This introductory seminar offers an overview of important approaches and contributions to global history. By discussing writings and research widely drawn upon by global historians, the seminar ... Lesen Sie weiter
This introductory seminar offers an overview of important approaches and contributions to global history. By discussing writings and research widely drawn upon by global historians, the seminar provides students with a toolkit for understanding and critically assessing the last decades’ turn away from nation-centered ways of seeing history. This global turn has paved the way for histories focusing on the movements of people, goods, and ideas across boundaries. Global history is concerned with understanding how these cross-border movements have determined and shaped historical change at the local, regional, national, transnational, and global level. At the end of the semester, the participants will be familiar with and have developed a personal stance towards these approaches.
In order to successfully complete the course, you must meet the following requirements: A. Regular and active participation (thorough preparation of assigned readings, regular contribution to group work and in-class discussions); B. short responses to the readings that must be uploaded to Blackboard every week ahead of class; C. a short essay (1.500 words) in which you discuss one of the presentations in the Global History Colloquium (Mondays, 18:00-20:00) and link it to the issues and questions discussed in our seminar.