Universität Wien FIND

070362 SE BA-Seminar - A new diplomatic history of Southeast Asia, 1400-1800 (2019W)

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

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max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Tuesday 05.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 12.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 19.11. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 03.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 17.12. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 07.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 14.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Friday 17.01. 09:45 - 16:30 Seminarraum 1 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 Erdgeschoß
Tuesday 21.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock
Tuesday 28.01. 13:15 - 14:45 Seminarraum 15 Oskar-Morgenstern-Platz 1 3.Stock

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Aims, contents and method of the course

Inter-polity relations across early modern South East Asia (c. 1400-1800) were defined by spectacular growth of commercial networks, the marked increase of religious travel and ongoing imperial expansion. Diplomatic activity in this seminal period has traditionally been framed within a teleological model of state building and the adoption of International Law. This view, however, neglects both indigenous and colonial patterns of negotiations and exchange and often ignores the impact of diplomatic practices of the Sinosphere and the Indian Ocean World. The seminar introduces the latest research in new diplomatic history with its focus on gender, material culture, non-elite actors, symbolic language and performativity in order to re-think the conceptualization of foreign relations in South East Asia. Looking at specific examples from the Philippines, the Indonesian archipelago, the Malay Peninsula and Japan, it will discuss aspects of foreign relations such as tributary systems, maritime conflict management and border policies from the perspective of connected histories.

Assessment and permitted materials

Participation in class in discussion with related writing assignments (30%)
Presentation of one reading in pairs in form of a podcast interview) (10%)
Presentation of research results in a workshop on 17 January 2020 (10%)
Final essay (Bachelorarbeit) (60,000 characters) to be submitted before 1 March 2020 (50%)

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Coursework and classroom discussions are in English. The Bachelor thesis can be written in either German or English.

Regular attendance (not more than two absences), engaged reading and active participation in class are key.

Examination topics

Reading list

Coursework and classroom discussions are in English. The Bachelor thesis can be written in either German or English.

Regular attendance (not more than two absences), engaged reading and active participation in class are key.

Association in the course directory

BA (alt): 9 ECTS
BEd: 8 ECTS
Diplom: Osteuropäische Geschichte, Politikgeschichte

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