History of Historical Science
Семенов Александр Михайлович
- learning the main questions of theoretical debates on the status of historical knowledge
- understanding the intellectual genealogy of major shifts and turns in historiography of the 20th century
- familiariation with the issues of narrative, analytical concepts, and perspectivism in history writing
- analyzing the public role of historical knowledge
- Understanding the role of meta-narrative in shaping the paradigms of historical research
- Understanding the role of the historian as one who forms new models about thinking about the future, not the past only.
- Understanding of the concept of longue duree, its historical development, and specificity of its usage.
- Understanding contemporary constructivist approaches to the issue of Identity, and practical outcomes of this understanding for historical research.
- Understands how semiotics is used in historical research.
- Understands the role of the Cultural Turn for the Humanities in general and Historical research in particular.
- Knows how to analyse symbolics and semantics of the political and ritual representations and myths.
- Student is able to put Russian case in the context of debates on postcoloniality.
- Knows the trends of the emerging field of global history.
- Understands the specificity of global history as an approach aimed at restoring the context of historical processes.
- Can trace the intellectual genealogy of the Global History and the role of Constructivist Turn in it.
- End of history? History resumed? Debates about meta-narratives of the past.Using the example of Francis Fukuyama End of history argument this section is dedicated to the analysis of meta-narratives of modernity and modernization in historical research, tracing its genealogy to the debate on social sciences in the neo-Kantian turn
- Historical Time, Temporal Scales and the Choice by Historians.
- Proliferation of Representations and Identities: Historical Memory and National Identity
- The Problem Colonialism and the Approach of the post-Colonial School. Social History of Imperial Diversity and the Subjectivity of the Subalterns
- The New Relevance of Empire in Exploration of World History. Questions of Connected Histories, Temporal Scales of Pre-modern and Modern History, and Eurocentrism.
- Ever Changing Past: Contested Global History.
- Participation in class discussion 20%
- Questions for discussion 30%
- Term paper 50%
- Interim assessment (2 module)0.2 * Participation in class discussion 20% + 0.3 * Questions for discussion 30% + 0.5 * Term paper 50%
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- Brubaker, R. (DE-588)113664273, (DE-627)556780426, (DE-576)160448220, aut. (2004). Ethnicity without groups Rogers Brubaker.
- Conrad, S. (2016). What Is Global History? Princeton: Princeton University Press. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=edsebk&AN=1090930
- GERASIMOV, I., GLEBOV, S., & MOGILNER, M. (2013). The Postimperial Meets the Postcolonial: Russian Historical Experience and the Postcolonial Moment. Ab Imperio, (2), 97–135. https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2013.0058
- Gerasimov, I., Glebov, S., Kaplunovski, A., Mogilner, M., & A. Semyonov. (2015). Time, Forward! Ab Imperio, 1, 15–19. https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2015.0013
- Gerasimov, I., Glebov, S., Kaplunovski, A., Mogilner, M., & Semyonov, A. (2015). “Big Data” and “Small Stories” for the Future. Ab Imperio, 4, 9–25. https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2015.0093
- Gerasimov, I., Glebov, S., Kaplunovski, A., Mogilner, M., & Semyonov, A. (2015). Blinded by the past. Ab Imperio, 3, 9–21.
- Guldi, J., & Armitage, D. (2014). The History Manifesto. https://doi.org/10.1017/9781139923880
- Richard S. Wortman. (2006). Scenarios of Power : Myth and Ceremony in Russian Monarchy From Peter the Great to the Abdication of Nicholas II - New Abridged One-Volume Edition: Vol. New abridged one-volume paperback edition. Princeton University Press.
- Semyonov, A. (2003). “We Study Empires as We Do Dinosaurs:” Nations, Nationalism, and Empire in a Critical Perspective. Ab Imperio, 3, 57–73.
- SEMYONOV, A. (2017). “Global History Is More Than the History of Globalization”: Interview with Sebastian Conrad. Ab Imperio, 1, 23–44. https://doi.org/10.1353/imp.2017.0002
- SEMYONOV, A. (2017). How Five Empires Shaped the World and How This Process Shaped Those Empires. Ab Imperio, 18(4), 27–51. Retrieved from http://search.ebscohost.com/login.aspx?direct=true&site=eds-live&db=30h&AN=128449757
- Brubaker, R. V. (DE-588)113664273, (DE-627)556780426, (DE-576)160448220, aut. (1992). Citizenship and nationhood in France and Germany Rogers Brubaker.
- FUKUYAMA, F., GEDMIN, J., & DAVIDSON, C. (2019). The Last Man and the Future of History. American Interest, 14(6), 4–7.
- Wortman, R. (2013). Russian Monarchy : Representation and Rule. Academic Studies Press.
- Wortman, R. (2014). Visual Texts, Ceremonial Texts, Texts of Exploration : Collected Articles on the Representation of Russian Monarchy. Academic Studies Press.