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Syllabus

Week 

Lecture (for lecture recordings see Moodle)

Seminar Topics/Links to weekly readings

 

Part I: History Writing in Modernity: Grand Narratives of Human Reason and the Progress of Civilisation

(for lecture recordings see Moodle)

All lectures will take place on Tuesdays, 09.00 - 10.00 am, in FAB 0.08

1

Introduction

Aditya Sarkar

There are no texts for the week 1 seminar: this will be an introductory session
2

History Writing in the Enlightenment: Purpose and Practice

Charles Walton

History Writing in the Enlightenment: Purpose and Practices 
3

History Writing as an Art or a Science? Or Both? 19-Century Views in Germany and Britain

Claudia Stein

History Writing as an Art or a Science? Or Both? 19-Century Views in Germany and Britain

4

History as Class Struggle

Aditya Sarkar

History as Class Struggle 
5

Total History? The Annales School and the Rise of Social History

Charles Walton

Total History? The Annales School and the Rise of Social History 
6 READING WEEK
7

The Rise of the New Social History: Socialist Humanism and Feminist History of the 1960s and 1970

Aditya Sarkar

The Rise of the New Social History: Socialist Humanism and Feminist History of the 1960s and 1970

  Part II: History Writing in Post-Modernity: Challenging History's ‘Grand Narratives’
8

The Past is a ‘Foreign Land’: Microhistory and the ‘Ethnographic Turn’

TBC

The Past is a 'Foreign Land' Foreign Land: Microhistory and the 'Ethnographic Turn'

9

Literary Criticism and the ‘Linguistic turn’

Claudia Stein

Literary Criticism and the 'Linguistic Turn'
10

Power/Knowledge and the Human Subject in History: Michel Foucault

Claudia Stein

Power/Knowledge and the Human Subject in History: Michel Foucault