Глобальная и сравнительная история империй
Статус: Курс по выбору (История)
Направление: 46.03.01. История
Кто читает: Департамент истории
Где читается: Санкт-Петербургская школа гуманитарных наук и искусств
Когда читается: 3-й курс, 1, 2 модуль
Формат изучения: Full time
Comparative History of Empires Type of the course: Elective Prerequisites : Foreign language (English), Introduction to the history of humanity, source and methods of historical study, general and historical geography. ECTS workload: 5 Course Overview: The objectives of the course is to familiarize students with the basic problems of the modern history of European Empires, its main historiographical trends and contemporary methodology used historians in its study.
- The aim of this course is to familiarize with current historical writings and reflections on empire. The ultimate thrust of the discussion is to scrutinize the epistemic revolution whereby the narrative of modern history previously written through the prism of national history has been recast to accommodate the fact of persistence of “imperial formations,” both in the sphere of international and global politics and in the area of management of diversity. The scope of the course mainly lies in the Modern history period, the geographic coverage is not universal, the main idea is to look at methodological debates and approaches. Global history has recently been constituted as a distinctive field of its own. Yet, in its thrust of overcoming the limitations of national history canon the global history has many resemblances with the field of imperial history. After all, empires were historic regimes that fostered connections and transfers in their often violent histories. At the same time, empires were habitually thought of by historians as autarkic and self-sufficient phenomena that allowed little space for cross-influence and entanglement. Following the optics of global history this course will be an attempt to explore the historic differences, comparisons and entanglements of empires in modern history.
- - ability to situate the historical experience of a given historical empire in the comparative and global context; - improving the skills of scientific discussion and independent research
- ability to apply new approaches that explore diversity and management of diversity in the imperial settings;
- understanding the new analytical category of empire and how it is used to analyze historical experience of the 18-20 centuries;
- Critical theories of nationalism and teleologies of modernity
- Contemporary approaches to empire. Comparative and global history.
- Sovereignty, citizenship, agency, diversity, and production of knowledge in imperial and colonial context. Imperial transformations.
- seminar participation (неблокирующий)
- midterm written exam (неблокирующий)
- final paper (неблокирующий)