History of Everyday Life
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Argikultuuri ajalugu
Course title in English
History of Everyday Life
ECTS credits
Assessment form
lecturer of 2021/2022 Spring semester
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lecturer of 2022/2023 Autumn semester
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Course aims
To give core knowledge for familiarising oneself with the research problems, methods and references in the field of everyday life, to form a competency for describing and analysing the central topics in it.
Brief description of the course
The students are introduced to the main directions and the historiography of the history of everyday life. We look at the conceptualisation of everyday life through the prism of enlightenment and romanticism; also we study the main developments during the 20th and 21st century. We discuss the factors of continuity and recruitment of everyday life. The cultural universals and the main topics of everyday life (society, family, community, gender, spiritual and material culture) are discussed from the historical perspective, mainly in the context of the societal developments of the 19th and 20th century. The students acquire knowledge of the research methods in the area of everyday life.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- is familiar with and can characterise the main concepts of the history of everyday life, its methods and references;
- has acquired the main concepts utilised in the field of everyday life;
- is able to name and describe the central topics of the traditional folk culture and the contemporary everyday life culture, the researchers working in the field and their work;
- has got an overview of the literature in the field, is able to contribute to the discussion on the topics handled in the lectures and seminars.
Aivar Jürgenson, Marju Kõivupuu