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070237 EX Excursion (2015S)

The First World War in the Caribbean

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

There are two dates for the Field Trip to Trinidad and Tobago: : 2.3.-15.3.2015 or 29.3.- 11.4.2015. Alternative I am offering dates between April and May prior arrangement. Final units (workshop) will take place at the University of Vienna on June 26-27 between 2-6pm.

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Details

max. 15 participants
Language: German

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

There are two dates for the Field Trip to Trinidad and Tobago: : 2.3.-15.3.2015 or 29.3.- 11.4.2015. Alternative I am offering dates between April and May prior arrangement. Final units (workshop) will take place at the University of Vienna on June 26-27 between 2-6pm.

Friday 26.06. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 4 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Saturday 27.06. 14:00 - 18:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 4 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The Excursion will consist of 16 Seminars and 8 Field Trips. Participants will be exposed to the history of the Caribbean before, during and after the First World War. The program covers the period 1898 to 1930, with the main focus on Trinidad and Tobago during the Great War.
The following themes will be covered:
- Pre-war Crisis in the Caribbean and Circum-Caribbean (e.g. Venezuela, Colombia, Panama, Nicaragua)
- State of Emergency (e. g.: curfew, food rationing, proclamations, edicts and ordinances, policing and surveillance, customs, postal communications, every day dramas, personal stories and narratives, private and official correspondences).
- War Economy (e. g.: food production, production of military garb, weaponry [e. g.: fuel, oil gas and energy supplies], the managed economy).
- Conduct of War (e .g. : Military Strategies, alliances, recruitment, the West Indian Regiment, Black Soldiers, establishment of military bases and barracks, military cemeteries, prisoners of war [Germans, Austrians(-Hungarians), Bulgarians, Turks, Collaborators], detention camps.
- Media (e.g.:: radio, newspapers, pamphlets, posters, films, propaganda).
- Post-War consequences (Disbanded soldiers, war veterans, monuments, migration, diplomacy, economic and political transitions processes).

Assessment and permitted materials

Active participation in the excursion; research paper (3000 words); Lecture (20 minutes)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Understanding of the Great War as a Global War. Elaborate the impact of World War in the Colonial and Post-Colonial Caribbean as well as the long decolonization process aftermath.

Examination topics

Field Trip, Study of sources, workshop

Reading list

ASPINALL Algernon E., "The West Indies & the War". In: Overseas, 12, 1917, 55-7.
BARBEAU Arthur E./HENRI Florette, The Unknown Soldiers: African American Troops in World War 1. New York 1996.
BUCKLEY Roger Norman, Slaves in Red Coats: the British West India Regiments, 1795-1815, New Haven 1979.
CUNDALL Frank, Jamaica`s Part in the Great War 1914-1918. London 1925.
CIPRIANI A.A., Twenty-five Years After: The British West Indies Regiment in the Great War 1914-1918, Port of Spain 1940.
DALLAS Gloden/GILL Douglas, The Unknown Army: Mutinies in the British Army in World War I, London 1985.
DE LISSER H. G., Jamaica and the Great War. Kingston 1917.
DYDE Brian, The Empty Sleeve: the Story of the West India Regiment of the British Army, St. Johns 1997.
HORNER A.E., From the Islands of the Sea: Glimpses of a West Indian Battalion in France. Nassau 1919
HOWE Glenford D., Race, War and Nationalism: A Social History of West Indians in the First World War, Kingston 2002.
HOWE Glenford D., Military-Civilian Intercourse, Prostitution and Venereal Disease Among Black West Indian Soldiers During World War". In: JCH, 31:1 & 2, 1997, 91.
JOHNSTONE Harry H., The Black Man`s Part in the War. London 1917.
JOSEPH C. L., The British West Indies Regiment 1914-1918". In: Journal of Caribbean History, 2, 1971, 94-124.
OGILVIE Charles M., A Diary of the Great War, Kingston, 1919.
LEVINE Philippa,"Battle Colors: Race, Sex, and Colonial Soldiery in World War I”. In: Journal of Women´s History, 8:4, 1998, 104-130.
MORROW John, The Great War: An Imperial History, London 2004.
ORAM, Gerard - Worthless Men: Race Eugenics and the Death Penalty in the British Army During the First World War, London: Francis Bootle, 1998.
RAMSON Rev. J.L., "Carry On" or Papers from the Life of a West Indian Padre in the Field, Kingston 1918.
REED Paul, "Black Soldiers in the British Army, 1914-1919". In: Stand To! April 1997, 10-12.
SMITH Richard, Jamaican Volunteers in the First World War: Race, Masculinity and the Development of National Consciousness. Manchester 2004.
SOMERVILLE Christopher, Our War: How the British Commonwealth Fought the Second World War. London 1998.

Association in the course directory

Ma Geschichte 2014: Exkursion (6 ECTS) | MA Geschichte 08: PM Exkursion (6 ECTS) |MA Historisch-kulturweissenschaftliche Europaforschung: PM Exkursion (6 ECTS)|

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