Universität Wien

070238 UE Course on Methodology - Theories and Methods of Global History und Global Studies (2022S)

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

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Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Wednesday 09.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 16.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 23.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 30.03. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 06.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 27.04. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 04.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 11.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 18.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 25.05. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 01.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 08.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 15.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 22.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1
Wednesday 29.06. 11:30 - 13:00 Seminarraum 2, Institut für Zeitgeschichte, 1090 Wien, Spitalgasse 2-4, Hof 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

This course will familiarise students with different theoretical approaches and methodological tools in the fields of global history and global studies. The course has a twofold aim. First, it will present an overview of the current theoretical-methodological debates in the field of global history, including the relevance of comparison for transnational history, proper application of different scales and the perils of methodological nationalism. Weekly readings of the selected secondary literature will serve this purpose. Second, the course will provide an insight into concrete research steps and methods researchers utilise during their work. This will be done by the lecturers and guest speakers presenting examples from their own research experience, demonstrating theories and methods of global history in practice.

Assessment and permitted materials

The course grade will be based on: class participation (20 %), weekly assignments and presentations (20%), and the final essay (40%).

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The course will be conducted in the English language. As the learning objectives of theory and methods classes are based on the collaborative approach and active engagement with class content, student participation in class discussions is expected and encouraged. The students are expected to engage in continuous work throughout the semester, which includes a weekly reading of assigned texts, taking part in collective discussions and preparing short assignments for each session. Additionally, students will present one of the readings in class and submit a short term paper addressing a methodological question or one of the covered research methods.
All readings will be available on the Moodle platform.

Examination topics

Term paper.

Reading list

Selected literature:
Conrad, Sebastian. What is Global History? Princeton: Princeton University Press, 2016.
Berg, Maxine. ‘Global History: Approaches and New Directions’, in Writing the History of the Global: Challenges for the Twenty-First Century, ed. Maxine Berg (Oxford University Press, 2013), 1-18.
Drayton, Richard and David Motadel. ‘Discussion: The Futures of Global History’. Journal of Global History 13 (2018): 1–21.
Stanziani, Alessandro. ‘Why We Need Global History‘, in Eurocentrism and the Politics of Global History (Palgrave Pivot, 2018).
Bayly, C. A., Sven Beckert, Matthew Connelly, Isabel Hofmeyr, Wendy Kozol, and Patricia Seed. ‘AHR Conversation: On Transnational History’. American Historical Review 111, no. 5 (2006): 1440–64.
Saunier, Pierre-Yves. ‘Learning by Doing: Notes about the Making of the Palgrave Dictionary of Transnational History.’ Journal of Modern European History 6, No. 2 (2008), 159-180.

Association in the course directory

MA Globalgeschichte & Global Studies (Vers 2019): PM2 Forschungsprozess und Methoden, Methodenkurs Theorien und Methoden der Globalgeschichte und Global Studies (5 ECTS).

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