Universität Wien FIND

070554 SE Early Modern History (approx. 1500 to approx. 1800) (2010W)

6.00 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

Monday 04.10. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 1 Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 10
Monday 17.01. 09:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 2 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Monday 17.01. 15:00 - 18:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 48 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)
Tuesday 18.01. 09:00 - 12:00 Seminarraum Geschichte 3 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 9
Tuesday 18.01. 12:00 - 14:00 Elise Richter-Saal Hauptgebäude, 1.Stock, Stiege 1
Tuesday 18.01. 14:00 - 18:00 (ehem. Medienraum des Instituts für Geschichte Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock)
Wednesday 19.01. 09:00 - 12:00 (ehem. Hörsaal 45 Hauptgebäude, 2.Stock, Stiege 8)


Aims, contents and method of the course

The course offers an introduction in modern european-jewish history. It covers the period from the expulsion of Spanish Jewry, which is generally regarded as the beginning of modern Jewish history, up to the foundation of the State of Israel. It explores Jewish history from a transnational and transcultural perspective. Focusing on the political and cultural interaction between Jewish and non-Jewish societies, areas of analysis include the impact of the Enlightenment, the legal and political processes of emancipation, inner-Jewish religious and cultural developments, the significance of World War I, the concept of Jewish cultural renewal, Zionist and other political movements, anti-Semitism and the destruction of European Jewry. It is the aim to introduce into recent trends of Jewish historiography and to contextualize this subdiscipline in the wider historiography of Europe.

Assessment and permitted materials

regular and active participation, presentation, research paper

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

advanced knowledge and understanding of the subject

Examination topics

reading, discussion, presentation, writing

Reading list

Association in the course directory

MA Geschichte: Vertiefung 1 Frühe Neuzeit + Vertiefung 2 Späte Neuzeit; Diplom: E2; MA Historisch-Kulturwissenschaftliche Europaforschung: Vertiefung 2; MA Globalgeschichte und Global Studies, APM Vertiefung 2; BA-Modul 2 (10 ECTS);

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