Universität Wien FIND

070122 SE BA-Seminar - The Crowd in History (2019W)

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

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

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Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 04.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 11.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 25.10. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 08.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 15.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 22.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 29.11. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 06.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 13.12. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 10.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 17.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 24.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Friday 31.01. 12:30 - 14:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

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Aims, contents and method of the course

This BA-Seminar examines the crowd as a historical subject, with a focus on European history. The course moves chronologically, from prehistoric hunting bands to present-day social networks, treating gladiatorial crowds in Rome, crusader armies in the Middle Ages, revolutionary crowds in France, the mass politics of twentieth-century totalitarian regimes, postwar protesters and concert-goers, and important crowd theorists (Seneca, Marx, Le Bon, Canetti, Rudé, Tilly). A major aim of the course will be to uncover the history of the premodern crowd as well as to shed light on modern crowds. In each week we will focus on a different historical setting, discussing required primary and secondary readings. The aim of the readings is to maximize exposure to different ways of perceiving and analyzing collective behavior within a historical context. The course culminates in a major research paper.
As a seminar, this course centers on the development of a term-long research paper. This can be on any subject related to collective behavior. The other assignments are designed to prepare students to research this paper.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation (25%), including oral presentations; research assignments (25%), including bibliography and outline; and final paper (50%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Attendance with active participation, careful reading of course readings, research and composition of a substantial seminar research paper.

Examination topics

The final paper is a paper of approximately 20-25 pages on a research topic on the subject of crowds in history.

Reading list

All readings will either be provided by the instructor or on the course website.

Association in the course directory

BA (2019): 10 ECTS
BA (2012): 9 ECTS
BEd: 8 ECTS

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