103B.002 Spring 2007 European Radicalism in the 19th Century

Historians have applied the term, 'radicalism' to a broad array of phenomena, from the Reformation of the early-modern period to twentieth-century Nazism and neo-Nazism. This course will focus on the nineteenth century, with Britain, Russia and France as the center of analysis. Students will subject both the concept and the phenomena it refers to to systematic and comparative analysis. Do the specific movements historians label as radicalism have anything in common? What origins do historians ascribe to radicalism (social, cultural, political, or intellectual)?

101.006 Spring 2007 The Making of the Third World

This seminar will focus on those broad swathes of our planet Latin America, Africa, the Mideast, Eastern Europe, most of Asia and much of Oceania that have come to be grouped as ";underdeveloped,"; ";less developed,"; or, more hopefully, ";developing"; or ";transitional."; While these regions are tremendously diverse, their history raises theoretical and historiographical questions that will provide unifying themes. Students will devise, execute, and critique research projects of their own choosing; case studies will be welcome, comparative studies positively encouraged.

285B.003 Spring 2006 European Jewry and the Great War

After some background reading dealing with the impact of World War I on European Jewry, students will concentrate on individual research projects chosen in consultation with the instructor.

285B.004 Spring 2006 Medieval Italy: Charters

This seminar will introduce graduate students to research in the most common and abundant type of source for medieval history: legal instruments, both public and private, drawn up by notaries or scribes, usually on single sheets of parchment. Commonly called ?charters,? these sources have been central in the exploration of the social, economic, political, and ecclesiastical history of medieval Italy.

285B.002 Spring 2006 The Reformation in Modern Memory

This seminar examines some of the leading interpretations of the Protestant and Catholic Reformations as literary, historical, cultural, and theological documents. It will begin with Johann Sleidan, the first historian of the German Reformation, but the chief weight of readings and discussions will range from the late 18^th and to the mid-20^th century.

280B.006 Fall 2006 The Body and the State in Modern Europe

This course will explore the relationship between the bodies of different types of citizens and subjects--as they were imagined and experienced--and the governments of European nation states from the 1830s through the 1940s. Paying close attention to issues of gender, sexuality, class, race, and ethnicity, this course examines both governmental policies for managing, disciplining, and nurturing the bodies of citizens, and the reaction of the public to these methods.

280B.007 Fall 2006 The Forced Migration of Scientists and Scholars from Germany after 1933

The expulsion of scientists and scholars as a result of the policy of the Nazi regime was a trenchant break with profound consequences, one of the darkest moments in European intellectual history. This course will examine multiple biographies from a comparative perspective, aiming at a comprehensive social profile of that group. We will also try to assess the consequences of forced migration for scholarly fields in various countries while considering recent trends in the historiography on exile and emigration.


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