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  • HIS 335LEC Culture, Memory and the Uses of the Past
    Lecture

    History is not something that simply happened but is produced, crafted and contested in different ways throughout the world. Such variety reflects different methods of recording and remembering the past, and different ways of organizing the past to make it culturally sensible. This course explores how the past is produced, who its practitioners are, and what counts as evidence and proof. Above all we consider how the past is utilized toward a range of aims that make it capable of speaking to what matters in the present. Our examination will extend from state archives and other written sources such as letters and diaries, to monuments, photographs and paths through the forest. Each source reflects different notions of a usable past, and differen cultural and political reasons why a particular past is worth remembering. At every stage of the course we will ask how the past matters, we will examine the ways it is represented, and we will probe how claims about it imply different stakes and satisfy different ends. EAR

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Fall
  • HIS 335LEC The American Jewish Experience: History, Social Justice, and the Counter Culture
    Lecture

    During the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, many Jews who fled persecution in Europe immigrated to America. By the 1950s, the United States became home to the largest Jewish community in modern history. In this course, we will explore the ways in which life in a liberal political and capitalist economic order shaped the Jewish experience in America, and how Jews, in turn, came to influence American culture, politics, and society. This course is the same as JDS 335, and course repeat rules will apply. Students should consult with their major department regarding any restrictions on their degree requirements. USH

    Credits: 3
    Grading: Graded (GRD)
    Typically Offered: Varies
 
Published: Sep 13, 2021 15:02:55