SEMINAR IN HISTORY SPECIALIZATION: HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE

Course Information
TitleΦΡΟΝΤΙΣΤΗΡΙΟ ΕΙΔΙΚΕΥΣΗΣ ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑΣ: ΙΣΤΟΡΙΑ ΜΕΣΑΙΩΝΙΚΗΣ ΕΥΡΩΠΗΣ / SEMINAR IN HISTORY SPECIALIZATION: HISTORY OF MEDIEVAL EUROPE
CodeΙΜΕ901
FacultyPhilosophy
SchoolHistory and Archaeology
Cycle / Level1st / Undergraduate
Teaching PeriodWinter/Spring
CommonNo
StatusActive
Course ID600019245

Programme of Study: PPS Tmīmatos Istorías kai Archaiologías 2020-2021

Registered students: 15
OrientationAttendance TypeSemesterYearECTS
ISTORIASYPOCΗREŌTIKO EIDIKEUSĪS FRONTISTĪRIOWinter/Spring-7

Class Information
Academic Year2023 – 2024
Class PeriodWinter
Faculty Instructors
Class ID
600244128
Course Type 2021
Skills Development
Course Type 2016-2020
  • Scientific Area
  • Skills Development
Course Type 2011-2015
Specific Foundation / Core
Mode of Delivery
  • Face to face
Digital Course Content
Language of Instruction
  • Greek (Instruction, Examination)
Prerequisites
General Prerequisites
It would be useful to the students to have attended the course IST 151 Introduction to Historical Studies.
Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the courses and a visit to Archives, students are expected a. to be familiar with the methodology of historical research, b. to recognize various kinds of sources, c. to use primary sources for the composition of a historical essay, as well as for the teaching of History, d. to be able to write a research plan, and d. to have basic knowledge of medieval paleography.
General Competences
  • Apply knowledge in practice
  • Retrieve, analyse and synthesise data and information, with the use of necessary technologies
  • Adapt to new situations
  • Make decisions
  • Work autonomously
  • Design and manage projects
  • Appreciate diversity and multiculturality
  • Be critical and self-critical
  • Advance free, creative and causative thinking
Course Content (Syllabus)
The course examines the primary sources to study medieval history and familiarize students with the most important auxiliary sciences of the aforementioned research field. Emphasis will be on paleography. Moreover, the course introduces students to the archival research (a visit to an archive is obligatory), and it presents methods of criticism of sources. Finally, the course deals with the composition and presentation of written assignments and familiarize students with the academic ethics of scholarly writing. Week #1 Basic concepts of the discipline of history. Week #2 Historiographical schools and currents. Theory in historical research. Week #3 Primary sources for the study of medieval history. The concept of archive. Familiarization with important archives and digital databases. Week #4 Paleography. Week #5 Paleography. Week #6 Paleography. Week #7 Critical analysis of primary sources. Research questions and analytical tools. Week #8 Critical analysis of primary sources. Research questions and analytical tools. Week #9 Kinds of secondary historical sources. Strategies of bibliographic search. Basic digital databases Week #10 Familiarization with important referencing styles Week #11 Strategies and techniques of historical research. Ethics in research. Week #12 Strategies and techniques of historical research. Ethics in research. Week #13 Visit to an archive.
Keywords
Historiography, sources, archives, bibliography, composition, palaeography, diplomatics, heraldry, numismatics, criticism, plagiarism
Educational Material Types
  • Notes
  • Multimedia
  • Book
Use of Information and Communication Technologies
Use of ICT
  • Use of ICT in Course Teaching
  • Use of ICT in Communication with Students
Description
Power-Point and the AUTH e-leaning platform will be used. Communication through emails.
Course Organization
ActivitiesWorkloadECTSIndividualTeamworkErasmus
Reading Assigment120
Tutorial33
Field trips and participation in conferences / seminars / activities6
Written assigments51
Total210
Student Assessment
Description
Evaluation (50%) depends on the quality of a written assignment (up to 3,500 words) based on secondary or/and published primary sources. The criteria for assessment include the bibliographical research, the critical approach to the sources used, the quality of writing and the proper and consistent use of a reference system. A manual for academic essay writing is available on the Department’s webpage. The second half of the evaluation score is based on invigilated written tests or other assingments.
Student Assessment methods
  • Written Exam with Short Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Exam with Extended Answer Questions (Summative)
  • Written Assignment (Summative)
Bibliography
Course Bibliography (Eudoxus)
1. Τούντα, Ελένη. Ιστορίες αγίων: Κοινότητες, χώρος και μνήμη στη μεσαιωνική Νότια Ιταλία (τέλη 9ου-αρχές 13ου αιώνα). Αθήνα: Ευρασία, 2020 [Εύδοξος 94700432] 2. Τούντα, Ελένη. Μεσαιωνικά κάτοπτρα εξουσίας. Ιστορικοί και αφηγήματα στο Νορμανδικό Ιταλικό Νότο. Αθήνα: Ευρασία, 2012. [Εύδοξος 94690931].
Additional bibliography for study
Bloch, Marc. Απολογία για την Ιστορία: Το επάγγελμα του ιστορικού. Αθήνα: Εναλλακτικές Εκδόσεις, 1994. Burke, Peter. Τι είναι πολιτισμική ιστορία; Αθήνα: Μεταίχμιο, 2008. Gaddis, John L. Το τοπίο της Ιστορίας: Πώς οι ιστορικοί χαρτογραφούν το παρελθόν. Αθήνα: Πεδίο, 2019. Iggers, Georg, E. Wang, S. Mukherjee. Παγκόσμια ιστορία της σύγχρονης ιστοριογραφίας, Αθήνα: Νεφέλη, 2015. Λιάκος, Αντώνης. Πως το παρελθόν γίνεται ιστορία; Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2007. Λιάκος, Αντώνης. Αποκάλυψη, Ουτοπία, Ιστορία: Οι μεταμορφώσεις της ιστορικής συνείδησης. Αθήνα: Πόλις, 2012.
Last Update
18-10-2023