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HISTORY 304: Approaches to History

For first-year History and Classics Ph.D. students. This course explores ideas and debates that have animated historical discourse and shaped historiographical practice over the past half-century or so. The works we will be discussing raise fundamental questions about how historians imagine the past as they try to write about it, how they constitute it as a domain of study, how they can claim to know it, and how (and why) they argue about it.
Terms: Aut | Units: 4-5 | Repeatable for credit
Instructors: Riskin, J. (PI)

HISTORY 304A: Reimagining History: A Workshop (HISTORY 204A)

This class explores, through analysis and practice, the ways in which history can be told and experienced through means other than traditional scholarly narratives. Approaches include literary fiction and non-fiction, digital media, graphic arts, maps, exhibitions, and film. A final project will require students to produce their own innovative work of history.
Terms: Win | Units: 4-5
Instructors: Daughton, J. (PI)

HISTORY 304D: Advanced Topics in Agnotology (HISTORY 204D)

Advanced research into the history of ignorance. Our goal will be to explore how ignorance is created, maintained and destroyed, using case studies from topics such as tobacco denialism, global climate denialism, and other forms of resistance to knowledge making. Course culminates in a research paper on the theory and practice of agnotology, the science of ignorance.
Last offered: Spring 2022

HISTORY 304G: War and Society (HISTORY 204G, REES 304G)

( History 204G is an undergraduate course offered for 5 units; History 304G is a graduate course offered for 4-5 units.) How Western societies and cultures have responded to modern warfare. The relationship between its destructive capacity and effects on those who produce, are subject to, and must come to terms with its aftermath. Literary representations of WW I; destructive psychological effects of modern warfare including those who take pleasure in killing; changes in relations between the genders; consequences of genocidal ideology and racial prejudice; the theory of just war and its practical implementation; how wars end and commemorated.
Last offered: Spring 2022

HISTORY 304M: Historiography (CLASSICS 240)

For History and Classics MA and coterm students. This course explores how historians have explored the past, and the strengths and limits of the methods they have employed. Beginning with a survey of non-western historiography, we then investigate the modern formulation of the historical discipline and its continuing evolution. What is the basis of our claims to know the past, and how can we better sift and gauge these claims? How can we better understand the historian's changing role in a changing society?
Last offered: Autumn 2021
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