20th century historiography

Course Code: MIR 1203 • Study year: I • Academic Year: 2024-2025
Domain: History - Masters • Field of study: Regional Identities in Central Eastern Europe
Type of course: Compulsory
Language of instruction: Romanian
Erasmus Language of instruction: English
Name of lecturer: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Seminar tutor: Laura-Claudia Stanciu
Form of education Full-time
Form of instruction: Class
Number of teaching hours per semester: 28
Number of teaching hours per week: 2
Semester: Summer
Form of receiving a credit for a course: Grade
Number of ECTS credits allocated 6

Course aims:

The aim of the course is to is to achieve a coherent, pedagogical and scientific discourse in the field of contemporary historiography.
The course also aims to discover and use sources specific to contemporary historiography and bibliography

Course Entry Requirements:


Course contents:

European historiography of the 20th century

Romanian historiography of the 20th century in the Stalinist period

The question of objectivity in the profession of historian

Romanian historiography today.

Integrative trends and the "New History" in Romanian contemporary historiography

Gender historiography after 1990 in the dynamics of European historiography.

Integrated history studies. 

History and historians from one regime to another

History and historians from one regime to another (Austria)

History and historians from one regime to another (Russia)

Historical discourse and its dissemination

Romanian confessional historiography in the 20th century

History in institutions: universities, research institutions, museums.

The auxiliary sciences of history today and their dynamics 

Teaching methods:

Lecture, debate, presentation.

Learning outcomes:

The main objective of the course is proper knowledge, understanding and use of fundamental approaches  to the historical concepts of  contemporary historiography

Learning outcomes verification and assessment criteria:

Oral exam 50%, essay 50%

Recommended reading:

Novick, Peter, That Noble Dream, The "Objectivity Question" and the American Historical Profession, Cambridge University Press, -, 1996, -.
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