HIST 7541 Graduate Colloquium: History and Theory Before and After the Cultural Turn (Fall: 3 or 3 )
This course examines major social theoretical works and the historiographical trends they have shaped in the last half-century, from the advent of social history to the cultural turn and beyond. The course grapples with questions that are at once methodological (why should I care about how theory—or the apparent absence thereof—informs my work as a historian?); substantive (what are the dominant objects of study, categories of analysis, and epistemological frameworks of historical research at different moments?), and self-reflexive (how do we account for historiographical trends in relation to their time and context?).
Instructor(s): Thomas Dodman
Last Updated: 20-Mar-14