Courses

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Courses numbered 600–799 are seminars, either general or in special fields. They are designed to give doctoral candidates, according to their individual needs and capacities, training in historical methods; introduction to bibliography; direction for individual reading; and supervision in research, exposition, and interpretation in the preparation of papers and dissertations. Each candidate for an advanced degree will take one seminar in a special field and one general seminar every semester. They are offered every year.

AS.010.627 - Patronage and Power: The Art of the Book in the Middle Ages

This research seminar surveys the rich history of manuscript painting in the Middle Ages through the lens of patronage. By focusing on elite patrons – i.e. Popes, Clerics, Holy Roman Emperors, Princes, Princesses, and other ruling figures – we will investigate how changes in style from the early Christian period through the fifteenth century reveal the fluid nature of politics and power during this volatile time period. We will visit local collections of manuscripts (e.g. the Walters Art Museum) and make use of the extensive holdings of medieval facsimiles in Special Collections.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lakey, Christopher
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:00PM - 6:30PM
Status: Waitlist Only
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS HistoryAS History of Art

AS.100.661 - Racial Literacy in the Archives

This course explores how to use race as a historical category of analysis, and teaches attendees how to locate how historical actors deploy race and racism to make claims, organize labor and identities, and imagine political possibility.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Connolly, Nathan D
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 9:00AM - 11:30AM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.671 - Play and Violence in Medieval France

Since the work of Geertz, Huizinga, Bakhtin and Caillois, among others, the intersection of play and violence has been a focal point for historians, anthropologists, literary scholars, even psychologists. This seminar traces the twin themes of violence and play as instantiated by the fighting classes in the High Middle Ages, beginning with the emergence of the tournament and the crusading movement in the eleventh century. By examining sources in Old French and Latin, we will contextualize music, dances, comedies, and contests that accompanied the violent rituals around which French aristocratic life revolved. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Phillips, Jenna
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.656 - Reading Koselleck

The course will be devoted to close reading of the works of Reinhardt Koselleck.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 3:00PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS HistoryAS Jewish Studies Program

AS.100.620 - Early Modern France

The first part of a two-semester sequence, this seminar examines the history of France and its empire from the seventeenth century to the French Revolution.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Kwass, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.643 - Jewish Paths Through Modernity

Intensive introduction to the key trends and trajectories in modern Jewish history and the major themes in Jewish historiography. Intended to serve both graduate students outside the Jewish history field and graduate students pursuing a field in modern Jewish history.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS HistoryAS Jewish Studies Program

AS.100.648 - Crown, Court, and Charter: Political Culture in the High Middle Ages

Explores mechanisms of political power and the rise of the state in Europe during the High Middle Ages by analyzing royal ideology, administrative growth, legal change, and cultural production.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lester, Anne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.627 - Histories of Development

Reading seminar on the history of development as both ideology and practice in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lurtz, Casey
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.680 - Reading Seminar in Atlantic History 1600-1800

This reading seminar will highlight some of the major new works and wide-ranging genres in this lively, stimulating field.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Morgan, Philip
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.695 - Problems in U.S. Social & Cultural History

This is a seminar reading widely in U.S. social and cultural history, ranging chronologically this semester from the mid-18th century to the late 19th century.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Walters, Ronald
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.645 - Race, Law, History

This seminar examines the relationship of law to the construction of race and inequality in US history, investigating the legal archive through the perspectives of critical race theory and critical legal history.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jones, Martha Suzanne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 3:00PM - 5:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.716 - Cultural Theory For Historians

An examination of modern cultural theories, with emphasis on mass culture and consumerism. Authors include Simmel, Kracauer, Benjamin, Horkheimer, Adorno, Barthes, Debord, Bourdieu, and de Certeau.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jelavich, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.783 - Seminar: Medieval Europe

A graduate workshop in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in Medieval European History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.724 - Sex and Slavery

Research and methods in the field of sexuality and slavery studies.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Johnson, Jessica Marie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 4:30PM - 6:50PM
Status: Closed
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.791 - Seminar: Latin American

A seminar series in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in Latin American History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Vinson, Ben
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.761 - History of Capitalism

Readings on the history of capitalism since the mid-nineteenth century, with an emphasis on the American context.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Burgin, Angus
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 1:30PM - 3:30PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.729 - Reading Seminar: British America and the Early United States in Atlantic Perspective

Introduction to the history and historiography on British North America and the United States.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Furstenberg, Francois
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jones, Martha Suzanne
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.735 - Early Modern Britain

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Marshall, John W
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 1:00PM - 3:45PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.769 - Gender History Workshop

Workshop for presentation of works-in-progress on the history of women, gender, and/or sexuality, including drafts of dissertation chapters, research papers, talks, and proposals. Students in disciplines other than history are welcome.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Kim, Hayang, Rowe, Erin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.787 - Seminar: Modern Europe

A graduate workshop in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in Modern European History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rowe, William T
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Lurtz, Casey
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.765 - Problems in Women and Gender Studies

An exploration of recent work in women’s and gender history, focusing on some of the following: sexuality, cultural production, politics, family formation, work, religion, difference, and civic orders.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Kim, Hayang, Rowe, Erin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS HistoryAS Study of Women, Gender, & Sexuality

AS.100.756 - Reading Seminar in Chinese History

A seminar covering recent work on late imperial and modern Chinese history, primarily in English.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 1:30PM - 3:50PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS East Asian StudiesAS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Shepard, Todd
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Morgan, Philip
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Paquette, Gabriel
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Meyer-Fong, Tobie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: El-leithy, Tamer
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rustow, Marina
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.755 - Modern American Seminar

A graduate workshop in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in 20th century history. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rowe, Erin
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Hindmarch-Watson, Katie
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Maciejko, Pawel Tadeusz
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.803 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Kwass, Michael
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Burgin, Angus
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.789 - Seminar: American

A seminar series in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in American History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.781 - The Seminar

This course features presentations from invited speakers. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: M 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.731 - Colonial Africa: French African Empire

A reading seminar in colonial African history; the focus may be on French African empire.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Larson, Pier M
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: W 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.728 - Historical Writing in the Middle Ages

The course will begin with readings of literary and critical theory, as a preparation for the study of modes of historical writing in the Middle Ages. We will then read a sampling of medieval historiographical texts, beginning with Eusebius.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Spiegel, Gabrielle M
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 2:00PM - 4:00PM
Status: Canceled
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS Comparative Thought and LiteratureAS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Marshall, John W
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.793 - Seminar: African

A seminar series in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in African History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: F 3:30PM - 5:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.785 - Seminar: Early Modern Europe

A graduate workshop in which graduate students, faculty, and invited speakers present their latest research results in Early Modern European History. Q&A, with an emphasis on critical thinking, intellectual discussions, and written and oral presentations. Course may not meet weekly.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Staff
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: Th 4:00PM - 6:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.803 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Walters, Ronald
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Jelavich, Peter
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Walters, Ronald
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Ditz, Toby L
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.751 - Early Modern European Intellectual History

Early Modern European Intellectual History

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Marshall, John W
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.762 - History and Historiography of 19th France in Europe and the World

We will explore recent and classic studies of 19th-century French history, with particular attention to transnational and colonial questions.

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Shepard, Todd
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings: T 12:00PM - 2:00PM
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Walkowitz, Judith
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.821 - Fall Practicum

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Rowe, William T
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Open
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.801 - Dissertation Research

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Moss, Kenneth
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History

AS.100.803 - Independent Study

Credits: 0.00
Instructor: Morgan, Philip
Term: Fall 2018
Meetings:
Status: Approval Required
Level: Graduate
Departments: AS History