Global Histories: Problems in Scale, Scope, Depth, and Time|
Spring 2019 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 required textbook for purchase. Readings will be made available via the class moodle; they will include articles and essays by such authors as David Christian, Julie Adney Thomas, Dipesh Chakrabarty, Matti Peltonen, Sebastian Conrad, Angelika Epple, Danlel Lord Smail, Andrew Shryock, Ian Hesketh, Patrick Manning, Carlo Ginzburg, William McNeill, etc.
|Examination and Assignments: |
Weekly response posts, formal presentations, discussion/participation, four two-page essays
|Additional Requirements and/or Comments: |
Late work is penalized. Attendance is mandatory.
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