Course Code: I.2203 • Study year: II • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History • Field of study: History
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Seminar tutor: Cornelia Popa Gorjanu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 56
Number of teaching hours per week: 4
Semester: Autumn
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 5

Course aims:

Knowing, understanding and a correct using of fundamental ideas concerning concepts specific to Romanians Historiography.
Realizing a coherent Historiography discourse, with a pedagogic purpose as well as a scientific one.
Integration of Romanian Historiography in a broader context of European and World Historiography.

Course Entry Requirements:

General Historiography; introduction to Modern History of Romanians.

Course contents:

1. Significance and periodization of Romania Historiography. 2. Medieval Historiography. 3. Humanist Historiography. 4. Pre-Enlightenment Historiography. 5. Romanian Enlightenment Historiography. 6. Pre-Romantic Romanian Historiography. 7. Romanian Romantic Historiography. 8. Romanian Romantic Historiography (post-revolutionary). 9. Affirmation of the critical thinking in Historiography. 10. The new critical thinking in Romanian Historiography. 11. The new generation of Romanian historians in Transylvania. 12. Romanian University Historical Schools. 13. Romanian Historiography in the Communist Period. 14. Romanian Historiography after 1989.

Teaching methods:

Lecture, conversation, exemplification.

Learning outcomes:

Clear expression in written communication; Interpretive approach; Critical and interpretive approach of the historical phenomenon in the European context.

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Written paper – interpretative essay – 60%; continuous assessment – 40%.

Recommended reading:

Boia, Lucian, History and Myth in Romanian Consciousness, Budapest, 2000.
Bentley, Michael, Modern Historiography. An Introduction, London-New York, 2005.
Hitchins, Keith, The Identity of Romania, Bucharest, 2009.
Lemon, M.C., The Discipline of History and the History of Thought, London-New York, 2002.
Trencsényi, Balázs and Kopeček, Michal (eds), Discourses of Collective Identity in Central and Southeast Europe (1770–1945): Texts and Commentaries, Late Enlightenment - Emergence of the Modern National Idea, Budapest-New York, 2006.