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Proseminar: Multicultural Regions in Central and Eastern Europe: History, Memory, Myth


Dozent(in): Dr. Gaelle Fisher
Termin: Montag: 14:00 - 15:30, wöchentlich (ab 19.10.2015)
Gebäude/Raum: Gebäude D, Raum 1087a
Modulsignatur: GBac-01-LG / GBac-11-LG / GBac-12-LG / Bac-WBG-LG-PS / GGsHs-01-FW-LG / GRs-01-FW-LG / GRs-11-FW-LG / GRs-12-FW-LG / GGym-01-FW-LG-1 / GGym-11-FW-LG-1 / FB-GsHs-UF-Ges 05 / FB-Rs-UF-Ges 05 / FB-Gy-VF-Ges 05 / KuKBac-13-FE1 / KuKBac-14-FE2 / KuKBac-15-FE3 / KuKBac-16-MT/WP / KuKBac-17-FA/WP / KuKBac-18-FE/WP / KuKBac-19-PG1/WP / KuKBac-19-PG2/WP / KuKBac-19-PG3 / BacMuK11-E4-200: KuK-Modul2 / KuKBacWB-04-AB / BacG 01 Nr. 1, 2, 3 / BacG 06 Nr. 1, 2, 3 / WBG 01 / GyG 01 FW Nr. 1, 2, 3 / GyG 31 FWM Nr. 1 / GsHsG 01 FW Nr. 1,2,3 / GsHsG 31 FWM Nr. 1 / RsG 01 FW Nr. 1,2,3 / RsG 31 FWM Nr. 1 / FB-Gy-VF-Ges / FB-Rs-UF-Ges / FB-Gs-UF-Ges / FB-Hs-UF-Ges / BacKuK 13-FA Nr. 1,2,3 / BacKuK 18-FA Nr. 1,2,3 / WBKuK 01


Inhalt der Lehrveranstaltung:

Multiculturalism has fuelled endless debates in recent decades and continues to divide civil society and politicians to this day. At times it is upheld as a postmodern ideal and at others bedevilled as a threat to social cohesion. However it is worth asking how much is new about the phenomenon of multiculturalism as such. In regions such as Bohemia, Transylvania, Bukovina, Istria or Bosnia a mixture of ethnicities, religions and languages was the norm for centuries. Central and Eastern Europe can be seen as a “laboratory to understand multiculturalism” (Feitinger and Cohen).

This course sets out to identify a range of examples of multicultural regions, mainly belonging to what was once the Habsburg Empire and explore them in terms of their origins, history and legacy. It therefore provides an introduction to the history of the region of Central and Eastern Europe in the last two hundred years. Drawing on comparative, transnational and interdisciplinary approaches, the aim of this course is both to highlight the region’s historical specificity and question more widely held assumptions about the character of ethnic, cultural and national boundaries.


Vorkenntnis für die Lehrveranstaltung:

Good Command of English


Literatur zur Lehrveranstaltung:

Johannes Feitinger and Gary B. Cohen, eds., Understanding Multiculturalism: The Habsburg Central European Experience (New York, Oxford: Berghahn, 2014).

Richard J. W. Evans, Austria, Hungary and the Habsburgs: Central Europe ca. 1683 – 1867 (Oxford: Oxford University Press, 2006).


weitere Informationen zu der Lehrveranstaltung:

empfohlenes Studiensemester der Lehrveranstaltung: für alle Semester
Fachrichtung Lehrveranstaltung: Geschichte / Kunst-und Kulturgeschichte
Dauer der Lehrveranstaltung: keine Angabe
Typ der Lehrveranstaltung: PS - Proseminar
Leistungspunkte: 6
Semester: WS 2015/16