Universität Wien

070215 UE Guided Reading Medieval History - Intercultural Encounters in the Medieval World (2024S)

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

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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

NOTE: The current time and date are incorrect - it will meet on Thursdays at 13:15-14:45.

Thursday 21.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 11.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 25.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 02.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 16.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 23.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 06.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 13.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 20.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4
Thursday 27.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Prominentenzimmer Hauptgebäude, Tiefparterre Hof 4

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course


This Guided Readings course intends to give students an immersive experience in the medieval world by taking them into history itself. The course will center on a series of in-class roleplaying games where students will first read about the past through primary source readings outside of class and then participate in a series of multi-week simulations that place the students in a particular historical moment and have them grapple with difficult issues as real historical figures from that time and place.

In this class, students will deliberate over cases before the high court of the crusader Kingdom of Jerusalem, lead a medieval inquisition in a remote village in the Pyrenees, attempt to survive the Black Death as an English city council, and meet the world in a Mongol Qurultai.

Originally this class was going to be joined with an identical class being held at Tel Aviv University by Dr. Ahuva Liberles – however due to the ongoing war in Gaza, their university term was being switched only begin at the end of May. We still hope to play one game jointly in June, dependent – of course – on events in the Middle East.

Assessment and permitted materials

There will be a written component of each game – normally a combination of a reflection essay before the game, and written speeches during the game. Collectively the writing and participation grades will be the core of the assessment for this class. Bonus points will be given for ‘winning’ each of the games.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

See above

Examination topics

There is no exam in this class

Reading list

All readings will be shared to Moodle

Association in the course directory

Vertiefung zu: VO Geschichte des Mittelalters

BA Geschichte (V2019): PM5 Vertiefung (5 ECTS) / ZWM Berufsorientierung (5 ECTS)
BEd UF GP03: Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte (4 ECTS)
EC Geschichte (V 2021): APM Epochen - Guided Reading Mittelalter (5 ECTS)

Last modified: We 06.03.2024 13:45