Universität Wien FIND

240090 SE VM5 / VM2 - 'Eating People is Wrong' (2019S)

On the Nature and Causes of Famines in the 19th and 20th Centuries.

Continuous assessment of course work
SGU

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Friday 08.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 15.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 22.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 29.03. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 05.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 12.04. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 03.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 10.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 17.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 24.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 31.05. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 07.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 14.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 21.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05
Friday 28.06. 12:00 - 14:00 Seminarraum Internationale Entwicklung Afrikawissenschaften UniCampus Hof 5 2Q-EG-05

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

The title of this seminar is a reference to a recently published collection of essays by Cormac Ó Gráda (2015), who has made numerous important contributions to our understanding of the nature and causes of famines. Famine research has long been a lively academic field and has attracted scholars from numerous disciplines, such as economics, history, development studies, demography, political science or anthropology.
Famines are extremely complex events that are shaped by a large number of factors, both natural and human. To understand what causes those extreme events, we will examine famines globally from ca. 1800 to ca. 2000. Our readings will include economists like Thomas Malthus, Robert Fogel and Amartya Sen, historians like Cormac Ó Gráda and Frank Dikötter and scholars from the field of development studies, like Stephen Devereux.

Assessment and permitted materials

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Grading:

1) Active participation
2) Oral Presentations
3) Regular written assignments
4) Final Seminar paper, 15 pages

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

VM5 / VM2

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