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Devin E Naar
HIST 388
Seattle Campus

Colloquium: Introduction to History

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.

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Exploration of communal identities as well as inter-ethnic and inter-religious relations amidst the collapse of the Ottoman Empire and rise of successor nation-states (Greece and Turkey) during the 19th-20th centuries. Themes include empire, nationalism, Orientalism, revolution, workers & women, population transfer, world wars, and the Holocaust. The focus is on global events largely from a unique, local perspective at the heart of the larger transformations: the Eastern Mediterranean port city of Salonica and its multicultural residents. Primary sources include: travel accounts, imperial edicts, treaties, memoirs, fiction, newspapers, folktales, postcards, photographs, film, maps, songs, material culture, recipes.

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Last Update by Devin E Naar
Date: 11/22/2011