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070177 VO Introduction to Global History (2017W)

3.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte

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Language: English

Examination dates

Lecturers

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Wednesday 11.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 18.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 25.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 08.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 15.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 22.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 29.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 06.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 13.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 10.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 17.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8
Wednesday 24.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal 21 Hauptgebäude, Hochparterre, Stiege 8

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Contents:
The field of global history has emerged in the context of a mobile and connected world. Against the background, that the Cold War notion of self-contained and separate ‘East’ and ‘West’ is no longer valid also nation-states became less relevant for a historical perspective. Global history focuses on mobility. Thus, research includes themes like the movement of people (migration) and ideas (religious ideas or ideas about legitimate structures of government); the movement of things (e.g., gun-powder, spices, cotton or codfish) and diseases (epidemics), and the global circulation of capital.

After a discussion about the overlapping concepts of world, transnational and global history, the guest speakers of this series lecture class will offer different approaches and topics, such as Revolutions in Global History (B. Molden); From New Labour History to Global Labour History (D. Mayer); The Marshall Plan in Austria – A Transatlantic Economic Project in a Global Perspective (H. Petschar); International Organizations in 20th Century Global History—the Example of the International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) (E. Röhrlich); Guest Workers Migration (Dirk Rupnow); Abolitionism in the Transatlantic Space: Organizations and Interactions of the Movement for the Abolition of Slavery in the late 18th and 19th Century(B. Bader-Zaar); Medieval Europe and Global History. Shifting Perceptions and New Initiatives (T. Ertl); World System Analyses (A. Komlosy); Life Stories and Global History (M. Grandner); Free/Unfree Labour and Global Capitalism: Theoretical Considerations (J. Harnoncourt); Transatlantic Migration Patterns in 20th Century Global History (A. Seidl).

Assessment and permitted materials

Written exam at the end of the lecture class

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements and assessment standard:
A positive grade starts with 51 % correct exam answers. The best grade (sehr gut) scores 90-100%.

Examination topics

Exam subjects:
A combination of contents of the talks and additional readings.

Reading list

Additional readings provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: 5 ECTS

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