Course: Theory of Historical Sources II

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Course title Theory of Historical Sources II
Course code KHI/QNP2
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Summer
Number of ECTS credits 5
Language of instruction Czech
Status of course Compulsory-optional
Form of instruction Face-to-face
Work placements This is not an internship
Recommended optional programme components None
Lecturer(s)
  • Miller Jaroslav, prof. Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Elbel Martin, doc. Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Prchal Pavlíčková Radmila, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
  • Dvořák Jan, Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
The seminar aims at the acquaitance of students with various historical sources and to teach them the the analysis and criticism (manuscripts as well as editions)and also to use auxiliary historical disciplines in practice (paleography, codicology, diplomatics, sphragistics). The seminar deals with work with archival sources, editions or texts which are digitized and accessible on-line either in original language (mainly German, Latin) or translation. Every lesson tries to outline a certain type of a source (e.g. city chronicle, travel diary, letters, diaries, memoires, accounts etc.) and possibilities of its usage. This will be shown from a theoretical point of view (methodology, the attitude of historical schools etc.) as well as more practical one (a historical study which used this kind of a source will be discussed). In this regard, the course will be connected with the course Trends of current historiography II. This course established under the terms of the project Innovation of Historical Sciences Studies at Palacký University, CZ.1.07/2.2.00/28.0025. HF

Learning activities and teaching methods
Monologic Lecture(Interpretation, Training), Dialogic Lecture (Discussion, Dialog, Brainstorming)
  • Homework for Teaching - 100 hours per semester
  • Attendace - 25 hours per semester
Learning outcomes
The seminar aims at the acquaitance of students with with early modern sources (16th - 18th century). The course is focused on their description, analysis and criticism. Sources, which have origins in the territory of Habsburg monarchy, will be used primarily, but for comparison, some other historical sources will be discussed. HF

Prerequisites
It is not necessary to participate in the course NORI. HF

Assessment methods and criteria
Student performance

Active class participation, preparation for each class, reading of assigned texts, participation in a disscusion. HF
Recommended literature


Study plans that include the course
Faculty Study plan (Version) Branch of study Category Recommended year of study Recommended semester
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Summer
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Summer
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Summer