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070111 UE Reading Historiography (2021W)

4.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
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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: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.10. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.10. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.10. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 03.11. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 10.11. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 17.11. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 24.11. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 01.12. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 15.12. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 12.01. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 19.01. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 26.01. 17:45 - 19:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The course aims to help students to:
• attain an overview of the history of historiography;
• develop a feeling for what influences the writing of history, and consequently…
• …learn to critically read and handle historiographic texts.

Content:
To reach the named goals we will at first deal with what influences the work of historians – worldview, culture, psychology etc. Dealing with this we will also look at the difference and mutual influence between collective memory and history as a science. Together we will work out the questions we can and should ask from historiographic texts and their authors.
These questions will then guide us when we look at the different approaches to history and historical writing, in both a temporal and spatial manner. We will deal with different epochs of European historiography but will also have a look at the Islamic and Asian worlds and how they all influenced each other. Non-written/oral traditions and approaches to history will also be a topic.
Generally, the course has a broad temporal, spatial and thematic spectrum, we will however have a slight spatial specialisation in looking at the example of Burma/Myanmar, as well as a thematic specialisation in dealing with questions pertaining to democracy and human rights.

Methods:
There will be weekly readings accompanied by short written assignments. The readings will then be discussed in the course. At the end of each class there will be a lecture as preparation of the next topic and reading/assignment. At the end of the semester, there will be a final assignment in which students will compare two texts by two authors about the same topic according to the topics dealt with in the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

As a „prüfungsimmanent“ course, your presence is mandatory. You will be graded according to your written assignments, the final assignment and participation in discussions.
You can hand in your written assignments in English and can participate in the discussions in English as long as your German is good enough to understand the readings and follow the lectures and discussions in class.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Every assignment will be graded with up to 100 points. Corresponding grades:
90-100: Very good (A)
78-89: Good (B)
66-77: Satisfactory (C)
55-65: Sufficient (D)
<55: Insufficient/fail (F)
The average score of your assignments will be weighed with 50% for your overall mark. The final assignment and your participation in class will account for 25% each.
Should the pandemic force a change to hybrid or online teaching, the balance between written assignment and participation may change.

Examination topics

No exam, see above for grading.

Reading list

Will follow.

Association in the course directory

Last modified: Mo 13.09.2021 11:48