Historiography and Historical Methodology

Course NameHistoriography and Historical Methodology
Course CodeHIS382 / HIS682
DescriptionIn the beginning of the course, the students will be introduced to the most important achievements of ancient Greek, Roman and medieval historiography and historiography of Renaissance, Humanism and Baroque periods. The main focus of this course will be on the historiography from the period of Enlightenment to the present. We will examine the development of history as a scholarly discipline, main personalities of historical science and their academic contribution, and will analyze the work with historical sources within the political, social and cultural context. Attention will also be paid to the main societal discussions in which the historians participated and participate, and to the relationship between interpretation of history and responsibility of historians in the sphere of historical consciousness, national identity and concepts and conducts of policy and politics.
Learning OutcomesUpon completion of this course, students will be able to:
– Comprehend and have a clear understanding of the key developmental phases of historical research from the ancient times to the present;
– Understand historical development of historiography as an academic discipline including theories and methodologies of historical writing;
– Know the selected outstanding personalities, works and trends in historiography;
– Understand the responsibility of a historian in formation of national identity and use and misuse of historiography for political programs.
SchoolSchool of Humanities & Social Sciences
LevelBachelor / Master
Number of credits (US / ECTS)3 US / 6 ECTS
PrerequisitesHIS122 / HIS600