|Delivery Type||Delivery length / details|
|Seminars / Tutorials||1 seminar fortnightly|
|Assessment Type||Assessment length / details||Proportion|
|Semester Exam||Take away exam over 3 days||100%|
This is a second-year core module, the aim of which is to provide second-year students with an opportunity to study the history of historical writing in the West since the mid-nineteenth century. On completion, students will:
a) be familiar with the key developments in Western historiography
b) have a level of proficiency in distinguishing between historiographical traditions and approaches
c) be able to reflect critically on the work of individual historians and historical `schools'
d) be able to explain historiographical developments both in the contexts of intellectual shifts and in those of wider institutional, political, social and cultural change
e) be better able to reflect critically on historical writing encountered elsewhere in their degree scheme
f) be able to reflect critically on key issues of Western historiography in seminars, unassessed essays and a take-away examination.
The module begins by surveying the main 'varieties' of history represented within our syllabus and examining the main intellectual currents within the discipline. It then explores the influence of other disciplines on historians and the present political, social and educational functions of historical writing.
Reading ListRecommended Text
A. Marwick (2001) The New Nature of History. Knowledge, Evidence, Language Primo search A. Munslow (1997) Deconstructing History Primo search B. Southgate (1996) History What and Why: Ancient, Modern and Post-modern Perspectives Primo search D. Cannadine (ed) (2002) What is History Now? Primo search E. Hobsbawm (1997) On History Primo search J. Appleby, L. Hunt & M. Jacob (1994) Telling the Truth About History Primo search J. Tosh (1984) The Pursuit of History Primo search J. Warren (1998) The Past and its Presenters: An Introduction to Issues in Historiography Primo search K. Jenkins (1991) Rethinking History Primo search L. Jordanova (2000) History in Practice Primo search R. J. Evans (1997) In Defence of History Primo search
This module is at CQFW Level 6