Universität Wien FIND

070203 SE Seminar (PM4) - Jewish Cultural Spaces in the Middle Ages (2018W)

Judenplatz and Im Werd: the two pre-modern Jewish communities in Vienna in comparison (1238-1421; 1624-1671)

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

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Kann bei Bedarf innerhalb der geblockten Woche adaptiert werden.

Monday 08.10. 15:00 - 18:15 Hörsaal 29 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 7
Friday 01.02. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Friday 01.02. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Friday 01.02. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 04.02. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 04.02. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 04.02. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Tuesday 05.02. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Tuesday 05.02. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Tuesday 05.02. 13:30 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 06.02. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Wednesday 06.02. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 07.02. 09:30 - 11:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Thursday 07.02. 11:15 - 12:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Knowledge of the Jewish history in pre-modern Vienna; knowledge and critical analysis of various Christian and Jewish sources; knowledge of concepts, definitions and methods of Cultural Studies; active discussion, good presentation, writing of an essay according to good scientific practice.

Content and Methods:

Until the time of the Enlightenment, two Jewish communities existed in Vienna: the medieval Jewish town around today's Judenplatz and the early modern ghetto, which was assigned to the Jews "Im Werd" in today's 2nd district. Both settlements ended by expulsion, the medieval one, however, also in a brutal judicial murder.
The seminar will discuss legal, economic and social aspects of the two communities in comparison. The topics are therefore not chronologically dealt with, but juxtaposed, and discussed in the context of the geographical and cultural reference area "Ashkenaz", the German-speaking Jewish settlement in Central Europe.
Using methods of cultural studies, in particular the theories on space, various non-Jewish sources such as privileges, land registers, chronicles and documents as well as Jewish sources such as rabbinical legal opinions, historiographical texts and ego documents (in translation) are presented and analysed. Another focus is on the contact zones between the Christian majority society and the Jewish minority, also in the area of cultural transfer.

Assessment and permitted materials

This seminary is a course with continuous assessment of students' performance, personal attendance is compulsory, two units of 45 minutes each may be missed. The texts provided on Moodle are to be prepared.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

No previous knowledge is required. The monitoring is based on the presentation and active discussion of the prepared texts (25%) and on the short presentation of the sources dealt with (25%). In addition to one of the topics covered, also beyond Vienna, a paper of 12 pages must be written (50%).

Examination topics

Die Lehrveranstaltung ist prüfungsimmanent.

Reading list

Wird auf Moodle gestellt

Association in the course directory

PM4: Mittelalter, Neuzeit, Österreichische Geschichte, Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte,
Diplom UF: Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte,

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