02-04-0130-ue Macaulay on India

Veranstaltungsdetails

Lehrende: Dr. phil. Detlev Mares

Veranstaltungsart: Übung

Orga-Einheit: FB02 / Geschichte (Institut)

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Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: 5 | 15

Lehrinhalte:
Thomas Babington Macaulay was one of the foremost historians in the Victorian period, author of the best-selling "History of England". At the same time, he was an important colonial administrator, serving in India in the 1830s. During his time in office, he was instrumental in shaping the Indian education system, which - he argued - should transform the Indians into "English" gentlemen. Although he did not deal with colonial issues in his much-read "History of England", he wrote several essays on Indian history, produced memoranda in his capacity as a colonial official, wrote numerous letters from India and dealt with Indian matters in his journal. Thus, this course will deal with the history of British India in the mid-19th century from the perspective of a respected historian, influential colonial official and a writer widely admired for his elegant prose style. We will analyse his views of India and the Indians, look for potentials and shortcomings in his perspectives and discuss general problems of colonial rule, using Macaulay as a starting point. The main part of the course will be taken up with reading writings by Macaulay himself and with additional information on central aspects of the character of British rule in India in the final years of the ascendancy of the East India Company. - The course will be taught in English and is meant to offer students an opportunity to practice their language abilities in English academic discourse.

Literatur:
There is a huge amount of literature on Macaulay and on British India, e. g. works by Catherine Hall and Zareer Masani, extracts from which will be read in class. Among Macaulay's writings, pride of place will be given to his essays on Robert Clive and Warren Hastings, two EIC governors from the late 18th century. A second focus will be on Macaulay as an educationalist, centred around his influential "Minute on Education in India". His personal experiences in India will be covered by a selection from his letters from India, mostly directed to his family in England.

Voraussetzungen:
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Weitere Informationen:
Students are expected to actively participate in the class discussions and prepare a presentation on an aspect of the history of British India. The topics for the presentation will be announced in the first session of the course.

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Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mi, 13. Apr. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
2 Mi, 20. Apr. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
3 Mi, 27. Apr. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
4 Mi, 4. Mai 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
5 Mi, 11. Mai 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
6 Mi, 18. Mai 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
7 Mi, 25. Mai 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
8 Mi, 1. Jun. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
9 Mi, 15. Jun. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
10 Mi, 22. Jun. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
11 Mi, 29. Jun. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
12 Mi, 6. Jul. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
13 Mi, 13. Jul. 2016 09:50 11:30 S103/100 Dr. phil. Detlev Mares
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Lehrende
Dr. phil. Detlev Mares