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070291 UE Guided Reading Global History - Hetero- and Self-Perceptions of the "Orient in the Occident" (2020W)

(18th - 20th c.) - selected text sources

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


Note: The time of your registration within the registration period has no effect on the allocation of places (no first come, first served).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

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Wednesday 04.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 11.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 18.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 25.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 02.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 09.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 16.12. 11:30 - 13:00 Digital
Wednesday 13.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 13.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.01. 11:30 - 13:00 Hörsaal 31 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 9
Wednesday 27.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

The reading course examines cultural geographic locations of Southeastern Europe between "Orient" and "Occident", using selected texts by authors from outside as well as within the region, with respect to topos-building between authentic observation and projection, from the 18th to the 20th century, the examples ranging from Mary Wortley Montagu to Robert Kaplan and from Dositej Obradovic to Ion Dragoumis. The course aims at practicing working techniques with narrative sources and does not require specific language skills.

Assessment and permitted materials

Präsentationen, Diskussion, Gruppenarbeit

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Aktive Teilnahme an Diskussion [vor Ort/Diskussionsforum auf Moodle]; mündliche Gruppenpräsentation [Ersatz: digital] inkl. Handout; Entwicklung einer Forschungsfrage (Exposé).

Examination topics

Reading list

Robert Halsband (Hg.), The Selected Letters of Lady Mary Wortley Montagu, Harmonsworth 1986.
George Rapall Noyes (Hg.), The Life and Adventures of Dimitrije Obradovic who as a monk was given the name Dositej written and published by himself, Los Angeles 1953
?. Th. Dimaras, (Hg.), Athanasios Soulitotes-Nikolaides, Briefe aus den Bergen und Notzibuch [gr.], Athen 1971
Robert Kaplan, Balkan Ghosts: A Journey Through History [dt. Die Geister des Balkan. Eine Reise durch die Geschichte und Politik eines Krisengebietes], New York 1993

Association in the course directory

BA Geschichte (2012): Neuzeit, Zeitgeschichte (4 ECTS)
BA Geschichte (2019): Globalgeschichte (5 ECTS)
BEd UF Geschichte: Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung, Globalgeschichte, Osteuropäische Geschichte (4 ECTS)
ID MA Osteuropastudien: M2.1a, M2.1b

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