Seminar

HIST216 - RELIGION & COLONIAL RULE IN AFRICA

Description: 
This course is designed to introduce students to the religious experiences of Africans and to the politics of culture. We will examine how traditional African religious ideas and practices interacted with Christianity and Islam. We will look specifically at religious expressions among the Yoruba, Southern African independent churches and millenarist movements, and the variety of Muslim organizations that developed during the colonial era. The purpose of this course is threefold. First, to develop in students an awareness of the wide range of meanings of conversion and people's motives in creating and adhering to religious institutions; Second, to examine the political, cultural, and psychological dimensions in the expansion of religious social movements; And third, to investigate the role of religion as counterculture and instrument of resistance to European hegemony. Topics include: Mau Mau and Maji Maji movements in Kenya and Tanzania, Chimurenga in Mozambique, Watchtower churches in Southern Africa, anti-colonial Jihads in Sudan and Somalia and mystical Muslim orders in Senegal.
Instructors: 
BABOU, CHEIKH
Day and Time: 
R 0130PM-0430PM
Room: 
VAN PELT LIBRARY 305
Activity: 
SEM
Cross Listings: 
    Registration Notes: 
    BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

    HIST216 - JEWS AND THE CITY

    Description: 
    Jews have always been an extraordinarily urban people. This seminar explores various aspects of the Jewish encounter with the city, examining the ways that Jewish culture has been shaped by and has helped to shape urban culture. We will examine European and American cities as well as some in Palestine/Israel, covering an expansive view of urban culture. We will consider Jewish involvement in political and cultural life, the various neighborhoods in which Jews have lived, relations with other ethnic groups, as well as many other topics. We will read some classic works in the field along with contemporary scholarship. No prior background in Jewish history is required. *This course may be applied toward the US, European, or Middle East requirements for the History Major or Minor, depending upon the research paper topic. Students must consult with the instructor to determine which geographic requirement will be fulfilled.*
    Instructors: 
    WENGER, BETH
    Day and Time: 
    R 0130PM-0430PM
    Room: 

    COLLEGE HALL 315A

    Activity: 
    SEM
    Cross Listings: 
      Registration Notes: 
      BENJAMIN FRANKLIN SEMINARS

      HIST230 - FLORENCE IN HISTORY

      Description: 
      Florence is justly famous for its art and learning, especially during the era of the Renaissance. It was also one of the most literate states in Europe during this era; thanks to the city’s 3 abundant records, it is one of the best-studied cities in Europe from the later Middle Ages through the early modern era. Our course readings present a mix of major primary sources, synthetic summaries, and important modern scholarship. Most of our class time will focus on the information and issues they raise.
      Instructors: 
      MOYER, ANN
      Day and Time: 
      T 0130PM-0430PM
      Room: 
      COLLEGE HALL 315A
      Activity: 
      SEM
      Cross Listings: 

        HIST231 - HISTORY OF BASEBALL, 1840-PRESENT

        Description: 
        This course explores the history of baseball in the United States. It covers, among other topics, the first amateur clubs in the urban North, the professionalization and nationalization of the sport during and after the Civil War era, the rise of fandom, baseball’s relationship to anxieties about manhood and democracy, tensions between labor and management, the Negro Leagues, the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League, Nisei baseball during World War Two, Jackie Robinson and desegregation, and the Latinization of baseball. The history of baseball is, in many respects, the history of the United States writ large as well as the history of the myths that Americans tell about themselves.
        Instructors: 
        GRONNINGSATER, SARAH
        Day and Time: 
        W 0200PM-0500PM
        Room: 
        MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
        Activity: 
        SEM
        Cross Listings: 
          Registration Notes: 
          PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

          HIST202 - MODERN SPAIN FROM CIVIL WAR TO DEMOCRACY, 1930-1977

          Instructors: 
          FEROS, ANTONIO
          Day and Time: 
          CANCELED
          Activity: 
          SEM
          Cross Listings: 

            HIST209 - INDUSTRIAL METROPOLIS

            Instructors: 
            VITIELLO, DOMENIC
            Day and Time: 
            T 0130PM-0430PM
            Room: 
            MCNEIL BUILDING 110
            Activity: 
            SEM
            Cross Listings: 
              Registration Notes: 
              HISTORY & TRADITION SECTOR; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR

              HIST370 - N.AFRICA:HIST,CULTR,SOC

              Description: 
              This interdisciplinary seminar examines the colonial and postcolonial experiences of North Africa in the context of the region’s close connections to Europe, the Middle East, and sub-Saharan Africa. Readings will cover Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, and Libya as well as their relationships to the history of French, Italian and Spanish colonialism. While the period of sustained European imperial control over North Africa began as early as 1830 in Algeria and as late as 1911-12 in Libya and Morocco, decolonization was almost complete in the region by the early 1960s. Throughout the semester, we will test the thesis that this “colonial moment” had far-reaching implications not only for postcolonial North African societies, but also for the European countries that imposed colonial rule. We will also explore the interconnectedness of economic, political, and cultural phenomena in North African history, e.g., the implications of labor migration for musical culture, and the interplay of religion and language in the construction of national identities. Finally, we will consider the ways in which portrayals of history and culture have been politically charged and hotly contested in both colonial and postcolonial contexts. Note: This seminar is intended for students who already have a background in modern Middle Eastern or African history.
              Instructors: 
              SHARKEY, HEATHER
              Day and Time: 
              T 0130PM-0430PM
              Room: 

              WILLIAMS HALL 219

              Activity: 
              SEM
              Cross Listings: 
                Registration Notes: 
                CROSS CULTURAL ANALYSIS

                HIST398 - JUNIOR HONORS IN HISTORY

                Instructors: 
                TODD, MARGO
                Day and Time: 
                M 0200PM-0500PM
                Room: 
                MCNEIL CENTER FOR EARLY AMERI 105
                Activity: 
                SEM
                Cross Listings: 
                  Registration Notes: 
                  MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                  • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Seminar

                  HIST398 - JUNIOR HONORS IN HISTORY

                  Instructors: 
                  NATHANS, BENJAMIN
                  Day and Time: 
                  CANCELED
                  Activity: 
                  SEM
                  Cross Listings: 
                    Registration Notes: 
                    MAJORS ONLY; PERMISSION NEEDED FROM INSTRUCTOR
                    • Major/Minor requirements fulfilled: Seminar

                    HIST411 - INTRO TO PRINT CULTURE

                    Instructors: 
                    STALLYBRASS, PETER
                    CHARTIER, ROGER
                    Day and Time: 
                    M 0200PM-0500PM
                    Room: 

                    VAN PELT LIBRARY 627

                    Activity: 
                    SEM
                    Cross Listings: 
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