Course: Contemporary Trends in Historiography I

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Course title Contemporary Trends in Historiography I
Course code KHI/QTD1
Organizational form of instruction Lecture + Seminary
Level of course Master
Year of study not specified
Semester Winter
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)
  • Stejskal Jan, doc. Mgr. M.A., Ph.D.
  • Kalous Antonín, doc. Mgr. Ph.D.
Course content
History as a science; narrative history; the origin of edition sets and magazines in the 19th century. The crisis of historicism; the discovery of the relativity of values; Lamprecht. The beginnings of historical sociology; Durkheim, Weber, and the American school (Turner and others). The "Annales" school; its basic characteristics, founders, and further development. Historical social science; Germany, Fischer, Wehler, Kocka. Marxism, its main features, the specifics of Leninism, the development and the representatives from this group of historians. Formalism, its characteristics and main representatives. Post-modern period; Lawrence Stone; an outline against the doctrines known till that time; Foucault, Derrida, Lyotard; Fukuyama and his end of history. The way from macro-history to micro-history. Ginzburg, Braudel, the history of everydayness. The linguistic turn. Historical debates of the present. The return to the early tradition. History being literature.

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 aim of the course is to introduce students to some of the current historical trends of the present, and to trace their roots in the 20th century. Attention will be drawn to the development of historiography and current discussions regarding its tendencies. An increased level of attention will be drawn to the important movements of the present or the recent past.
The student will learn about basic trends in research, which will be supported by reading the most interesting works.
Prerequisites
unspecified

Assessment methods and criteria
Analysis of Creative works (Music, Pictorial,Literary)

Credit is based on presenting papers on significant historical works; a review; students will also submit a list of literature. HF
Recommended literature
  • Burke, P. (2006). Variety kulturních dějin.. Brno.
  • Iggers, G. (2002). Dějepisectví ve 20. století. Od vědecké objektivity k postmoderní výzvě.. Praha.


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 - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA16) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Education Teaching History for Secondary Schools and Higher Primary Schools (NA15) Pedagogy, teacher training and social care - Winter
Faculty of Arts History (2012) History courses - Winter