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Syllabus

Week 

Lecture

Seminar Topics/Links to weekly readings

  Part I: History Writing in Modernity: Grand Narratives of Human Reason and the Progress of Civilisation
1
Introduction

Lecture Notes

Lecture PPT

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

History Writing in the Enlightenment: Purpose and Practice

Lecture PPT

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

Lecture PPT

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

4

History as Class Struggle

Lecture Slides

History as Class Struggle 
5

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

Lecture Slides

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

Lecture Slides

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’

Lecture Slides

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

9

Literary Criticism and the ‘Linguistic turn’

Lecture Slides

Literary Criticism and the 'Linguistic Turn'
10 Power/Knowledge and the Human Subject in History: Michel Foucault Power/Knowledge and the Human Subject in History: Michel Foucault