HI080 | Autumn | 6 ECTS

Historiography: A Critical Introduction

This course is designed as a guided tour through the discipline of history via a sampling of influential and/or innovative historiographical interventions since 1945. The course will focus on a series of key texts with divergent methodologies, from across time-periods, geographical foci, and subject matter. Together the class will engage in critical reading and analysis as we explore the kinds of questions that historians ask and the methods they use to answer them. The goal is both to broaden the students' general historical education and also to help them narrow in on the methods most relevant to their own research.