Historical Method and Theory / Adv Studies in European History

History 283 / 285B.002

Fall 2016
Section: 
001
Location: 
3205 Dwinelle
Day & Time: 
W 2-5
CCN: 
15809
Units: 
4

Does History as an academic discipline need not only methods but also its own epistemology, a theory of history? In this course, we will seek an answer to this question primarily, but not exclusively, by reading the works of the German historian and theorist Reinhart Koselleck. We will explore Koselleck’s theory of history in conversation with some of his intellectual interlocutors from Polybius to François Hartog. The principal writing assignments are weekly summaries and a research paper. 

Notes: 

This course is combined with History 285B.002, Class No. 33915.  See Professor Hoffmann for dual enrollment.