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