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Faculty of History and Cultural Studies

Course Title: 0401 Politics of Memory in Eastern Europe

Course Description

The aim of this course is to study the politics of memory in Eastern Europe. Within the framework of the concept of the politics of memory, the course focuses on the study of strategies and practices for revising and reevaluating the past. Among the questions of the course: What are the main problems of the politics of memory at the level of the community, region, nation, which lead to systematic memorization or / and oblivion? Which commemorative practices are best suited to the process of reconciliation at the community, regional and national level? What is retained in collective memory that contradicts historical and ideological interpretations? How and why do places of collective memory acquire emotional and political significance, and how are they used to achieve reconciliation and build democracy in countries with a totalitarian heritage?

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Historical Institute

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Iryna Ramanava

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 10:15-11:45

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom or Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

 

ECTS

6

Course Title: 0402 History of Modern Belarus: from National project to Postcolonial(?) revolution

Course Description

In the focus of course - the formation of national identity through the study of European processes and the allocation of regional Belarusian specifics, through understanding the role of the European intellectual tradition in the formation of Belarus and Belarusianness. The thematic focus is on the history of national movements and the creation of nation-states in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries (also “invention of traditions”). During the work much attention will be paid to the study of the phenomenon of totalitarianism and its impact on the European history of the twentieth century (with special focus on Belarus).  Postcolonial revolution in Belarus 2020 – is it myth or not?

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Historical Institute

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Iryna Ramanava

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Wednesdays, 10:15-11:45

Online Tool for Teaching

Zoom or Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

 

ECTS

4

Course Title: 0403 Beggars, Vagrants and Monks - Nomadism in Early Modernity

Course Description

Sedentary life has become seen as the norm in today’s global northern society, this was not always the case. Especially in Early Modernity people on the move, if temporarily or permanently, were a lot more common and accepted. This goes for many societies and areas of the world, including Europe.

This course will look at nomadism and nomadic life globally in Early Modernity, using it as the lens through which to approach society and humanity of the past, as well as looking at the foundation of our norms and ideals. Questions of state, media, gender, effects on society, colonialism and power all will be addressed. From the passport to state required registration, from borders to barbed wire, methods of enforcing or creating sedentary life in practice will also be taken into account.

This course will demand the writing of an essay or the holding of a presentation, as well as regular participation in the discussions of the reading every week.

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Historical Institute, Early Modern Times

Lecturer

Bennet Rosswag

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Thursdays, 14:00-16:00

Online Tool for Teaching

Webex

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master 

Prerequisites

Good English, Interest in early modern history

ECTS

3

Course Title: 0404 Images of Power: Dynastic representation in the Roman Empire

Course Description

The course explores what we can learn from portraits, and specifically group portraiture, about individual historical periods, in this case the Roman imperial period from the first century BCE until the fourth century CE. Sessions will trace the emergence of group displays in the representational politics of the Roman empire and investigate how these monuments helped shape Roman imperial rule and its development from the Augustan principate into late antiquity.

Key questions are:

  1. What role did group portraits play in the presentation of the imperial family and how did this medium develop through the imperial period?
  2. How was legitimation of rule and change of rulers in the imperial period visualised via group portraiture and what can we learn about the individual dynasties from the images?
  3. What methods for analysing and interpreting Roman group portraits are available to us and how do we use them successfully?
Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Classical Studies / Classical Archaeology

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Katharina Lorenz

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22 – 11/07/22

Coursework deadline: 15/09/22

Mode and Time

Asynchronous

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS, MS Teams

Language of Instruction

English

Target Group

Bachelor, Master in the fields of arts and humanities

Prerequisites

Adequate English-language skills

ECTS

4

Course Title: 0405 Grundprobleme der Philosophie des Geistes

Course Description

Was heißt es, ein geistiges Wesen zu sein? Hat man einen Geist? Und: Hat man einen Geist wie man Hände und Füße hat? Ist der Geist eine komplizierte Maschine und falls ja, welche Gesetze gelten für solche Maschinen? Wie hängen Geist, Bewusstsein, Wahrnehmung, Erinnerung, die Fähigkeit, Erfahrungen zu machen, und Gefühle miteinander zusammen? Was ist Denken? Und woran kann man überhaupt erkennen, ob ein Wesen ein geistiges Wesen ist? Im Seminar sollen Probleme und Positionen der Philosophie des Geistes im sokratischen Gespräch entwickelt werden.

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Philosophy

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Matthias Vogel

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 14:00-16:00

Online Tool for Teaching

MS Teams

Language of Instruction

German

Target Group

Bachelor, Master in Philosophy

Prerequisites

Sufficient German language skills

ECTS

3

Course Title: 0406 Einführung in die Logik

Course Description

Logikkurse haben in der Philosophie einen ähnlichen Status wie Erste-Hilfe-Kurse beim Erwerb eines Führerscheins. So schnell wie man sie absolviert hat, so schnell vergisst man ihren Inhalt, und so schnell man sie vergessen hat, so nützlich wäre es, im Falle eines Falles über die jeweiligen Kompetenzen zu verfügen. Während man beim Autofahren darauf vertrauen kann, dass der Unfall eine seltene Ausnahme ist, ist es in der Philosophie der Normalfall, prüfen zu müssen, ob eigene oder fremde Argumente überzeugend sind.

Das Seminar bemüht sich darum, Schritt für Schritt die Mittel bereitzustellen, die man für derartige Prüfungen benötigt. Dabei soll deutlich werden, dass formale Rekonstruktionen von Argumenten einen unschätzbaren Vorteil haben: Sie sind selbst nicht mehr interpretationsbedürftig, so dass wir mit ihrer Hilfe Rekonstruktionen einen Ausdruck verleihen können, der nicht selbst endlos vieldeutig ist.

Literatur (zur Vorbereitung):

Tetens, Holm (2004): Philosophisches Argumentieren. Eine Einführung, München: C.H. Beck.

Tugendhat, Ernst/Wolf, Ursula (1983): Logisch-semantische Propädeutik, Stuttgart: Reclam.

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Philosophy

Lecturer

Dr. Oliver Schütze

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Tuesdays, 14:00-16:00

Online Tool for Teaching

ILIAS

Language of Instruction

German

Target Group

Bachelor, Master in Philosophy

Prerequisites

Sufficient German language skills

ECTS

3

Course Title: 0407 Einführung in die Wissenschaftstheorie

Course Description

Der Kern der Vorlesung besteht darin, verschiedene wissenschaftliche Erklärungstypen zu besprechen, die man insbesondere in den Lebenswissenschaften antrifft (aber auch in anderen Natur- und Geisteswissenschaften). Daneben werden wir über Begriffe nachdenken, die für wissenschaftliches Arbeiten zentral sind – etwa die Begriffe der Kausalität und des Naturgesetzes.

Der Kurs setzt keine Philosophie-Kenntnisse voraus.

Faculty

History and Cultural Studies

Institute

Philosophy

Lecturer

Prof. Dr. Gerson Reuter

Study Period (dd/mm/yy)

11/04/22-15/07/22

Mode and Time

Synchronous, Time (CET): Wednesdays, 16:00-18:00

Online Tool for Teaching

MS Teams

Language of Instruction

German

Target Group

Bachelor

Prerequisites

Sufficient German language skills

ECTS

3

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