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4.02.039 Seminar: The Art of Microhistory - Details
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General information

Subtitle
Course number 4.02.039
Semester Wintersemester 2019/2020
Current number of participants 6
Home institute Institute of History
Courses type Seminar in category Teaching
Preliminary discussion Tue , 22.10.2019 16:00 - 18:00, Room: A11 0-014
Next date Mon , 02.12.2019 17:00 - 19:00, Room: (Villa GeistReich, Am Damm 41)
Type/Form
Pre-requisites The reading list will be handed out on 22 October; regular participation and preparatory reading of all texts is required for this particular format.

Die Literaturliste wird in der Vorbereitungssitzung verteilt; für einen Leistungsnachweis muss aufgrund des Formats dieses Seminars an allen Sitzungen teilgenommen und es müssen alle dafür vorgesehenen Texte vorbereitet werden.
Lehrsprache englisch
Miscellanea The reading list will be handed out on 22 October; regular participation and preparatory reading of all texts is required for this particular format.

Die Literaturliste wird in der Vorbereitungssitzung verteilt; für einen Leistungsnachweis muss aufgrund des Formats dieses Seminars an allen Sitzungen teilgenommen und es müssen alle dafür vorgesehenen Texte vorbereitet werden.
ECTS points 6/9 (gesamtes Modul)

Course location / Course dates

A11 0-014 Tuesday. 22.10.19 16:00 - 18:00
(Villa GeistReich, Am Damm 41) Monday. 02.12.19, Monday. 20.01.20, Monday. 10.02.20 17:00 - 19:00
(Raum A 03 1-109) Thursday. 26.03.20 10:00 - 16:00

Module assignments

Comment/Description

The Canadian historian Thomas V. Cohen is one of the most esteemed and pronounced microhistorians of his generation. He has combined his fascination for microhistorical approaches to history with the art of writing as a microhistorian. Thomas Cohen will visit Oldenburg University 26th to 27th of March 2020, and together with his wife Elizabeth, we will run a workshop on "The Art of Microhistory" for students. This workshop is integrated into this class and attendance is obligatory.
In the class running up to this workshop, we will read and discuss core texts written by Thomas Cohen including his latest “Roman Tales. A reader’s guide to the Art of Microhistory” as well as selected microhistorical classics by Natalie Zemon Davis and Carlo Ginzburg. We will also read a couple of core texts on the writing of historical analysises and debates about the “correct” style of “how to write as a historian”.
The first introductory meeting is on Tuesday, 22 October at 4.15 pm in A 11 014. There will be only five more meetings, possibly in the evening and in a relaxed setting of a reading and discussion club taking place in the Villa GeistReich.