History and Theory


Course Objective

The aim of the course is to acquire an overview of current issues in
historical theory. Students will be able to analyse texts on historical
theory and evaluate them, and present arguments in favor of or against
certain positions in the debates among historical theorists.

Course Content

This course is concerned with current themes in historical theory such
as historical experience, representation, commemoration, the persona of
the historian, truth, historical injustice, and deconstruction. We will
read articles about these themes and each student will adopt one of the
themes in which he/she will become an expert. Students present their
findings in class. This course addresses the questions: What is history?
and Why should we study it? The course is open to all interested in
these questions.

Teaching Methods

Lectures and seminars

Method of Assessment

Expert comments and class participation (25%) & Oral exam (75%)


To be announced.

Target Audience

Students MA and ResMa History; MA Philosophy; All interested

General Information

Course Code L_GCMAGES014
Credits 6 EC
Period P2+3
Course Level 400
Language of Tuition English
Faculty Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator dr. C.M. van den Akker
Examiner dr. C.M. van den Akker
Teaching Staff dr. C.M. van den Akker

Practical Information

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Last-minute registration is available for this course.

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