Historical Theory and Practice examines the principles and assumptions underlying different forms of history. The course introduces students to debates about the discipline and considers their implications for practice. Students reflect on the current state of the discipline by critically evaluating the changing intellectual contexts that have shaped how historians work.
Demonstrate knowledge of debates in the theory and method of history.
Demonstrate knowledge of the connection between historical theory and historical practice.
Recognise and critically evaluate concepts and methods employed in different forms of historical practice.
Construct arguments concerning the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to studying history.
Demonstrate sensitivity to the diversity of historical cultures and the ethical implications of historical inquiry within a global context.
Account for the factors that create agreement and disagreement among historians as a community of scholars.
Required prerequisite knowledge
HIS175 What is History? Historiography, Historical Theory, Method and History Didactics
HIS175 What is History? Historiography, Historical Theory, Method and History Didactics or equivalent course.
Reflective journal and book analysis
Form of assessment
Reflective journal: 1500 wordBook analysis: 2000 wordSubmission dates for the exams you will find in Studnetweb.
Lectures, student presentations and student-led discussion
Academic writing, theory and method in history (MHI330_1)
Humanistic theory and methods (MLE330_1)
Master in History and History Didactics and incoming exchange students.
There must be an early dialogue between the course coordinator, the student representative and the students. The purpose is feedback from the students for changes and adjustments in the course for the current semester.In addition, a digital course evaluation must be carried out at least every three years. Its purpose is to gather the students experiences with the course.