645201 Austrian History I: The material turn: Austrian history of the 19th Century objects

summer semester 2014 | Last update: 07.05.2014 Place course on memo list
645201
Austrian History I: The material turn: Austrian history of the 19th Century objects
SE 2
5
weekly
each semester
German

knowledge of special fields of Austrian History during the "long" 19th century; knowledge of new theoretical and methodological approaches using the example of the "material turn"; the students can ask a clearly formulated and well defined research question; they can independently analyze this question and present the results of their research in a scientific manner; they can refute critical remarks with good arguments or they can constructively use those remarks and finally write a scientific essay. 

The seminar is inspired by Neil Mc Gregor´s book "A History of the Worl in 100 Objects" (engl. London 2010; dt. Ausg. München 2011). At the beginning of the seminar, the objects of "Part XIX, Mass Production, Mass Allurement" are discussed. Yet, the dimension of our project is a little bit smaller - it is focused on Austrian History of the "long" 19th century. First, topics that seem to be important for this period are carved out. Second, objects have to be chosen (e.g. by using catalogues of exhibitions) which embody as many and as typical aspects of human experiences as possible for this time-period and region. They should tell many stories and allow many research questions. Then, these objects are analyzed in their development process, their use and their historical context. During the seminar, we will also discuss the potential of the "material turn".  

brief introduction to the subject; reading and analyzing scientific essays and historical sources together; working in groups

The students are expected to be present regularly and to take an active part in the course; they have to do smaller tasks alone or in groups; oral presentation of their own topic, including a handout; moderation of discussion; paper on their topic (at least 25 pp.) - on seminar level.

will be announced in the course

positive completion of compulsory module 1

online registration is required

06.03.2014
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Date Time Location
Thu 2014-03-06
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-03-13
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-03-20
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-03-27
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-04-03
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-04-10
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-05-08
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-05-15
12.00 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-05-22
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-06-05
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-06-12
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free
Thu 2014-06-26
13.45 - 15.15 40718 SR 40718 SR Barrier-free