Historiography

Module Leader:
Andor Kelenhegyi
Status:
Confirmed
Year/Term:
2019-2020 Autumn
Level:
Immersion 2
Division:
Arts and Humanities
Credit:
8

The Milestone Module on Historiography has three aims. Firstly, it will help students expand knowledge on the methodology of historical research and the forms of reasoning that historians employ to arrive at truth claims. Secondly, it aims to show the liminal nature of the discipline between the arts and the sciences – and help students understand the debates that surround historical explanations, methodology and epistemology. Thirdly, it aims to introduce students to various schools of historical thought, from the history of ideas to economic history as well as show how ideological commitments shapes historical accounts and even historical theory.