HIA200s Methodology of Practising History

Faculty of Arts
Autumn 2019
Extent and Intensity
1/1/0. 10 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
prof. Mgr. Lukáš Fasora, Ph.D. (lecturer)
PhDr. Bronislav Chocholáč, Dr. (lecturer)
Mgr. Tomáš Malý, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Denisa Nečasová, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Mgr. Jiří Němec, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. Mgr. Lukáš Fasora, Ph.D.
Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Supplier department: Department of History - Faculty of Arts
Thu 8:00–9:40 D51
Prerequisites (in Czech)
Předpokládá se zvládnutí základní techniky a postupů historikovy práce.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
Fields of study the course is directly associated with
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Course objectives
The students form the course are introduced to the broader issues of historical methodology, they will get acguainted to more advanced historical methods and approaches in the context of the latest development of historiography. Each method is presented on examples from the history of historical sciences and interpreted form the theoretical point of view. An integral part of the course is the practical demonstration of the application of methods on specific historical material. The demonstration is based, as a rule, on the teacher's own research.
Learning outcomes
Students will be oriented in the historical methodology. They gain an overview of current methodological trends in historical science. They acquire the ability, how to choose a right method and how to do it properly to answer questions of their own historical research.
  • 1. Basic concepts of historical methodology 2. Overview of historical methods and approaches 3. Quantitative method in social and economy history 4. Methods in historical demography 5. Historical anthropology 6. Gender analysis 7. Generation analysis 8. Discourse analysis 9. Iconographical method 10. Biographical method, collective biography and prosopography 11. Oral history 12. Geographical method and historical geography
    recommended literature
  • CLAUS, Peter and John MARRIOTT. History : an introduction to theory, method and practice. London: Routledge, 2013. xvi, 461. ISBN 9781405812542. info
  • ARCANGELI, Alessandro. Cultural history : a concise introduction. First published. London: Routledge, 2012. ix, 131. ISBN 9780415667753. info
  • SELLIN, Volker. Einführungin die Geschichtswissenschaft. Erw. Neuausg., 2. Aufl. Göttingen: Vandenhoeck & Ruprecht, 2008. 250 s. ISBN 9783525013885. info
  • HROCH, Miroslav. Úvod do studia dějepisu. 1. vyd. Praha: Státní pedagogické nakladatelství, 1985. 304 s. info
Teaching methods
Lecture, exercises, class discussion
Assessment methods
Seminar work in the form of methodological essay and practical application of selected method in the range of 10-15 pages. Oral examination as a defense of the results of the seminar work.
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