Methods and Sources in Historical Analysis
Volledige vakbeschrijvingThis course trains students in finding, analyzing and using historical sources for their research. Tutorials will feature hands-on training with various types of sources -- ranging from archival to oral to visual resources - and methods of presenting them -- narrative, comparative, and statistical. The course is closely coordinated and integrated with the parallel course “Historicizing European union”. Students should apply the methods taught in this course in the workshop of “Historicizing European union”.
Doelstellingen van dit vakAfter this course student should be able to deal with the following issues: • Understanding the aims, benefits, and limitations of historical analysis. This includes understanding the importance of contextualizing historical actors, the uniqueness of historical events, and the long-terms processes in which developments take place. • Being able to locate and discern between different kinds of qualitative and quantitative historical sources, and use them in relevant ways. This includes archival, legal, and policy documents, oral history, audiovisual sources, statistics, and secondary literature. • Understand and be able to work with sources along various historical methods, including narrative, conceptual, comparative, and statistical approaches.
Aanbevolen literatuurTo be announced in course syllabus.
25 okt 2021
17 dec 2021
Taal van de opleiding:Engels
Onderwijsmethode:Assignment(s), Research, PBL
Trefwoorden:Historical methods; working with sources; source criticism; contextualization