02-04-0120-se How Scots Invented The Modern World. Narratives of Scottish Nationalism from William Wallace to Mark Renton

Veranstaltungsdetails

Lehrende: M. A. Volker Köhler

Veranstaltungsart: Seminar

Orga-Einheit: FB02 / Geschichte (Institut)

Anzeige im Stundenplan: Seminar NG 1

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Semesterwochenstunden: 2

Unterrichtssprache: Englisch

Min. | Max. Teilnehmerzahl: - | 25

Lehrinhalte:
„It’s shite being Scottish“ -  Mark Renton shouted this infamous phrase against the backdrop of a beautiful Highland scenery in the 1996 film „Trainspotting“, while carrying a plastic bag filled with cheap Scottish vodka. The scene encapsulates two dominating strands of Scottish identity and self-description: The notion of the romantic Highlands and the working-class heritage of Scotland’s industrialised Lowlands. The seminar will look at a variety of Scottish myths and images deriving from these two strands of identity over the last 300 years. We will encounter rebellions (from Braveheart to poll tax), drugs (from whisky to heroin), discoveries (from penicillin to microchips), and relationships (from England to Europe). At the same time, we will critically examine the role of professional historians in these narratives and “inventions of traditions” (Eric Hobsbawm), as well as discuss the politics of history, i.e. how modern Scottish nationalism came to be, and how to interpret contemporary movements towards independence.

The seminar will be conducted in English. You are welcome, even if you’re English isn’t perfect (neither is mine). The term paper (Hausarbeit) can be submitted in English or German.

 

Literature:

Anderson, Benedict: Imagined Communities. Reflections on the Origin and Spread of Nationalism, London 1991.

Brüggemeier, Franz-Josef: Europäische Geschichte im 20. Jahrhundert: Geschichte Großbritanniens im 20. Jahrhundert,  Munich 2010.

Colley, Linda: Britons. Forging the Nation 1707-1837, New Haven, Conn. 1992.

Devine, T.M.: The Scottish nation. 1700 - 2000, London 2000.

Devine, T. M.: Scotland's empire, 1600-1815. The origins of the global diaspora, London 2012.

Harvie, Christopher: No Gods and Precious Few Heroes. Twentieth-Century Scotland, Edinburgh 2000.

Herman, Arthur: How the Scots Invented the Modern World. The True Story of How Western Europe's Poorest Nation Created Our World & Everything in It, New York 2001.

Hobsbawm, Eric J./Ranger, Terence O. (eds.): The Invention of Tradition, Cambridge 192010.

Trevor-Roper, Hugh: The Invention of Scotland. Myth and History, New Haven, Conn. 2009.

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Datum Von Bis Raum Lehrende
1 Mo, 24. Apr. 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
2 Mo, 8. Mai 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
3 Mo, 15. Mai 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
4 Mo, 22. Mai 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
5 Mo, 29. Mai 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
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8 Mo, 26. Jun. 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
9 Mo, 3. Jul. 2017 09:50 11:30 S422/9 M. A. Volker Köhler
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Lehrende
M. A. Volker Köhler