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'World of the Tavern' - Programme, Themes & Dates


This advanced option is structured in three parts:

I. Introduction II. Thematic Approaches III. Wider Perspectives


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Part I: INTRODUCTION

 

[week 1] Module framework and introduction 
(like all sessions on Wednesdays 9-11 am in H1.05)


[week 2] Historiography

 

[week 3] Early modern voices

 

Part II: THEMATIC APPROACHES

 

[week 4] Catering services

 

[week 5] Regulation


[Guidance meeting for dissertations by agreement] 


[week 6 = Reading Week]

 

Publican from Cessolis, De ludo scacchorum (1458)

'Innkeeper', miniature from a manuscript of De ludo scacchorum by Jacobus de Cessolis (1458)

[taken from the facsimile edition of Vatican Library, MS Cod. Pal. Lat. 961,
published by Belser Verlag, Zurich 1988, f. 46r]

 

[week 7] Group presentation on publicans 


[Short essay 1: please place hardcopy of max. 2000 words with coversheet, formatted in line with UG handbook styleguide (incl. footnotes and a bibliography divided into primary/secondary sources), in H313 pigeon hole by noon on Friday of week 7]

 

[week 8] Group presentation on economic dimensions


[Dissertation writers: please place hardcopy of a 2-page outline of topic, research questions, planned content/structure, key primary/secondary resources, in H313 pigeon hole by noon on Friday of week 8]

 

[week 9] Group presentation on social and cultural services 

 
[week 10] NO CLASSES


[Titles and materials for dissertations to be finalized with module tutor by the end of the autumn term]

 

[Spring Term]

 

[week 11] Group presentation on gender roles 

 

[week 12] Crime (Publicans and Patrons)

 

[week 13] Sex and the Early Modern Public House

 

[week 14] Long-term-changes I (medieval/early modern) 

 

[non-assessed short essay (or book review) due at the end of week 13]

 

[week 15] Long-term-changes II (early modern/modern)  

[Titles and materials for long essays to be finalized with module tutor before Reading Week]
 

[week 16 = Reading Week]

Part III. WIDER PERSPECTIVES

 

[week 17] Church and tavern

 

[week 18] Class presentations on dissertations and long essays


NB: SATURDAY week 18: Spaces [field trip to historic public houses in the region]

[week 19] Tavern and local authorities 

 
[week 20] Interdisciplinary approaches 


[Summer Term]

[week 21]  Conclusion


[Long essay due at History Office by the departmental deadline specified on the undergraduate website]


[optional mock exam due Wednesday week 22]


Revision session by agreement


[Dissertation due at History Office by the departmental deadline specified on the undergraduate website]

 

Inn sign of the former Golden Falcon in Bern

Inn sign of the former Golden Falcon in Bern [Photo: BK]