Archives and Sources of Modern and Contemporary History

Course Information
TitleΑρχεία και Πηγές της Νεότερης και Σύγχρονης Ιστορίας / Archives and Sources of Modern and Contemporary History
CodeΙΣΤ 701
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level2nd / Postgraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
Course ID600016067

Programme of Study: Historical Research

Registered students: 6
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
Neóterīs kai Sýnchronīs IstoríasCompulsory CourseWinter/Spring-15

Class Information
Academic Year2019 – 2020
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Weekly Hours3
Total Hours39
Class ID
Course Type 2011-2015
Knowledge Deepening / Consolidation
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction)
Learning Outcomes
Student are expected To be able to distinguish, discuss and choose different methodological approaches suitable for historical research and in particular to appreciate interdisciplinary approaches. To understand deeply the methodological problems related to the different categories of historical sources, archival, published, artifacts and oral testimonies. To be familiar with the principal Greek archives as well as the foreign, relevant to Modern and Contemporary Greek History. Be competent to choose the sources suitable for their research Be competent to schedule and handle an archival or other historical research.
General Competences
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Generate new research ideas
  • Design and manage projects
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
1. History, its sources and methods (B.Gounaris, co-ordinator) 2. Τhe use of archival testimonies/document (I.Mourelos) 3. The Press as historical source (I. Michailidis) 4. The use of memoirs and travellers' accounts (K. Hatzykiariakidis) 5. Oral testimonies as historical sources (G. Antoniou) 6. Video/audio archival collections and their treatment by historians (E. Manta) 7. Artifacts as sources of history (L. Gioka) 8. The Greek General State Archives (D. Papastamatiou) 9. The Diplomatic and Historical Archive of the Greek Foreign Ministry (I. Mourelos) 10. The USA and UK state archives (I. Stefanidis) 11. The French state archives (I. Mourelos) 12. The Balkan state archives (S.Sfetas) 13. Introduction to the Ottoman archives in Greece and abroad (Ph. Kotzageorgis)
sources, archives, methods, archival research, Press, memoirs, oral history, audio-visual testimonies
Educational Material Types
  • selected bibliography
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
powerpoint, video projector
Course Organization
Reading Assigment2107
Written assigments1204
Student Assessment
Every student will prepare one paper per week, 3-5 pages long, a review of books and/or articles. He/she is expected to answer relevant questions and present briefly his/her topic. They are also expected to reaserch in advance the topic of the forthcoming presentation, in order to be able to ask questions which will be evaluated.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Assignment (Formative)
  • Participation in discussions
Additional bibliography for study
1. E.H. Carr, Τί είναι ιστορία : σκέψεις για τη θεωρία της ιστορίας και τον ρόλο του ιστορικού Αθήνα : Πατάκης, 2015. D16.8.C3316 2015 2. M.Bloch, Απολογία για την Iστορία : Tο επάγγελμα του ιστορικού, Αθήνα : Εναλλακτικές Εκδόσεις, 1994. D13.B5616 1994 3. Jaques Le Goff, Πρέπει, αλήθεια, να κόβουμε την ιστορία σε φέτες ; Αθήνα: Angelus Novus, 2016 D13 .L44416 2016 4. C. Samaran, Ιστορία και μέθοδοί της, Αθήνα ΜΙΕΤ, τ.1, 1979. D16.S316 1988 5. R. Ruggiero, Που οδεύει η Iστορία : Aναζητήσεις της σύγχρονης ιστοριογραφίας Αθήνα : Ε.Μ.Ν.Ε.-Μνήμων, 1988. D13.R8416 1988 6. G. Iggers, Νέες κατευθύνσεις στην ευρωπαϊκή ιστοριογραφία, Αθήνα: Γνώση 1991, D13.I3516 1991 7. Marc Feroo, Τα ταμπού της ιστορίας, Αθήνα : Μεταίχμιο, 2003 D13.F4616 2003 8. Guy Thuillier, Οι ιστορικές σχολές, Αθήνα: Καρδαμίτσας, 1993 D13.5.F8T4816 1993 9. Peter Burke, Τι είναι πολιτισμική ιστορία; Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο, 2009 D13 .B78316 2009 10. Jean Peyrot, Η διδασκαλία της ιστορίας στην Ευρώπη Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο, 2002 D13.5.E85 E5716 2002. 11. Πέτρος Πιζάνια, Χρόνοι των ανθρώπων : Θεωρήσεις για την ιστορία Αθήνα: Αλεξάνδρεια 2002 D13 .P59 2002 12. Georg Iggers, Η ιστοριογραφία στον εικοστό αιώνα : από την επιστημονική αντικειμενικότητα στην πρόκληση του μεταμοντερνισμού Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 2006, D13.2 .I3416 2006
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