Global Histories: Problems in Scale, Scope, Depth, and Time|
Fall 2018 not offered
How big is too big? How far back in time can historians go? How best to understand the relationship between science and history? What counts as evidence? What accounts for the rise (or return, some would argue) of macro-history? What does it portend for the future of microhistory? This advanced seminar will examine the history and historiographical implications of macro-historical frameworks, including comparative history, world history, global history, deep history, and big history.
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|Course Format: Seminar||Grading Mode: Graded|
||Fulfills a Major Requirement for: (HIST-MN)(HIST)
There is no single required textbook for this course. Readings will be made available in digital format; they will include articles and essays by authors including David Christian, Julie Adney Thomas, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Matti Peltonen, Sebastian Conrad, Danlel Lord Smail and Andrew Shryock, Ian Hesketh, Patrick Manning, William McNeill etc.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response posts, presentations/discussion, four two-page essays
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Late work will be penalized. All readings must be completed prior to class.