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070196 GR Guided Reading (2013S)

South Asia and Globalisation: Historical Perspectives

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

Registration/Deregistration

Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first serve).

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 13.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 20.03. 18:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 10.04. 18:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 17.04. 18:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 24.04. 18:30 - 20:30 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 08.05. 16:15 - 21:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Friday 10.05. 13:15 - 19:15 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course considers the place of South Asia in the broader framework of global history. For thousands of years, the Indian subcontinent has been a central hub of cross-cultural exchange and interaction. Situated at the cross-roads of the vast Afro-Eurasian land mass, linking Africa and Europe with China and Southeast Asia, India was (in the words of Janet Abu-Lughod) ‘on the way to everywhere.’ Attached to the Silk Roads and Indian Ocean trading areas, Indians have been the active agents of cultural, religious, scientific and economic diffusion as well as the recipients of outside influence. We will emphasise some of the ways in which Indian ‘currencies’ and ‘cultures’ influenced the outside world before the dominance of Europeans in global affairs. Hindu and Buddhist incursions into Southeast Asia created new sites of exchange where evidence of Indic civilization remains to this day: for example, Angkor Wat in Cambodia; the island of Bali in Indonesia; and Champa in present-day Vietnam. This seminar will explore the place of South Asia in these world systems to appreciate the non-Western roots of globalisation but also to situate India’s present role as an emerging global superpower in a longer historical context.

Before enrolling in this seminar, consult your diary and make sure you can attend on Wednesday 6th May 2013 AND Friday 10th May 2013.

Assessment and permitted materials

1 x Historiographical Assignment (70%)
1 x Examination Presentation* (20%)
1 x Graded Class Participation (10%)

Please note that it is not possible to ‘pass’ this seminar without sitting the examination presentations

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Examination topics

(1) Guided Overview (Context)
(2) Class Presentation
(3) Group Textual Analysis

Reading list

Weekly PDF readings will be provided on Moodle.

Association in the course directory

BA 2012: PM Vertiefung; Guided Reading - Neuzeit (4 ECTS) | BA 2011: WM Geschichte der Neuzeit; prüfungsimmanent (4 ECTS) | BA 08: PM Geschichte der Neuzeit; prüfungsimmanent (4 ECTS) | LA: Vertiefung Guided Reading - Politikgeschichte (4 ECTS) | MA Geschichte: APM Schwerpunktvorbereitung Geschichte der Neuzeit 2 (5 ECTS)

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