Le Grand Syllabus 2016/2017
étudiants des outils nécessaires pour suivre les enseignements d'économie de première année (éléments d'analyse de base). Lectures principales demandées : à déﬁnir.
Therefore students will be assessed based on their individual participation in group discussions, as well as on the quality of their oral presentations. Required reading : Droit (Emmanuel) : « Le Goulag contre la Shoah. Mémoires ofﬁcielles et cultures mémorielles dans l'Europe élargie », Vingtième Siècle, 94(2), 2007 ; Sis (Peter) : « The Wall. Growing up Behind the Iron Curtain », Praha Labyrint & Raketa, 2008 ; Todorova (Maria) : « Remembering Communism. Genres of Representation », New York : Social Science Research Council, 2010.
PRESENCES OF THE PAST : REMEMBERING SOCIALISM AND THE HOLOCAUST IN EASTERN EUROPE
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Nadège RAGARU (Chargée de recherches à Sciences Po, CERI). Pedagogical format : Elective Course Description : How much do we actually know about the ways in which socialism and Nazism are represented, commemorated and remembered in post-socialist Europe ? Which public controversies surround the writing of history and the public portrayal of painful past(s) in these countries ? And how do average individuals respond to state initiatives aimed at promoting speciﬁc readings of history ? These are among the questions we shall address over the course of the semester. More speciﬁcally the class will offer an introduction to issues concerning the writing of the history of the 20th century, the commemoration and the museiﬁcation of selected segments of the past, and the ways in which memories are molded and transmitted in social contexts where some forms of remembering are sanctiﬁed, while others tend to be discarded. A second goal of the class is to familiarize students with a the use of a diversity of written, visual and auditory sources (including feature movies, documentaries, illustrated books, photographs) and to wonder about the role of ﬁctional materials in the shaping of knowledge about the past. Through lectures, class discussions and papers, students will be familiarized with how these artistic and scholar representations have contributed to our understanding of socialism and the Holocaust and how historians and artists have coped with the thorny issues of representing events that often defy representation. This course depends on active participation in class discussions, presentations, and activities. 100
RELIGION IN POST-SOVIET RUSSIA
Semester : Autumn Number of hours : 24 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Kathy ROUSSELET (Directrice de recherche), Marat SHTERIN (Professeur de sociologie). Prerequisite : Maîtrise de la langue anglaise Pedagogical format : Elective Course Description : What is the role of religion in Europe today ? Is Europe a secular society ? Does religion have a part to play within Europe's constitutional model ? These questions have been of central importance to European self-identity since the 20th century separation of Church and State and the birth of "laïcité". They have their origins in the Enlightenment, revolutionary politics, and Rousseau's idea of "civil religion", and they inform present day issues from the building of minarets in German cities to abortion laws in Portugal and the integration of Turkey as an E.U. member State. This course will examine this impact of religion on political society in Europe since the early 20th century, connecting its key theories in sociology, philosophy, and political theory to events taking place today. Required reading : Bruce (Steve), Religion in the Modern World : from Cathedrals to Cults, Oxford, Oxford University Press, 1996 ; Byrnes (Timothy) and Katzenstein (Peter) (éd.), Religion in an Expanding Europe, Cambridge, Cambridge University Press, 2006 ; De Vries (Hent) (éd.), Religion : Beyond a Concept, New York, Fordham University Press, 2007.