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070292 SE Seminar on History - Religious Diversity and confessional interaction in Southeast Europe (2020W)

(16th - 18th c.)

8.00 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 serve).


max. 25 participants
Language: German


Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Update 3.11.: Bis auf Widerruf Umstellung auf digitale Lehre gemäß Universitätskonzept zur Verhinderung der Ausbreitung der Covid-19-Pandemie. Alle Infos erhalten Sie von der LV-Leitung via Moodle / eMail / ufind

Tuesday 03.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 05.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 10.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 12.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 17.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 19.11. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 24.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Tuesday 01.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 03.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 10.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Tuesday 15.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Digital
Thursday 17.12. 09:45 - 11:15 Digital
Thursday 07.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 12.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Thursday 14.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 19.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Thursday 21.01. 09:45 - 11:15 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8
Tuesday 26.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Hybride Lehre
Hörsaal 50 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8


Aims, contents and method of the course

Religious diversity was a structural condition in early modern Southeast Europe and to this extent forms a cultural heritage that continues to have manifold impacts until today. This phenomenon has been moving for some time now increasingly into the focus of critical historical research on the region, which questions established national-historiographic interpretations and also deconstructs static perceptions of the Early Modern in Southeast Europe. The seminar initially deals with institutional aspects of religious heterogeneity, whereby imperial ruling strategies applied by Ottomans, Venetians and Habsburgs are examined in comparative perspective. A further question concerns the manifold social and cultural implications of religious heterogeneity, with the focus being on contact zones and forms of trans-religious interaction as well as their repercussions on the formation of denominational identities. There will also be opportunity to examine the limits and scope of tolerance under pre-secular conditions.

Assessment and permitted materials

Reading of the literature provided in the syllabus
Submission of an expose during the blended learning.
Uninterrupted presence during the block seminar
Oral presentation
Written seminar paper (ca. 20 pages, which be written in English, Italian, Czech or Polish as well)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Well founded, innovative and source based combination of history & muic

Examination topics

Reading list

Daniel Morat, Zur Geschichte des Hörens. Ein Forschungsbericht, in: Archiv für Sozialgeschichte 51 (2011), 695-716.
Carl Schorske, Wien. Geist und Gesellschaft im Fin de Siècle, Frankfurt a.M.: S. Fischer Verlag, 1982, 305-346.
Peter Burke, What is Cultural History, Cambridge: Polity Press, 2004, 1-5, 100-126.
Moritz Csáky, Die Ideologie der Operette und Wiener Moderne: ein kulturhistorischer Essay, Wien: Böhlau, 1998², 62-108.
Derek B. Scott, Sounds of the Metropolis: The Nineteenth-Century Popular Music Revolution in London, New York, Paris and Vienna (New York: Oxford University Press, 2008), 39-48; 131-137.
Derek Sayer, The Coasts of Bohemia. A Czech History, Princeton: Princeton University Press, 1998 (Auszüge).
Scott Spector, Prague Territories. National Conflict and Cultural Innovation in Franz Kafka´s Fin de Siécle, Berkeley: University of California Press, 2000 (Auszüge).
Zdenka Janá?ková, My Life with Janá?ek. The Memoirs of Zdenka Janá?ková. Edited and translated by John Tyrrell, London: Faber & Faber, 2003 (Auszüge).
Alois Hába, Mein Weg zur Viertel- und Sechsteltonmusik, München: Filmkunst Musikverlag, 1986.

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte (2014 und 2019): Osteuropäische Geschichte, Neuzeit, Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung
IMA Osteuropastudien (2014 und 2019): M3.1, M4

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