École doctorale, Programme doctoral d'histoire
Methodological and source-critical questions will be systematically raised in the course of this seminar which is based on student-teacher interaction. Required reading : to be deﬁned.
Semester : Spring Number of hours : 12 Language of tuition : English
Teachers : Gerd-Rainer HORN (University Professor). Pedagogical format : Seminar Course validation : 50% : Participation in Class Discussion 50% : Analytical Book Review of a Transnational Study (Book or Signiﬁcant Book Chapter/Article) - 1.500 words Pedagogical method : 6 x 2 h
Course Description : This workshop will introduce students to the particular issues, challenges, promises and pitfalls of Transnational History, with the speciﬁc examples of the history of social movements, the latter category broadly conceived. Individual sessions will be devoted to : a) the deﬁnition of “transnational history” and of “social movements” ; b) the construction of bibliographies for transnational projects ; c) the introduction to the varieties of archival cultures in different countries ; d) practical issues, such as the question of ﬁnances, housing for short term stays, and the question of “when to put an end to different stages of research. Two sessions in which the tutor will present and then discuss two case studies of major transnational research studies carried out in the past will close off this workshop. Required reading : Padraic Kenney and GerdRainer Horn, “Introduction : Approaches to the Transnational” in : Gerd-Rainer Horn and Padraic Kenney (eds.), Transnational Moments of Change. Europe 1945, 1968, 1989 (Lanham : Rowman & Littleﬁeld, 2004), pp. ix-xix.