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HIST0301

Contemporary Historiography

Problems in Contemporary Historiography
We will explore competing conceptions of the nature of historical inquiry. The historian's craft will be examined through the varied lenses of major methodological and philosophical paradigms prevalent over the last 30 years: Marxism, "critical" history, structuralism and the Annales School, and post-structuralism. Texts of the philosophers whose thought informs these approaches, such as Marx, Nietzsche, Saussure, Derrida, and Foucault, will be read. Historians whose scholarship has been shaped and influenced by these paradigms, such as Eric Hobsbawm, E.P. Thompson, Fernand Braudel, Le Roy Ladurie, Dominic LaCapra, and Hayden White, will also be considered. 3 hrs. sem.
Subject:
History
Department:
History
Division:
Humanities
Requirements Fulfilled:
EUR HIS PHL
Equivalent Courses:

Sections

Spring 2010

HIST0301A-S10 Seminar (West)

Spring 2008

HIST0301A-S08 Seminar (West)

Spring 2007

HIST0301A-S07 Seminar (West)

Spring 2006

HIST0301A-S06 Seminar (West)
HIST0301B-S06 Seminar (West)

Spring 2005

HIST0301A-S05 Seminar (West)
HIST0301B-S05 Seminar (West)

Spring 2004

HIST0301A-S04 Seminar (West)