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070142 UE Foreign Languages in Historical Science (2021S)

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

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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: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13-15 pm, the course will take place online. Eventually, if circumstances permit, we will end with a seminar block with personal attandence.

Wednesday 03.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Wednesday 10.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 17.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 24.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 14.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 21.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 28.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 05.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 12.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 19.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 26.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 02.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 09.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 16.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 23.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5
Wednesday 30.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 16 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 5

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

“Translating Work and Labour”
“Arbeit: Probleme des Übersetzens”

This course will address problems of translation, taking English and German as languages, but also refer to other languages according to the participants. Translation not only requires language skills but equally involves reflections about the different historical, cultural and epistemological contexts in which people have developed different terms to express and denominate things. Often there is no direct correspondence between two languages and it becomes necessary to find appropriate proxies and circumscriptions. Looking for terms leads to reflections about the different historical backgrounds, social structures and ways of thinking.

The examples will come from a thematic field related to work and labour. Komlosy will approach the field as a historian specializing on global labour history, Watson is a translator with specific experience in translating historical social sciences.

The course will combine theoretical reflections with practical opportunities to work with texts and explore the problems that arise in the process of translation from German to English and from English to German, and whichever other languages that you bring to the course.

Language requirements: Excellent skills in either German or English, good skills in the other language

Assignments: Common reading; presentation of background literature; participation in translation and comparison exercises; active participation in class.

Assessment and permitted materials

Weekly readings, writings, and presentations of critically assessed and analyzed texts or translations, participation in discussions, teamwork, mandatory attendance, homework

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Steady attendance and active participation in discussions; constant submission of critically assessed texts; you must not miss classes.

Examination topics

Reading list

GERMAN: Andrea Komlosy (2015): Arbeit. 13.-21. Jahrhundert. Eine globalhistorische Perspektive. Wien: Promedia. Auch als e-book erhältlich: http://mediashop.at/buecher/arbeit-2/

ENGLISH.: Andrea Komlosy (2018): Work. The Last 1000 Years. London: Verso, translated by Jacob Watson

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte (2008): 5 ECTS
MA Globalgeschichte (2019): 5 ECTS

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