Universität Wien

070233 KU Methods of Historical Research and Writing (2021W)

7.00 ECTS (3.00 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

The course should take place on premises at the times specified above. The sessions with compulsory attendance are planned in the lecture hall of the Institute for Eastern European History. Should the general conditions change due to tightening Covid-19 measures, the course will be continued online during the specified dates (BigBlueButton in Moodle).

Wednesday 06.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 13.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 20.10. 13:15 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 27.10. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 03.11. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 10.11. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 17.11. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 24.11. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 01.12. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 15.12. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 12.01. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 19.01. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07
Wednesday 26.01. 12:00 - 14:45 Hörsaal des Instituts für Osteuropäische Geschichte UniCampus Hof 3 2R-EG-07

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The aim of the course is to acquire basic knowledge of the nature, theories, working techniques and topics of historical research. The aim is to get to know selected issues and to develop methodical ability to analyze aspect-specific dimensions of historical structures and processes. Students acquire knowledge for formulating historical questions and practice research techniques, scientific writing and correct quoting. You will learn to deal critically with literature, sources and methods that are suitable for answering certain historical-scientific questions as well as to identify the current state of research on selected topics. This includes becoming familiar with working in libraries, archives and collections. Excursions to the Austrian State Archives and to the Eastern European Library, the University Library and the National Library are planned. The ability to develop independent questions and work theses is conveyed. A scientific coursework with a length of approx. 25,000 characters (with spaces, approx. 9 manuscript pages, 1½ lines, 12 points, including footnotes, title page, table of contents, bibliography, without graphics) should be independently written and presented in the course, taking historical requirements into account become. The topic and question are to be agreed with the course instructor.
The special topic, the example of which will be worked on during the course, is: “Migration of the population”.
Method: presentations (oral presentation), discussion, group work
The ongoing units include lectures by the course leader, discussions and presentations of results or hypotheses, practical exercises as well as the introduction of concrete reading on the topic, feedback on first drafts for the written work, etc. As part of the course, the offers of external support (Center for Teaching and Learning at the University of Vienna) or writing mentoring or literature processing (Zotero).
Teaching and learning content will be uploaded to Moodle.

Assessment and permitted materials

In the course the students regularly work on tasks such as:
- Writing different scientific texts such as abstract, review, concept and thesis. With regard to the text genres of reviews and abstracts, specific exercises are carried out
- Research tasks, citation exercises
- Reading selected sources, research literature and texts
- transcriptions of manuscripts
- 10 to 15 minute presentation
Within a period to be announced by the course leader, the students can submit a rough version of their course work in order to receive tips on opportunities for improvement in preparation for the final version.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Compulsory attendance, students may be absent from the on-site appointments once without excuse (excluding Covid-19-related demonstrable obstacles). Participation in the online sessions is compulsory. The group presentation is compulsory [on site / digital]. In addition, active participation in the discussions is also included in the grading. On-time submission of the written seminar paper.

Examination topics

All content covered in the course. Supportive learning materials will be uploaded to Moodle.

Reading list

Selected literature will be provided on Moodle and expanded during the course.

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Geschichtswissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken (7 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Geschichtswissenschaftliche Arbeitstechniken (7 ECTS)

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