Research Seminar Global and Political History 1500-present

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Doel vak

After successful completion of the course, students are able to:
(1) understand the history of international organizations and
transnational agenda-setting from the late nineteenth century until
present day, in particular organizations dedicated to issues of women’s
rights, civil rights and national self-determination;
(2) identify and explain the ways in which international organizations
from the late nineteenth century onwards have positioned themselves in
these global debates
(3) set up, carry out and present a small research project on a topic
related to the course subject
(4) select, analyze and interpret a set of primary sources relevant to
the course topic
(5) identify, understand and explain the different concepts and theories
prevalent within the field of transnational history
(6) distinguish and discuss the different scholarly approaches in the
field of transnational history, and take up an informed position in
academic debates in this field
(7) report on their own research in a structured and attractive manner,
substantiating their arguments with empirical evidence

Inhoud vak

From the early nineteenth century onwards, so-called supra- and
international organizations in Europe started to interact with
(nation-)state authorities in new and myriad ways. This course fleshes
out concepts and theories of globalization, internationalism and
transnationalism by focusing on international organizations as actors in
global processes of decision-making from the late nineteenth century
onwards until present day. The aim of this course is to examine
historically in what ways local, regional and global flows and networks
of people and ideas in international networks have enabled social,
cultural and political change on a global scale. This course weaves
together global discussions central to late nineteenth and mid-twentieth
century political, social and cultural thought and debates, i.e. women’s
rights, civil rights and issues of (national) self-determination and
their global travels. In so doing, this course also touches upon these
debates’ philosophical and ideological underpinnings in European,
Latin-American and (North-)African and Middle Eastern history, and the
traveling epistemic communities that were central to these global


lectures, seminars, excursions, individual writing and research


portfolio (40%), research paper (60%)

Vereiste voorkennis

This course is open to third year history, international studies and
social science students.

Algemene informatie

Vakcode L_GABAGES318
Studiepunten 9 EC
Periode P4+5
Vakniveau 300
Onderwijstaal Engels
Faculteit Faculteit der Geesteswetenschappen
Vakcoördinator dr. N.F.F. Karrouche
Examinator dr. N.F.F. Karrouche
Docenten dr. D.B.R. Kroeze
dr. N.F.F. Karrouche

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