MO3351 Doing and Practicing Transnational and Global History in the Late Modern World
Lecturer Dr Bernhard Struck
Credits 30
Availability Semester 2, 2019-20
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Description Over the past ten years transnational and global history have emerged as some of the most vibrant fields in late modern history. With their interest in cross-border activities, with their focus on the flow and interconnection of ideas and goods and their transformation between different cultural and national contexts, with their emphasis on people on the move who create nodes between cultures, both transnational and global history very much reflect the world we live in. The team-taught module provides an entry point to the field of transnational history, its approaches and tools. It is deliberately designed to be open and flexible as it seeks to allow students to take ownership of the content and the cases to be studied. Following an introduction to the field along a series of text based seminars, the module is mainly designed around a number of workshops and training sessions that will equip students with the skills to analyse, map and visualise transnational histories - that is “doing” and “practicing”.
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Course Structure

  1. Introduction: Transnational and Global History (now)
  2. Definitions and Approaches
  3. Reading key texts
  4. Unconference: Pooling project ideas and collaborative blog-writing
  5. Presentation of project proposals (individual or group)
  6. Approaches I: Between micro history and global history
  7. Skills workshop I: Historical GIS and Map Design
  8. Approaches II: Actors and Networks
  9. Skills workshop II: Actors, Networks and their Analysis
  10. Collaborative Digital Writing
  11. Conference: Individual and Group Presentations



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