LET-GESB2107-CEH
Historiographical Debates in European History 2
Course infoSchedule
Course moduleLET-GESB2107-CEH
Credits (ECTS)5
Category-
Language of instructionEnglish
Offered byRadboud University; Faculty of Arts; History;
Lecturer(s)
Coordinator
dr. M. Murkens
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Lecturer
dr. M. Murkens
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Contactperson for the course
dr. M. Murkens
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Examiner
dr. M. Murkens
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Academic year2023
Period
PER 2  (06/11/2023 to 28/01/2024)
Starting block
PER 2
Course mode
full-time
RemarksAccessible to exchange students
Registration using OSIRISYes
Course open to students from other facultiesYes
Pre-registrationNo
Waiting listNo
Placement procedure-
Aims
After successful completion of the course, you will be able to:
  •  identify the significance of the historiography on migration in the scientific and societal debate
  •  test literature for correctness, scope, consistency and originality, thereby judging the persuasiveness of historiographical texts
  •  indicate the positionality of the scientific judgment of yourself and others
  •  independently prepare and conduct a historiographical analysis
  • to present results orally and in writing.

 
Content
Migration has been a hot topic in society for decades. The debates on migration are characterized by diverging opinions and deep emotions. Migration is a good example of a research area in which the results of historical studies are not blindly accepted by society.
 
In this course we will look at the relationship between migration research and public opinion, but also at the historiographical development on migration. Under pressure of public opinions and questions, the historiography on migration has developed rapidly over the past half century.
 
You will learn to interpret trends in migration research and to understand the main concepts and historical models. Moreover, you will learn to analyze and discuss recent literature on the theme of migration. You will also gain insight into how concepts and models are used and sometimes misused in the public debate.
 
The lectures in this course mainly provide information about historical trends in migration, the historiographical debate and about the interaction between scientific debate and society. In addition, core concepts and models from the migration research are discussed in relation to their historiographical context.
 
In the working groups student analyze academic literature on migration (related to the historical knowledge and the historiographical insights from the lectures), and practice the writing of a historiographical paper. Last but not least, they will investigate the role that migration plays in the current societal debate.
 
Level

Presumed foreknowledge

Test information

Specifics

Required materials
Book
Title:Writing history! A companion for historians
Author:J. Kamp et al.,
Publisher:Amsterdam; Amsterdam UP, 2018

Instructional modes
Seminar
Attendance MandatoryYes

Tests
Written Exam
Test weight50
Test typeWritten exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5

Paper
Test weight40
Test typeProject
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 3

Minimum grade
5,5

Presentation
Test weight10
Test typeOral exam
OpportunitiesBlock PER 2, Block PER 2

Minimum grade
5,5