The seminar will discuss the key themes and methodologies in the current study of modern German history.
It is a biweekly class. During the Spring semester some of the sessions will be held together with the parallel seminar at Tel-Aviv University.
The course subjects:
-- What is German History?
-- Transnational history of Germany
-- German Colonialism, and German colonial imagination
-- Social history: is there anything to add?
-- Does Germany have cultural history?
-- German intellectual history:the Cold War challenge
-- Memory is back(?)
-- Continuities and breaks in German history
-- "Place" as a modern German keyword
-- Nazism: new perspectives
-- How to approach a German text?
-- Work in German archives
-- Diaries as a source for historians
-- Is there a German-Jewish history?
Room 2207, Humanities building, Mt. Scopus Campus