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HIST 3270 Study and Writing of History: History of Emotions (Fall: 3 )


Course Description

Do fear, anger, love, and sadness have a past? And if so, is it possible to write their history? This writing-intensive course provides an introduction to an exciting new field of historical inquiry: the passions of the past. It looks at the ways in which historians and other social scientists have sought to grasp emotions and how they may use these to shed light on broader historical questions across different times and cultures. The course functions as a methodological reflection on the tools and skills of the historian, and leads to the production of a scholarly research essay.


Schedule: Periodically

Instructor(s): Thomas Dodman

Prerequisites: History Core, Parts I and II; History Major Standing; Not open to graduate students

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Last Updated: 01-Feb-17