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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 libary's reading list on Talis Aspire. For term 2, there is a new link on Talis Aspire!


To hear lectures via lecture capture, please go to Moodle, log in and go to HI175. On the right, you will see a link to lecture caputure. Click there, and you will see links to the recorded lectures.

AUTUMN TERM

1 Introduction: What Made the Modern World

The Making of the Modern World in a Global Perspective & General Introduction (SH)

The Making of the Modern World in a European Perspective (MP)

2

Enlightenment, Revolution & Modernity (1)

Skill: Document Analysis - Enlightenment Texts

1: What is Enlightenment? (SM)

2: Enlightenment and Modernity (SM)

3

Enlightenment, Revolution & Modernity (2)

Skill: Document Analysis - Declarations of Rights

1: A French Revolution... (CW)

2: ...in an Age of Atlantic Revolution (TL)

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)

3: Presentation Workshop

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)

9

Ideologies & States (2): Challenges to Liberalism

Skill: Propaganda

1: Fascism (CS)

2: Socialism (CM)

10

Ideologies & States (3): The Wider World

Skill: Photography

1: Imperialism (RFl)

2: Globalisation (AR)

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 (DA)

13

Class in the Modern World

Skill: Biography/Autobiography

1: Class in a European Context (LS)

2: Class in Global Context (SH)

14

Gender and Sexuality

Skill: Letters

1: Gender (LS), Handout

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

Slicing Up Time and Space

Skill: Maps

CVs and Career Planning

1. Slicing Up Time and Space (AG)

2: CV and Career Planning (Millie Tissut)

18

Mass Society, Culture and Opposition in the Twentieth Century

Skill: Music

 
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)

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 Course Review SH

Advise on Exams -- Year 2 Introduction

2: No Lecture

     
AR = Anna Ross; CR = Christopher Read; ClS = Claudia Stein; JH = Joachim Häberlen; JP = James Poskett; LP = Lydia Plath; PP = Pierre Purseigle; RF = Roger Fagge; RFl = Robert Flechter; SM = Stuart Middleton; TL = Tim Lockley; KS = Katayoun Shafiee; SR = Sara Richardson; CM = Christoph Mick; GR = Giorgio Riello; CS = Colin Storer; JD = Jonathan Davies; LS = Laura Schwartz; JS = J.E. Smyth; SP = Simon Peplow; DL = David Lambert