LET-GESB2106-CEH
Historiographical Debates in European History 1
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-GESB2106-CEH
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; History;
Lecturer(s)
Lecturer
dr. L.J. Bulten
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Contactperson for the course
dr. A. van Veen
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Coordinator
dr. A. van Veen
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Examiner
dr. A. van Veen
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 1  (04/09/2023 to 05/11/2023)
Starting block
PER 1
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesNo
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
Course objectives:
Upon completion of this course, you are able to:
  • indicate the significance of the historiography on the discussed themes in the scientific and societal debate
  • test literature for correctness, scope, consistency, and originality, and thereby assess the persuasiveness of historiographical texts
  • appoint the positionality of the scientific judgment of yourself and others
  • independently prepare and conduct a historiographical analysis
  • present results in writing.
Content
In this course, two central themes of European history will be discussed. However, not the historical past, but academic debates surrounding these topics will be object of study. Students practice with analysing historiographical debates and writing historiographical papers.

The course commences with an introductory lecture about the function and composition of historiographical literature reviews. Subsequently, the course continues in seminar groups in which students will practice with analysing historiographical debates in two three-week modules. One module concerns the possible ancient or medieval origins of the concept of ‘Europe’ and the second module focuses on German colonialism and the Holocaust. In the third week of each module, students write a historiographical paper on the discussed theme.

At the end of the course, students write a historiographical paper of c. 1000 words about a historiographical debate that has not yet been discussed in the seminars.
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information
Take Home Exam (with time slot)
Historiographical paper
weight: 100%
Specifics

Recommended materials
Book

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Paper
Test weight100
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 1, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5