Sept 11 2014
Narrative & The Historian As An Author
What is Narrative?
*the central pivot point for our exam essay question! Around the idea of narratives
-something that weaves it self through out practice of history.not speci
She starts with the narrative then jumps right into her topic without really laying down the framework
for herself which creates confusion for the reader as you were abruptly faced with changing and
introduced to new topics no framework also allows her to
1) a temporal period:
- a period after colonialism, but when does colonialism end?
-hard to define, most people start after the second world war, but the also in the 18th c after the
American revolution.but really when is the post part of
How does Hazareesingh demonstrate how climate interferes with colonial expectations or
(it's unpredictable and therefore we can't control it completely and it is not something we can
easily and fool proof our planning for)
Sept 25, 2014
The BIG Picture: The Annales School and World History
-scope, the ways historians have decided to limit or broaden their subject of study
-Lord Acton, Ranka -> 'boring' history.
-Britain liked the poetry style of history, not the r
October 2, 2014
Class, Agency & Social History
-Thesis is THE element of your paper.most focus on that
-make sure it is a statement of opinion, not one of fact
-does this framework add something or allow the author to say something?
Oct 9th 2014
Postmodernism, Power and Technologies of Governing
What is PostModernism?
-Pomophobia -> the fear that there is no point in learning this, it's pointless, we don;t even
exist, there is no truth etc
-Postmodernism is the rejection of
-PhD in History from Warwick and MA and BA degrees from SOAS and Kent
-taught at Birkbeck and Cardiff and previously worked for Save The Children Fund for a decade which
influenced his research interests in India
- in 2003 joined t
Nov 27, 2014
Space, Place & Environment
The identity of places is very much bound up with the histories which are told of them, how
those histories are told, and which history turns out to be dominant.
Doreen Massey, Places and their Pasts, (199
Nov 6, 2014
MEMORY, ORALITY AND ETHNOHISTORY
ANCIENT ROOTS OF ORAL HISTORY
As to the speeches of the participants, either when they were about to enter the war or after they were already
in it, it has been difficult for me and for those who repo
Sept 4, 2014
-what is history? Why is it produced? Where did it come from?
-changes in the way we see the field
-assumptions historians have when they work and the choices they make (why that subject
why those sources? Why thos
Week 1 Sept 11 2014
Reflect on what Kellners piece is arguing for and what the implications are for historians in
getting the story crooked.
Oliver J.Daddow,Debating History Today, Rethinking History 8 (March2004):143-147.
First of all, can we ever stud
Oct 16, 2014
Culture In History
The past is foreign country; they do things differently here
Perspectives on culture
-focus on material needs; art, music, literature part of the superstructure
-focus on human needs, but not focused on