622010 Seminar Contemporary History: Israel and The Six-Day War

winter semester 2020/2021 | Last update: 24.08.2020 Place course on memo list
Noam Ariel Zadoff, PhD Noam Ariel Zadoff, PhD, +43 512 507 39204, +43 512 507 44027
622010
Seminar Contemporary History: Israel and The Six-Day War
SE 2
7,5
weekly
each semester
German

Acquisition of the skill, to formulate a suitable question on a topic in Contemporary History after the research discussion. ability to analyse a topic supported by sources; ability to present the research results in an appropriate way with regards to contents and form; skill to critically reflect on the relevance and the methods of one’s own work.

The Six-Day War raged from June 5-10, 1967, resulting in a swift and surprising victory of Israel over its neighboring countries. As a result of this armed conflict, Israel gained control over relatively large territories in the Sinai Peninsula, Golan Heights, the Gaza Strip and the West Bank. But also within Israeli society radical changes were taking place within this short period of time: an almost apocalyptic fear of extinction, which had been widespread before the war was replaced virtually overnight by a victor’s euphoria. The territories added to the small state rekindled the imagination of many Israelis, allowing them for the first time in 20 years access to places connected to the cradle of Jewish history and the ancient Land of Israel (Eretz Israel). In this course we will read and analyze various texts written in the war’s Israel in aftermath. By that we will seek to understand better the impact of spring 1967 on Israeli society and politics down to today.

Lecture, discussion, required reading 

Regular attendance, active participation in discussions, required readings, oral presentation, written paper.

A full reading list will be provided at the start of the course.

Two positively graduated modules of choice modules 1 to 6. The respective proof ought to be produced until the end of October 2020.

Online-enrollment required, starting on Sept. 1st, 2020!

Working language in this course will be English while papers and questions are allowed in German.

08.10.2020
Group 0
Date Time Location
Thu 2020-10-08
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-10-15
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-10-22
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-10-29
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-05
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-12
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-19
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-11-26
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-03
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-10
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2020-12-17
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-07
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-14
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-21
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online
Thu 2021-01-28
12.00 - 13.30 eLecture - online eLecture - online