Course Description

General History

HIST 5559

New Course in History

"Emotions, Violence, Memory"
Fall 2015

This seminar explores the relations among three key topics in recent historical writing: how the notions of emotions, violence, and memory have been used by hisorians in terms of method, theory and interpretation in order to gain access to people in the past, and, especially, in what way their commingling opens up new possibilities of historical writing. We shall discuss, among others, broad range of topics, read across continents and periods, and consider history alongside literature.

Corcoran Department of History
University of Virginia
Nau Hall - South Lawn
Charlottesville, VA 22904


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M-F 8am to 4:30pm
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