HIDA06 Historiography

Faculty of Arts
Spring 2024
Extent and Intensity
0/0/0. 12 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
doc. PhDr. Pavel Boček, CSc. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Hanuš, Ph.D. (lecturer)
Guaranteed by
prof. PhDr. Jiří Hanuš, Ph.D.
Department of History – Faculty of Arts
Contact Person: Mgr. Hana Ambrožová
Supplier department: Department of History – Faculty of Arts
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is only offered to the students of the study fields the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
  • History (programme FF, D-HI_) (2)
Course objectives
The aim of the course is to enhance knowledge about world and Czech historiography of the 20th century. Emphasis is placed on paradigmatic changes, on key social debates and on the relationships between history and the social sciences (philosophy, sociology, political science). The course builds on basic bachelor's and master's knowledge, but is focused more on the application of this knowledge to their own research work and their use in writing dissertation theses.
Learning outcomes
Scientific review focused on historiographical problems with recommendations for publication opportunities (Časopis Matice moravské, Český časopis historický atd.)
  • 1. Working with resources and the concept of work in important European historians
  • 2. Domestic and foreign historical schools and workplaces
  • 3. Specifics of history as science, knowledge and power
  • 4. Ideological influences on historical narrative, nationalism and history
  • 5. Disputes between historical schools, progress of historical research
  • 6. Political, economic, social and cultural history
  • 7. The Annales School, Marxist historiography and other trends of the 20th century
  • 8. Postmodern critique of historical work, the problem of objectivity
    required literature
  • BURKE, PETER: New Perspectives on Historical Writing. Pennsylvania: PSUP, 2001. 317 s. ISBN 978-02-710-2117-1.
  • EVANS, Richard J. Na obranu historie. Translated by Zuzana Krotovychová. Vydání první. Praha: Argo, 2019, 300 stran. ISBN 9788025730065. info
  • Jak se píšou dějiny : teorie a praxe. Edited by Stefan Berger - Heiko Feldner - Kevin Passmore, Translated by Tomáš. 1. vydání. Brno: Centrum pro studium demokracie a kultury, 2016, 444 stran. ISBN 9788073253981. info
    recommended literature
  • WHITE, Hayden: Metahistory. The Historical Imagination in Nineteenth-Century Europe. John Hopkins University Press, 2014. 480 s. ISBN 978-14-214-1560-4.
  • BREISACH, Ernst: Historiography: Ancient, Medieval and Modern. Chicago: UCHP, 1994. 500 s. ISBN 978-02-260-7283-8.
  • NODL, Martin. Na vlnách dějin : minulost - přítomnost - budoucnost českého dějepisectví. Vydání první. Praha: Argo, 2020, 339 stran. ISBN 9788025731550. info
  • ČTVRTNÍK, Mikuláš. Duchové dějiny v kontextu české a evropské historiografie 19. a 20. století. Vydání první. Praha: Argo, 2019, 380 stran. ISBN 9788088148364. info
  • LOEWENSTEIN, Bedřich. Víra v pokrok : dějiny jedné evropské ideje. Vyd. 1. Praha: Oikoymenh, 2009, 559 s. ISBN 9788072983032. info
  • LE GOFF, Jacques. Paměť a dějiny. Translated by Irena Kozelská. Vydání první. Praha: Argo, 2007, 264 stran. ISBN 9788072038626. info
  • IGGERS, Georg G. Dějepisectví ve 20. století : od vědecké objektivity k postmoderní výzvě. Praha: Nakladatelství Lidové noviny, 2002, 177 s. ISBN 8071065048. info
  • HAVELKA, Miloš. Dějiny a smysl : obsahy, akcenty a posuny "české otázky", 1895-1985. Praha: Lidové noviny, 2001, 203 s. ISBN 8071064246. info
Teaching methods
Individual consultations focusing on historiographical aspects of the dissertation, online courses and lectures by important foreign experts, methodological guest seminars; focus on language and style of historical publications, guidelines for writing high quality sceintific reviews.
Assessment methods
Colloquium focused on verification of knowledge, especially methodological and conceptual questions, written exam according to recommended topics and topics of guest lectures, feedback on the required review.
Language of instruction
Further Comments
The course is taught each semester.
The course is also listed under the following terms Autumn 2021, Spring 2022, Autumn 2022, Spring 2023, Autumn 2023, Autumn 2024, Spring 2025.
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