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HISTORY 337D: The French Revolution and the Birth of Modern Politics (HISTORY 237D)

(Students who have taken HISTORY 134 should not enroll in this course.) This course will focus on the birth of modern politics in the French Revolution. The goal will be to understand the structural contradictions of the French monarchy in the pre-revolutionary period, the reasons for the monarchy's failure to resolve those contradictions, and the political dynamic unleashed as they were solved by the revolutionary action of 1789. Sovereignty, democracy, rights, representation, and terror will be principal themes. Lectures will be combined with close reading and discussions of political and philosophical writings of the period.
Terms: Spr | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Baker, K. (PI)

HISTORY 337F: 20th Century British History through the Hoover Archives (HISTORY 237F)

From the rich resources of the Hoover Institution, the students in this course will select a particular archive (war posters, politician, spy, literary figure, diplomat, etc. etc.) to investigate, to write about,discuss in class, and, it is hoped, present in an exhibition at the Hoover, learning museum skills along the way as well as the history of Britain in the 20th century.
Last offered: Spring 2016

HISTORY 338A: Graduate Colloquium in Modern British History, Part I

Influential approaches to problems in British, European, and imperial history. The 19th-century British experience and its relationship to Europe and empire. National identity, the industrial revolution, class formation, gender, liberalism, and state building. Goal is to prepare specialists and non-specialists for oral exams.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 338B: MODERN BRITISH HISTORY PART II

Themes include empire and racism, the crisis of liberalism, the rise of the welfare state, national identity, the experience of total war, the politics of decline, and modernity and British culture.
Last offered: Autumn 2015

HISTORY 338D: Germany and the World Wars, 1870-1990 (HISTORY 238D, JEWISHST 288D, JEWISHST 388D)

(Students who have taken History 38A/138A should not enroll in this course.) This course examines Germany's tumultuous history from the Second Empire through the end of the Cold War. During this time, Germany ushered in five regimes and two world wars, seesawing between material ruin and economic prosperity on the frontline of Europe's military and ideological rifts. Beginning with Bismarck's wars of unification, the class spans World War One, the Weimar Republic, the rise of Nazism, World War Two, the Holocaust, the division of communist East and capitalist West Germany, and the fall of the Iron Curtain.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Sheffer, E. (PI)

HISTORY 338G: Ethnography of the Late Middle Ages: Social history and popular culture in the age of the plague (HISTORY 238G)

During the late Middle Ages, as Europe was recovering from the devastation of the Black Death, political reorganization contributed to a burst of archival documentation that allows historians richly detailed glimpses of societies in transition. We will be reading selected scholarly articles and monographs covering such topics as persecution, prechristian cultural remnants, folk theologies, festival cultures, peasant revolts, heresy, and the advent of the diabolic witch.
Last offered: Winter 2015

HISTORY 338K: Vox Populi: Populism and its Origins (GERMAN 248, GERMAN 348, HISTORY 238K)

This seminar traces the proliferation of populism in contemporary Europe and the United States, with reference to the historical background of of anti-institutional and anti-representational ideas of popular sovereignty. Subjects include: the notion of 'vox populi' from the early middle ages to the early modern period; ideas of radical democracy in the enlightenment era; 19th century notions of identifying 'the people' (nation, 'Volk', class, race, mass); the populist, reform and volkish movements around 1900; the rise of fascist and totalitarian ideas of popular sovereignty; the struggle over the meaning of democracy in the Cold War era; semantic transformations of 'the popular' through the audio-visual media; and the rise of today's populism since 1989. The material to be analyzed will consist of 1. Primary sources (programs, manifests, pamphlets, speeches and propaganda material including visual sources); 2. Contemporary theoretical texts (political philosophy, history, sociology, psychology, and popular science); and 3. Today's theories and practices of populism. nNote: The course will be taught by Visiting Professor Christian Geulen, University of Koblenz, Germany
Terms: Spr | Units: 1-5
Instructors: Geulen, C. (PI)

HISTORY 339F: Empire and Information (HISTORY 239F)

How do states see? How do they know what they know about their subjects, citizens, economies, and geographies? How does that knowledge shape society, politics, identity, freedom, and modernity? Focus is on the British imperial state activities in S. Asia and Britain: surveillance technologies and information-gathering systems, including mapping, statistics, cultural schemata, and intelligence systems, to render geographies and social bodies legible, visible, and governable.
Last offered: Autumn 2005 | Repeatable for credit

HISTORY 339H: Modern European History in a Global Age

How scholars can write the history of modern Europe in a way that integrates global and transnational perspectives. Discussed the methodological challenges and merits of various approaches and reviews relevant theoretical and interdisciplinary models for how this can best be done. Topics include globalization, migration, internationalism, colonialism, post-colonialism, modern warfare, and the media.
Last offered: Autumn 2009

HISTORY 340: The History of Evolution (BIO 340, HISTORY 240)

This course examines the history of evolutionary biology from its emergence around the middle of the eighteenth century. We will consider the continual engagement of evolutionary theories of life with a larger, transforming context: philosophical, political, social, economic, institutional, aesthetic, artistic, literary. Our goal will be to achieve a historical rich and nuanced understanding of how evolutionary thinking about life has developed to its current form.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Riskin, J. (PI)
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