HIST 5106: Graduate Colloquium in United States History: United States to 1865 - Professor Sachs
Tue 3:30-6:00, Hale 235
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HIST 5012: Colloquium in Modern Asian History: South Asia - Professor Mukherjee
Tue 3:30-6:00, Norlin Library M498
This course focuses on the themes of colonialism, anticolonialism and nationalism in modern South Asia. It will examine strategies, discourses, and practices deployed by the British colonial regime in India and the effects of colonial encounters in shaping the identity and experience of both the colonizer and the colonized. It then turns to anti-colonial discourse and resistance, both from the perspective of participants and of historians. The course will conclude with a discussion of India's independence from British rule, and the partition of the subcontinent.
HIST 6420: Memory and History in Transnational Perspective - Professor Young
Wed 3:35-6:05, Ketchum 1B24
In recent decades, the study of memory has become an increasingly important method for understanding the past. This course invites students into the field of memory studies – known variously in the rapidly growing scholarship as historical, social, collective, or public memory – through a global perspective. More broadly, however, the interdisciplinary approaches of memory studies will engage us in debates about historical method and how we represent the past. As such we will survey theories about the interplay of academic history and public memory and its impacts within the discipline, using key monographs and essays across a wide range of geographical and thematic areas. We will focus on some points of transnational connection, particularly those arising around the memory of slavery and of World War II and the Holocaust. We will also do some comparative analysis, examining scholarship from the U.S. in tandem with selections from Europe, Latin America, Asia and South Asia. Central topics will include memory and the forces of nationalism and war; commemoration and monuments; the role of memory in relation to race, ethnicity, and oppression; personal pasts and cultural remembrance; and the relationships between academic, public, oral, and popular histories.
HIST 7252: Seminar in Early Modern Europe, 16th to 18th Centuries - Professor Dauver
Thur 3:30-6:00, Norlin Library M498
This graduate seminar examines the cultural history of the premodern Mediterranean. Following the trend in Mediterranean Studies postulating that cultural processes arose from a common tradition, we study the Mediterranean as a collective history of interactions linking different worlds by emphasizing the unity, fluidity, and connectivity of the region. Students will learn about the diffusion of religion, migration, gender, slavery, travel, ideas, and languages.
HIST 6950: MA Thesis Credits
HIST 8990: PhD Dissertation Credits