Vorlesungs- und Lehrendenverzeichnis

WiSe 2020/21

Womens history / feminist history / gender history

Louise Thatcher

PULS

This course is an exploration of different approaches historians have taken since the 1970s to three related fields: womens history - that is, uncovering the history of women, who were left out of a history traditionally understood as being about the actions of men feminist history, or thinking about history as a feminist project and gender history, which deals with gender as a category of historical analysis and as something that changes over time.
We will read historical case studies alongside feminist theory and reflections from historians on their methods, to better understand the tools available to historians and the contexts that they came from. We will also engage with a variety of primary source materials. Readings will cover a variety of themes, including histories of social and political movements, imperialism, migration, health, family, sexuality and everyday life.
Some of the questions this course takes up are: How have historians dealt with how gender intersects with race, class, sexuality and other social structures? What does it mean to talk about womens history while recognising differences between women? What sources and archives can be used to find traces of people who have been written out of history? How does looking for women and thinking about gender change our understanding of the past?

Literatur

Khatun, Samia. ‘The Book of Marriage: Histories of Muslim Women in Twentieth-Century Australia’. Gender & History 29, no. 1 (2017): 8–30.
Levine, Philippa, ed. Gender and Empire. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2004.
Morgan, Sue. The Feminist History Reader. London: Routledge, 2006.
Scott, Joan Wallach, ed. Feminism and History. Oxford: Oxford University Press, 1996.
Stryker, Susan. ‘Transgender History, Homonormativity, and Disciplinarity’. Radical History Review, no. 100 (2008).

Leistungspunkterwerb

Lehrperson: Louise Thatcher
Participation will involve regular reading responses and seminar discussion (online), and, where applicable, a final paper consisting of 15 pages.

Studiengänge und Module

LPSWSbenotet
B2 Geschichte 2011
  1062 
Proseminar , Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
2
2
nein
B2 Geschichte 2015
  222311 
Proseminar, GES_BA_008 Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
10
2
nein
BA Geschichte, Politik und Gesellschaft 2016
  222311 
Proseminar, GES_BA_008 Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
10
2
ja
BA Volkswirtschaftslehre 2019
  222311 
Proseminar, GES_BA_008 Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
10
2
nein
BL Geschichte 2011
  1062 
Proseminar Moderne, Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne
2
2
nein
BL Geschichte 2013
  220313 
Seminar (Proseminar), GES_BA_019 Basismodul Staat und Gesellschaft in der Moderne Lehramt
4
2
ja

Kontakt

Universität Potsdam
Philosophische Fakultät
Am Neuen Palais 10
14469 Potsdam

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