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240123 SE VM3 / VM6 - The ‘Silk Roads’ in the Past and Present (2019S)

Mobility, Migration, and Exchange in Central Asia and Beyond

Continuous assessment of course work

Details

max. 25 participants
Language: English

Lecturers

Classes (iCal) - next class is marked with N

Thursday 07.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 14.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 21.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 28.03. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 04.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 11.04. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 02.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 09.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 16.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 23.05. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 06.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 13.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1
Thursday 27.06. 13:00 - 15:00 Seminarraum SG2 Internationale Entwicklung, Sensengasse 3, Bauteil 1

Information

Aims, contents and method of the course

Aims: The students understand the significance of exchange relations and mobility for societal development, know the main features of the historical ‘Silk Roads’ and their importance for Central Asia’s integration into transcontinental networks, and can critically assess the latest developments that are colloquially labeled as the ‘New Silk Roads.’
Content: For some time, the topos of the ‘Silk Roads’ has been used to link economic, cultural, and identity-related relations in Central Asia and neighboring regions to a positively perceived mythical past. Currently, China’s ‘New Silk Road’ project the ‘Belt and Rad Initiative’ is on everyone’s lips, and, oftentimes, critically discussed. This course deals with concepts of the ‘Silk Roads’ in the past and present, and focuses on topics like infrastructural development and new transport entanglements, economic relations and cultural exchange, and mobility and migration phenomena, as well as geopolitics from a trans-regional perspective.
Methods: Literature-based presentations and discussions, session minutes (protocols/memos), short written contributions (essays or reaction papers), and a scientific paper (Seminararbeit) about the topic that was chosen for their presentation.

Assessment and permitted materials

Regular and active participation
Preparation and post-processing of the sessions, incl. perusal of the compulsory literature
Presentation

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Regular and active participation
Preparation and post-processing of the sessions, incl. perusal of the compulsory literature
Presentation
Written contributions (protocol, short paper, and course paper)

Examination topics

Reading list


Association in the course directory

VM3 / VM6

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