Content varies from quarter to quarter.
History, Memory, and Justice This course will focus on the complex interactions between history, historical production, remembrance, and notions of justice and address substantial methodological and theoretical issues raised therein. Participants will engage in an intensive and comprehensive manner several related concerns. These might include: * forms and functions of public commemorations; * private remembering, oral history, and related methodological issues; * the dual roles of memoirs and (auto-)biographies as histories and historical documents; * private and public creation of collective imaginations of the past; * collective memory leading to the construction, or changing notions, of individual and group identities, the attainment of justice, and concepts of race, ethnicity, nation, and region; * the tensions between historical research, historical presentation, and public representations.
Student learning goals
General method of instruction
Class assignments and grading
Short student presentations in class (thought pieces, draft paper) Discussion leaders on rotating basis Research paper
thought pieces = 20% discussion leaders on rotating basis = 15% class participation = 15% research paper = 50%