Friday, September 18, 2015

Seminar Master research: historiography, memory and the first world war: week two

In week two we will start with a short discussion on the video I have asked you to watch, looking in particular at the choice of questions considered important. Then I will continue presenting sources and the history of the history of (sic) the First World War.

As you know, you need to read L'historiographie by nicolas Offenstadt (Paris, Presses Universitaires de France, 2011, 128 pages, dans la collection Que sais-je). 

From week three, we will spend the first section of each seminar on this book. In week three, we will look at chapters 1 and 2; in week four, chapters 3 and 4; in week five, chapters 5 and 6; and in the last week, chapters 7 and 8.

Each week I will put two or three questions on the blog about the chapters we are reading, and at the start of the class I will ask a couple of students to give their answer, in order to start up the discussion. However, I would also like you to bring questions about the chapters into class (because some parts of quite complex).

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