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Lehrveranstaltungen im ​Wintersemester 2021/2022

Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov

Theory and Methodology of History-Writing (with special focus on Eastern Europe)

MA Seminar

Online-Veranstaltung

Mo, 14 Uhr, wöchentlich

Unterrichtssprache: English


This course is designed as an interdisciplinary overview of methodological thinking in history with special attention to its East European dimension. What history writing was and is about? How historical narratives were constructed and how could/should we write our own research texts? How should we select the sources for our analysis and interpret them? This experimental course is also designed to introduce such personalities as Ukrainian Marxist social historian Roman Rosdolsky, Russian religious philosopher of history Nikolai Berdiaev, Polish historiographer Jerzy Topolski in the context of European cultural debates, as well as to help in constructing and developing your research and your MA (and other) projects. 

To receive your ECTS points you will have to write an essay on one of the topics of our seminar or to pass an oral exam (combination of both formats is also possible). Oral presentations in class as well as active participation in discussion are also rewarded with ECTS. 

Also BA students are warmly welcomed!


Literatur:

  • Bourdieu, Pierre and Roger Chartier The Sociologist and the Historian (New York, 2015).
  • Judt, Tony and Timothy Snyder Thinking the Twentieth Century (New York, 2012).
  • Holmes, Stephen The Anatomy of Antiliberalism (Cambridge, Mass., 1993).
  • Montgomery, Scott L. and Daniel Chirot The Shape of the New. Four Big Ideas and How They Made the Modern World (Princeton, 2015).
  • Lilla, Mark The Reckless Mind. Intellectuals in Politics (New York, 2016).
  • Novick, Peter That Noble Dream. The “Objectivity Question” and the American Historical Profession (Cambridge, 1988).


Prof. Dr. Andrii Portnov

Ukrainian Studies Online Colloquium [Osteuropakolloquium]

Online-Veranstaltung

Mo, 18 Uhr, wöchentlich

Unterrichtssprache: English


This time our Colloquium will host talks by leading experts in various fields of Ukrainian and East European Studies from all around the world. It`s aim will be to show the variety and potential of our research field, to give our students a chance to know personally the most prominent specialists from such centres as Harvard Ukrainian Research Institute, Cambridge Ukrainian Studies Program, Vienna University, Ukrainian Catholic University Lviv and others. The first talk will be given by Prof. Serhii Plokhy (Harvard), and the thematic scope of the Colloquium will cover early modern, modern and contemporary history, literary studies, sociology, urban studies, cultural anthropology, Ukrainian-Jewish and Ukrainian-Polish relations. 

Everyone, also people who are not specialized in Eastern Europe, are welcomed. Our sessions will give a bright spectrum of research approaches and academic traditions, provide a truly interdisciplinary perspective that would be of certain interest to everybody. 

Students are expected to attend the majority of our sessions. Active participation in the discussion part is always welcomed! To receive your ECTS points you will have to write an essay based on one of the topics of the Colloquium.

Also BA students are warmly welcomed!


Literatur:

  • Liber, George O. Total Wars and the Making of Modern Ukraine, 1914–1954 (Toronto, 2016).
  • Plokhy, Serhy The Gates of Europe. A History of Ukraine (New York, 2015).
  • Petrovsky-Shtern, Yohanan and Paul-Robert Magocsi, Jews and Ukrainians: A Millennium of Co-Existence (Toronto, 2016).
  • Portnov, Andrii Poland and Ukraine. Entangled Histories, Asymmetric Memories (Berlin, 2020).
  • Shkandrij, Myroslav Ukrainian Nationalism. Politics, Ideology, and Literature, 1929–1956 (New Haven, 2015). 
  • Snyder, Timothy Bloodlands. Europe between Hitler and Stalin (New York, 2011).
  • Yekelchyk, Serhy Ukraine. Birth of a Modern Nation (Oxford, 2007).


Bozhena Kozakevych

Die Neuordnung Ost- und Mitteleuropas nach 1945: Stadt-Metamorphosen 

BA-Seminar

Online-Veranstaltung

Mo, 11:15 - 12:45 Uhr, wöchentlich

Unterrichtssprache: Deutsch


Der Zweite Weltkrieg hatte politische und strukturelle Neuordnung Osteuropas zur Folge, was zu neuen Grenzziehungen und massenhaften Umsiedlungen von Menschen führte. Nach der Auseinandersetzung mit den Ereignissen und Vorbedingungen, die zu diesen Umwälzungen führten, wird sich das Seminar den Städte-Transformationen in Ost- und Mitteleuropa anhand von einigen Fallbeispielen widmen.  

Unterschiedliche historische Schichten in Wrocław, Lviv oder Kaliningrad lassen hie und da Breslau, Lwów oder Königsberg erkennen. Diese verschiedenen Schichten der Stadtgeschichten, die Neueinwohner der ost- und mitteleuropäischen Städte nach dem 2. Weltkrieg, ihre Suche nach der Identität in fremden Orten und der Umgang mit der Vergangenheit dieser Städte haben viele Wissenschaftler*innen fasziniert. In unserem Seminar beschäftigen wir uns mit einigen Fallstudien, die uns unterschiedliche Methoden der Städteforschung aufzeigen werden. Neben Urban Studies und soziokulturellen Methoden lernen wir auch anthropologische Herangehensweisen kennen.


Literatur: 

  • Bohn, Thomas (Hg.): Von der „europäischen Stadt“ zur „sozialistischen Stadt“ und zurück? Urbane Transformationen im östlichen Europa des 20. Jahrhunderts. München 2009.
  • Musekamp, Jan: Zwischen Stettin und Szczecin. Metamosphosen einer Stadt von 1945 bis 2005. Wiesbaden 2010.
  • Thum, Gregor: Die fremde Stadt: Breslau 1945. München 2003.
  • Mick, Christoph: Kriegserfahrungen in einer multiethnischen Stadt: Lemberg 1914 – 1947. Wiesbaden 2010.
  • Matthes, Eckhard: Als Russe in Ostpreußen: sowjetische Umsiedler über ihren Neubeginn in Königsberg/Kaliningrad nach 1945. Ostfildern 1999.