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070340 UE Lecture course Modernity (2021W)

5.00 ECTS (2.00 SWS), SPL 7 - Geschichte
Continuous assessment of course work
We 15.12. 16:45-18:15 Digital


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

The course will take place online. You can reach me at borbala.zsuzsanna.toeroek@univie.ac.at

Wednesday 06.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 13.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 20.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 27.10. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 03.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 10.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 17.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 24.11. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 01.12. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 12.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 19.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital
Wednesday 26.01. 16:45 - 18:15 Digital


Aims, contents and method of the course

What was modern in modernity? The reading course interprets modern history as an epoch of continuously producing and reproducing borders and boundaries. The very essence of modernity has been its self-distinction from earlier epochs; also, the period witnessed the creation of new kinds of geographic, political and legal spaces. The geographically sharply delimited territorial state was a typical product of modernity, drawing new boundaries between those having access to law and citizenship rights. Modern science consolidated itself by delimiting itself from religion and “pseudo-science,” and the modern sense of humanity consisted in its separation from nature. On the basis of empirical and theoretical literature, the course analyzes processes of making and unmaking borders and boundaries in modern politics, society, economy and science. It accompanies the lecture course on modern history and creates its own thematic emphases.

Assessment and permitted materials

- active participation in the discussions (e.g. preparing questions) 25%
- 1 review of a reading (2-4 pages) 25%
- 1 Presentation 50 %
Students can choose the two readings for the review and the presentation.

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation in the course activities (maximal two absences are permitted), preparation of assignments

good English reading skills

Examination topics

Reading list

The readings will be available on moodle

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte 2014: SP Neuzeit

Last modified: Mo 04.10.2021 14:09