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410003 SE Colloquium of the cluster Antiquity, Byzantium, and Middle Ages (2021S)

Anthropological, sociological, and historical approaches

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: English



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DO 04.03.2021 15.00-18.15
DO 11.03.2021 15.00-18.15
DO 25.03.2021 15.00-18.15
DO 14-tg von 15.04.2021 bis 10.06.2021 15.00-18.15
DO 20.05.2021 15.00-18.15


Aims, contents and method of the course

To read and discuss together some old classics and recent scholarship, mostly in Anthropology and Sociology. Despite the pan-German statement to languages, the course is in English, alas the dominant language for careers ;-)

Assessment and permitted materials

Small reaction papers to the reading due Wednesday mornings before each session

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

Presence, discussion, writing

Examination topics

No exam

Reading list

Will be posted on Moodle or via Moodle. Will include: Marshall Sahlins, Islands of History & Sahlins "The original"; Joan Scott, "Gender"; Marilyn Strathern, Gender of the Gift; some Pierre Bourdieu (with Philipp Gorski); Chris Wickham, Framing the Middle Ages; Alan Strathern, Unearthly Powers; John Arnold's use of Foucault; Jan Assmann, Mosaische Unterscheidung (German and English)

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