Historical Method and Theory

History 283.001

Fall 2010
Instructor: 
Hollinger
Location: 
2227 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 12-2P
CCN: 
39891
Units: 
Units

This section of History 283 explores the relationship between a) the contemporary practice of historians and b) major theoretical issues in the human sciences. Recent examples of historical scholarship will be read and discussed with their authors-- members of the Berkeley Department of History­alongside treatises that articulate the theoretical issues to which the scholarship is somehow connected, not necessary as an ";application"; but sometimes in an adversarial relation. Each week, a different Berkeley historian will be guest co-instructor of the seminar in a session devoted to the discussion of the guest's work and of related readings.