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Global History Dialogues - Einzelansicht

Veranstaltungsart Hauptseminar Veranstaltungsnummer
SWS 2 Semester SoSe 2023
Einrichtung Historisches Institut   Sprache englisch
Belegungsfrist 03.04.2023 - 10.05.2023

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Hauptseminar Di 08:00 bis 10:00 wöchentlich 18.04.2023 bis 25.07.2023 Prof. Dr. Rutar  

The Global History Dialogues is an applied history blended-learning course that employs online and offline teaching and learning environments to bring together Potsdam students with learners on different campuses around the world, through the Princeton Global History Lab (https://ghl.princeton.edu). The GHL currently brings together learners from more than twenty organizations around the world (for a list of the 2022-23 partners, see here https://ghl.princeton.edu/resources/worldwide-partnerships). Students are being trained in oral historical methods to conduct their own history research projects and discuss the results within the class, during a digital international student conference (for last year’s see https://ghl.princeton.edu/whats-happening/2022-border-crossing-conference) and as a blog post on https://globalhistorydialogues.org.

The overarching theme of the course is "Border-crossing and (im)mobilities". Students choose their specific research topics from their own surroundings, employing their local expertise in finding oral history interview partners to tell a story about border-crossing, with global history approaches as a methodological underpinning. The seminar sessions will take place in presence in Potsdam; an online learning platform is used to connect the Potsdam learners with the global parts of the course. The transnational, digital setup helps students not only to access the class discussions and to see topics from the perspectives of their diverse classmates, but also to problem-solve together and gain confidence and facility interacting in a digital and international environment.

Students will gain:

• The opportunity to conduct their own research project from research idea to presentation and publication

• Experience in project design and implementation

• Understanding of and skills in oral history research methods and research ethics

• Intercultural exchange of ideas and reflection about global history narratives 

For more information, please watch the short explainer video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Slw7kTNUyTY&feature=youtu.be by Professor Marcia Schenck, who designed this course. 

NB: To take this class, please send an email as soon as possible to Hendrik Geiling (hendrik.geiling@uni-potsdam.de) who will guide you through the process of signing onto the course platform.



Abrams, L. (2010). Oral History Theory. London, New York: Routledge.

De Blasio, D., Charles F. Ganzert, David H. Mould, Stephen H. Paschen, Howard L. Sacks, eds. (2009). Catching Stories: A Practical Guide to Oral History. Athens, OH: Swallow Press / Ohio. 

Yow, V. (1995).  "Ethics and Interpersonal Relationships in Oral History Research." The Oral History Review 22(1): 51-66.



Students are expected to write regular brief reading responses, design their own research project, undertake fieldwork and produce and present a paper at an international student conference. The final written paper will be of 20-25 pages length (depending on the relevant Studienordnung). The text to be potentially published on the history dialogues project website (https://globalhistorydialogues.org) will be tailored from the final paper.

Keine Einordnung ins Vorlesungsverzeichnis vorhanden. Veranstaltung ist aus dem Semester SoSe 2023 , Aktuelles Semester: WiSe 2023/24