LET-GESB2102-CEH
Identity and Diversity in European History
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-GESB2102-CEH
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; History;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. A.M.G. Arnout
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Examiner
dr. A.M.G. Arnout
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Lecturer
dr. A.M.G. Arnout
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A.M.G. Arnout
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Lecturer
dr. D.C. van der Linden
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Academic year2020
Period
PER 1  (31/08/2020 to 01/11/2020)
Starting block
PER 1
Course mode
full-time
Remarks-
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
At the end of this course you will: 
  • have gained 
    • knowledge of the history of hair in a global context;
    • insight into concepts such as identity, gender, sexuality, race and intersectionality. 
  • be able to 
    • explain those concepts using examples from the history of hair 
    • use these concepts to analyze and interpret historical sources 
    • reflect on the importance of historical research with regard to issues of identity, race, gender, and sexuality; 
    • use this (conceptual) knowledge and insight to write an academic paper based on historical research, and present their research in class
Content
This course is about the history of hair. We are all concerned with where it grows on our bodies, how it sits on our heads. and whether it makes us presentable. We cherish it, we curse it, we expose it and we cover it up, we cut it, we color it, and we tame it. All of these actions feel like the most natural thing in the world, when in fact they are not. Throughout history, hair has defined the identity of people and communities. It has defined both groups and individuals and it has also set people apart. 

‚ÄčIn this course we will exlore this history and use it as a lens to analyse key concept such as identity, gender, sexuality, race, and intersectionality. Students will learn to recognize when and how these concepts are being used in secondary sources and they will practice with applying them in the analysis of primary sources. 

We will collectively discuss such topics as beards and baldness, razors and wigs, and key historical figures like Charles Darwin and Marilyn Monroe. At the end of the course students will apply the acquired knowledge and skills to write an essay in which they analyse a chosen topic within the history of hair. 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Book
Title:Geschiedenis schrijven! Wegwijzer voor historici
Author:J. Kamp et al.,
Publisher:Amsterdam; Amsterdam UP, 2016

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Presentation
Test weight30
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5

Paper
Test weight70
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5