Topics in Early Modern Europe

History 285B.002

Spring 2013
Section: 
002
Instructor: 
Location: 
102 BARROWS
Day & Time: 
Tu 2-4P
CCN: 
39921
Units: 
4

This research seminar invites graduate students in EME and associated fields to complete a major research paper on a topic of their choosing, ca. 1450-1800.  Run as a tutorial and a workshop, the seminar provides an occasion for students to advance their research on a topic already identified in earlier coursework.  The goal of the course is to allow students to develop a better understanding of sources, methodology, and approach that will lead to a fundable and important dissertation topic. (Students may also use the course to produce a publishable article based on their undergraduate theses).  The first part of the course will entail tutorial sessions with the instructor, and possibly some guest presentations.  In the second part of the course, students will workshop their drafts (and ideas) in collaborative and critical discussions.   All interested students should contact the instructor by December 1, 2012, with a short statement of research interests and relevant courses completed.  Preference will be given to History graduate students who have not yet completed their qualifying exams and in need of a 285 to fulfill departmental
requirements.