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070103 UE Guided Reading Economic and Social History - Comparative Urban History (2020S)

in Medieval and Early Modern Central Europe

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

Thursday 19.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 26.03. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 02.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 30.04. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 07.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 14.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 28.05. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 04.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 18.06. 09:00 - 10:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Thursday 25.06. 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 urban and social history, focusing on several thematic aspects of high and late medieval Central and East-Central European regions, focusing especially on regions Austria, Bohemia, Poland, Hungary, and Southern Europe. 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 the criteria of urbanity, medieval urban development, similarities and regional peculiarities, urban topography and morphology. On the other hand, the discussion will also focus on several practical aspects of urban communal life in medieval and early modern context.

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

- class participation
- written tasks for each meeting
- short and longer oral presentations
- participation in the general discussion

Examination topics

Details will be available in moodle.

Reading list

Readings will be given in moodle on a weekly basis.

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte, Histor.-kulturwiss. Europaforschung, Österr. Geschichte 1, Osteuropäische Geschichte (4 ECTS)

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