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070271 PS BA-Proseminar - Death, Burial and Society in Medieval Europe (2020S)

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

Tuesday 03.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 10.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 17.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 24.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 31.03. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 21.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 28.04. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 05.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 12.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 19.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 26.05. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 09.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 16.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 23.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 30.06. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Course description
The aim of this course is to give an insight to approaches to death by diverse social classes in the Middle Ages, starting from the age of Childeric I to the end of the Late Middle Ages. The course primarily focuses on Christian practice, but examines also the contemporary other religions and beliefs, examining historical and archaeological evidence. The course aims to introduce the interdisciplinary methods for interpreting death and burial, with special regards on the different methodology applied to different eras and social classes, and the evolution of good and bad death during these times. By examples, we will explore contradictions in theory and practice, thus between the church and popular belief. Special themes to be discussed are the issues of gender, social class, religion and the manifestation of these in burials, including irregular graves.

Learning outcomes:
The main objective of this course is to accustom students to interdisciplinary historical analysis, on a complex and diversified topic such as death and society in medieval Europe, in the form of guided (critical) reading of contemporary secondary literature. Students will be required to reflect and assess on the readings in class, discussing not only the topic itself, but methodology, argumentation and sources. In the second half of the term, students will be required to make a presentation on a topic from selected themes and hand it in as a term paper by the end of the course.

Assessment and permitted materials

Weekly readings and active participation in their discussion during class, absent from class max. two times, presentation of a term paper in class and submission of a term paper after the end of the course.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Minimum requirements see above, criteria: 40% class participation, 30% paper presentation, 30% submitted term paper

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Mittelalter
BEd UF Geschichte: Frauen- und Geschlechtergeschichte. Wirtschafts- und Sozialgeschichte

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