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Making of the Modern World (HI153): Module Timetable

Week

Topic
Lectures 
(1) Tuesday at 11am in OC 1.05
(2) Wednesday at 9am in R0.21
 

For Seminar Questions and Readings, including links, please refer directly to the library's reading lists:

Term 1 (Talis Aspire)

Term 2 (Talis Aspire)

Term 3 (Talis Aspire)


To hear lectures via lecture capture, please go to Moodle, log in and go to HI53. On the right, you will see a link to lecture capture. Click there, and you will see links to the recorded lectures.

AUTUMN TERM

1 Introduction: What Made the Modern World

1. The Making of the Modern World in a European Perspective & General Introduction (MP)

2. The Making of the Modern World in a Global Perspective? General Introduction (SH)

2

Enlightenment, Revolution & Modernity (1)

Skill: Document Analysis - Enlightenment Texts

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1: What is Enlightenment? (SM)

2: Enlightenment and Modernity (SM)

3

Enlightenment, Revolution & Modernity (2)

Skill: Document Analysis - Declarations of Rights

1: Atlantic Revolutions (TL)

2: The French Revolution (CW)

4

The Wealth and Poverty of Nations

Skill: Measuring History - The Standard of Living Debate

1: The Industrial Revolution: Origins (JP)

2: The Industrial Revolution: Consequences (JP)

5

Nature and the Environment

Skill: Landscape

1: Nature in the Age of Industry (JP)

2: Politics of Global Energy (KS)

6 READING WEEK
7

Inequality and the Modern World

Skill: Documentary Film

1: Divergence, Industrialisation and Deindustrialisation (AS)

2: Capitalism, Poverty and Convergence (AS)

8

Ideologies & States (1): The Liberal National State

Skill: Document Analysis - Liberal Texts

1: Liberalism: Evolution of a Doctrine (MP)

2: Nationalism in the Modern World (AR)

How to put together a group project presentation

9

Ideologies & States (2): Challenges to Liberalism

Skill: Propaganda

1: Fascism (CS)

2: Socialism (CM)

How to put together a group project presentation

10

Ideologies & States (3): The Wider World

Skill: Photography

1: Imperialism (RFl)

2: Globalisation (AR)

How to put together a group project presentation

SPRING TERM

11

War, Violence, & Modernity (1): Faces of War

Skill: Oral History and the Experience of War

1: Modernising War (CR)

2: The Social Costs and Scars of Modern War (BS)

12

War, Violence & Modernity (2): Holocaust and Genocides

Skill: Memory and Memorialisation

1: Holocaust (AH)

2: Genocides (TLow)

13

Gender and Sexuality, 1

Skill: Letters

1: Gender (LS), Handout

2: Careers confidence and how to get it (Millie Tissut)

14

Slicing up Time and Space

Skill: Maps

Gender and Sexuality,2

1: Slicing up time and space (AG)

2: Sexuality (LS), Handout

15

Race, Nation and Citizenship

Skill: Slave Narratives

1: Race, Slavery and Citizenship in the US (LP)

2: Race, Slavery and Emancipation in the Black Atlantic World (LP)

16 READING WEEK
17

Class in the Modern World

Skill: Autobiography/Biography

1: Class in a European Context (LS), Handout

2: After Europe: Black Marxisms (SH)

18

Mass Society, Culture and Opposition in the Twentieth Century

Skill: Music

1: Formation of the Mass Society (RF)

2: Challenging the Mass Society (RF)

19

Faith and Modernity

Skill: Architecture

1: Religion in the Modern World (CR)

2: Questioning Science (MB)

20

History and Memory

Skill: War Memories

1: History and Memory (SC)

2: The Archives (MRC Staff)

Representing History Project: How to create a podcast (DT)

SUMMER TERM

21

Postmodernism - And After?

Skill: The Internet

1: Postmodernism and Postmodernity (ClS)

2: Postcolonialism (DL)

22

The Contemporary World in a Historical Perspective

Skill: Contemporary News

1: A European Perspective (SP)

2: A Global Perspective (SC)

23

Overview, Revision & Course Review

1: Introduction to Year 2 and Exam Revision and Module Review (SH)

Advice on Exams -- Year 2 Introduction

2: No Lecture

     
DA = David Anderson; MB = Michael Bycroft; SC = Song-Chuan Chen; RF = Roger Fagge; RFl = Robert Flechter; AG = Anne Gerritsen; AH = Anna Hajkova; SH = Sarah Hodges; DL = David Lambert; TL = Tim Lockley; TLow = Tom Lowman; CM = Christoph Mick; SM = Stuart Middleton; SP = Simon Peplow; MP = Mark Philp; LP = Lydia Plath; JP = James Poskett ; CR = Christopher Read; SR = Sarah Richardson; AR = Anna Ross; AS = Aditya Sarkar; LS = Laura Schwartz; KS = Katayoun Shafiee; BS= Ben Smith; ClS = Claudia Stein; CS = Colin Storer; MT = Millie Tissut; CW = Charles Walton