Microhistory. A course in English

A kurzus kódja (code): TÖN-107/7 és BBN-TÖR-301/5

A kurzus címe (title): Microhistory

Az oktató neve (teachers): Mátay Mónika adj. - Szijártó István adj.

A kurzus időpontja, helyszíne (time and venue): hétfo / Monday 16.00-17.30, Múzeum krt. 6-8. II. emelet 262.

A kurzus leírása (description): The course is intended as an English-language introduction to microhistory - first of all for Erasmus studenst, but also for everyone interested. The classes will be held by different lecturers about various works of microhistory giving the participants a comprehensive overview of the field. The programme:

02.09. An introduction both to the course and to microhistory in general (István Szijártó)

02.16. Harold Samuel Stone: Saint Augustine's Bones Chapter 2: The Problem with Saint Augustine's Bones, pp. 29-48. (Marianna Sághy)

02.23. Arthur E. Imhof: Lost Worlds. 1. The Little World of Johannes Hooss (11-35. old.); 2. A Multitude of Little Worlds (36-67.); 3. Why Life Is So Hard Today (162-189.) (Roland Perényi)

03.02. David Warren Sabean: Property, Production, and Family in Neckarhausen, 1700-1870, Cambridge - New York: Cambridge University Press, 1990, 1-37. (Introduction) (Ferenc Sohajda)

03.09. Giovanni Levi: Inheriting Power: The Story of an Exorcist, Chicago: University of Chicago Press, 1988, Translated by Lydia G. Cochrane. Introduction pp. xiii-xviii, Places of Origin of the Exorcized (Map) p. 10, Chapter 2: Three Family Histories: The Kinship Fronts pp. 29-65, Chapter 4: The Authority of a Notable: Giulio Cesare Chiesa pp. 100-122., Chapter 5: A Nonmaterial Legacy: The Trial 1694 pp. 123-142, Chapter 6: The Definition of Power: Local Strategies pp. 143-161, Chapter 7: The Trappings of Power: Peace in the Fief pp. 162-174. (András Lugosi)

03.16. George R. Stewart: Pickett's Charge: Foreward; Between the Signal Shot pp. ix-127; Peter Englund: The Battle That Shook Europe: Introduction; Sunday Evening pp.11-81. (Szabolcs Somorjai)

03.23. Bengtsson, Tommy - Campbell, Cameron - Lee, James Z.: Life under Pressure. Mortality and Living Standards in Europe and Asia, 1700-1900. The MIT Press, Cambridge, Mass. - London, 2004. Chapter 1: New Malthusian Perspectives. 1-24. (available on the homepage of MIT Press: (http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/search/) + recommended: Chapter 14: Agency and Demographies 431-440., Appendix: Sources and Measures 441-476. (Péter Ori)

03.30. Natalie Zemon Davis: Trickster Travels. A Sixteenth-Century Muslim Between Worlds. New York, 2006., 4 chapters freely chosen (Gabriella Erdélyi)

04.06. Arlette Farge - Jacques Revel: The Vanishing Children of Paris. Rumor and Politics before the French Revolution. Harvard UP: Cambridge, Mass., 1991. (Mónika Mátay)

04.20. Corbin, Alain: The Village of Cannibals. Rage and Murder in France, 1870. Cambridge, Mass.: Harvard, 1992. (Mónika Mátay)

04.27. Amy Gilman Srebnick: The Mysterious Death of Mary Rogers. Sex and Culture in Nineteenth-Century New York. Oxford Univ. Press: Oxford, 1995. (Mónika Mátay)

05.04. Written examination on the basis of the literature discussed during the term (István Szijártó)

05.11. Evaluation of the course and of the indivudual performances (István Szijártó) Követelmények, értékelési szempontok: Students should preapare to each class reading either full works of microhistory or chapters of them in English and be ready to discuss them at the class. At the end of the term, they will have a written examination on the basis of this reading list. The course evaluation takes into consideration both performance at the classes and the result of this written examination.