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070216 SE Research Seminar Global History - Globalization and Critique of Globalization (2020S)

in historical comparison

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 05.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 19.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 26.03. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 02.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 23.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 30.04. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 07.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 14.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 28.05. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 04.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 18.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß
Thursday 25.06. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum WISO 1 (ZG1O2.28) Hauptgebäude, Stiege 6 Zwischengeschoß

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

DIE ARBEITSSPRACHE RICHTET SICH NACH DEN BEDÜRFNISSEN DER TEILNEHMENDEN (DEUTSCH UND/ODER ENGLISCH); SPRACHE SOLL KEIN AUSSCHLIESSUNGSGRUND SEIN

The rise of Global History as a historical discipline went along with intensification and acceleration of global economic, migration and information flows in the last third of the 20th century. It has been practising a selective perspective. It focused the “global village” and often neglected regions and social groups that face marginalization, pauperization or peripheralization in the course of global integration.

In contrast, this seminar will look at globalization from the following perspectives: Critique of the polarizing effects (into losers and winners) of global expansion, resistance, strategies a well as realized projects of alternative development. It will listen people’s protests against colonization and inequality as well as critical voices from science, literature, social and political movements. Research questions and seminar papers may be located within the 16th and the 21st c., including actual and future perspectives in all parts of the world.

Similar to globalization, critique and alternative concepts faces cycles of down and upswing, contraction and expansion. On the one hand projects focus on local and regional development and how regional integration can be protected or re-appropriated against global penetration and competition; on the other the focus is on transforming international inequality, global redistribution and relations of global justice. PAN-projects (federations and unions, e.g. Bolivarism, Panafricanism, Afroasianism, Soviet Unions, Balkan Conferations, various Internationalisms e.g. International and Global Trade Unions etc.) coexist with SMALL-projects of local self-defence and liberation (e.g. Qilombos, liberated zones, community projects, soviet republics, autonomous and self-governed companies etc.). We will be open for the diversity of protest, critique and strategies. By using methods of comparison and entanglement we will relate them to different forms and periods of territorialization, de-territorialization and re-territorialization of global capitalism.

Assessment and permitted materials

Working methods: Research seminar relies on students’ interests and commitments. The advisor will give inputs and offer common literature to prepare the grounds. Be prepared to do your research work in a group.
Language of communication: German and/or English depending on the skills of the participants.

Grading: based on active participation in class, oral presentations, final paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading: Min. 36 points, max. 70 points
Essay on required reading 5 points
Concept 5 points
Class presentation 20 points
Written seminar paper 20 points
Active participation 10 points
Group performance 5 points

36-43 points = 4
44-52 = 3
53-61 = 2
62-70 = 1

Examination topics

Reading list

Mandatory Literature will be announced. For being prepared please read
Adelman Jeremy, Is global history still possible or has it had its moment?
https://aeon.co/essays/is-global-history-still-possible-or-has-it-had-its-moment

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies
MA Geschichte: Schwerpunkt Globalgeschichte

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