Universität Wien FIND

070151 PK Project Course Global History - Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples (2019S)

10.00 ECTS (4.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03.2019 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10 O1.93A: first meeting, general introduction, and search for a topic.
Wednesday 27.03.2019 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10 O1.93A: second meeting, concretisation of the topics to be investigated.
Wednesday 10.04.2019 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10 O1.93A: third meeting, discussion about the progress of research works.
Wednesday 22.05.2019 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10 O1.93A: fourth meeting, discussion about possible problems of research works.
Monday 17.06.2019, 12.00: latest possible date of submission of the provisional research papers.
Friday 21.06.2019 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock 02.628: final congress, presentation of papers.
Saturday 22.06.2019 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10 O1.93A: final congress, presentation of papers.
Saturday 31.08.2019, 12:00: latest possible date to submit the final version of the research paper.

Wednesday 13.03. 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 27.03. 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 10.04. 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 22.05. 08:30 - 11:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 03.06. 17:15 - 19:30 Hörsaal C1 UniCampus Hof 2 2G-O1-03
Friday 21.06. 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum 13 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 2.Stock
Saturday 22.06. 09:45 - 18:15 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The topic of the course is: Settler Colonialism and Indigenous Peoples.
The seminar will deal with a particular form of colonialism of the 19th century, the so called “settler colonialism”. We will investigate how this settler colonialism differs from other forms of colonialism. Although settler colonialism claimed to take possession of uninhabited no-man’s-land (“terra nullius”), it encountered autochthonous societies and developed pragmatic approaches to political and legal dealings with these societies. Examined are all parts of the world, for example the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South and East Africa, Russian Siberia, and China, but also former Spanish possessions such as Argentina, Chile or Uruguay.

Assessment and permitted materials

Students are expected to attend all classes and meetings, to write a scientific paper (with critical footnotes, 70.000 characters + abstract), and to present the result of their research. The students have to submit a provisional research paper latest at June 17, 2019, and the final version of their works latest at August 31, 2019.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar aims to teach the students how to elaborate in terms of content and methodology the correct processing of a scientific topic.
Criterion for assessment: active participation: 25%, presentation - final conference: 25%, cientific paper: 50%.

Examination topics

Guided research, discussion, scientific criticism, writing and presenting the research paper. The final congress will take place on June 21 and 22, 2019. The participation in the final conference is mandatory!!!

Reading list

Robin A. Butlin, Geographies of Empire: European empires and colonies c.1880-1960, Cambridge: Cambridge 2009.
Paul Keal, European Conquest and the Rights of Indigenous Peoples: The Moral Backwardness of International Society, Cambridge 2003.
Jan Van Bremen (ed.), Anthropology and Colonialism in Asia and Oceania, Richmond 1999.
More publications are available at Moodle.
Lorenzo Veracini, Settler Colonialism: A theoretical overview, Eastbourne 2010.

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte & Global Studies, PK (10 ECTS)
MA Geschichte: Projektkurs zum Schwerpunkt Globalgeschichte (10 ECTS)

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