HSTRY 388 A: Colloquium: Introduction to History

Spring 2022
Meeting:
T 1:30pm - 3:20pm / SAV 156
SLN:
15451
Section Type:
Seminar
Instructor:
"THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND ITS AFTERLIVES" AUDITORS NOT PERMITTED IN THIS COURSE. RESTRICTED TO HISTORY MAJORS ONLY IN PERIOD I. NON- MAJORS MAY REQUEST AN ADD CODE IN PERIOD II. EMAIL HISTADV@UW.EDU FOR ADD CODE.
Syllabus Description (from Canvas):

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In this course we will use primary sources – texts, but also visual primary sources such as fine art and the built environment – to yield answers to new questions about the Revolution of 1789. The event that began in France in 1789 eventually transformed Europe from Madrid to Moscow, but also shook the Caribbean, Latin America, and North Africa. The Revolution’s reach was more than geographic as it generated cultural, social and economic changes, too. We will draw upon recent scholarship as well as primary sources to explore together such themes as the invention of public opinion; abolition and the slave trade; the Revolution and religion; Terror and terrorism; the aftermath of the Revolution in militant politics from the Paris Commune to the Bolshevik Revolution; the status of women within a fraternal revolution; the “gay” revolution of 1789; the Revolution and the city of Paris; the Revolution in film; and the status of the Revolution today.

HSTEU388a "The French Revolution and its Afterlives" will be offered in person.

Catalog Description:
Introduction to the discipline of history for new or prospective majors. Emphasizes the basic skills of reading, analysis, and communication (both verbal and written) that are central to the historian's craft. Each seminar discusses a different subject or problem.
GE Requirements Met:
Social Sciences (SSc)
Writing (W)
Credits:
5.0
Status:
Active
Last updated:
February 26, 2024 - 12:38 am