Nationalism ja Transnational History
Course code
old course code
Course title in Estonian
Rahvuslus ja rahvusteülene ajalugu
Course title in English
Nationalism ja Transnational History
ECTS credits
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lecturer of 2023/2024 Spring semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
lecturer of 2024/2025 Autumn semester
Not opened for teaching. Click the study programme link below to see the nominal division schedule.
Course aims
The aim of the course is to create an opportunity for students to acquire a broad knowledge of the meaning and interpretation of the terms nationalism and nationality, including the earlier use of the term nation, the formation of national stereotypes, constructive interpretations of nationalism and the latest transnationalist trends.
To acquire a broad-based knowledge of the methods, topics and possibilities of transnational history writing.
Brief description of the course
The seminar discusses of the sources, historical writing so far and theoretical conceptsion, analyzes the national historical or transnational potential of Estonian and Baltic German historical and cultural history; the various possibilities of transnational historical writing are examined and the possible topics of transnational historical writing and their perspectives in Baltic historical writing are considered. Students prepare a text for each meeting. The materials of the seminar are prepared by the lecturer. After the presentation, the student must lead a discussion on the topic.
Learning outcomes in the course
Upon completing the course the student:
- participates in thematic discussions in seminars;
- is able to describe relevant sources and interpret them accordingly;
- is able to point out the main sections of the chosen topic and present them orally;
- is able to define nationalism, transnational history, comparative history and integrated history;
- knows other possibilities of writing transnational history (Marxist history, history of relations, history of cultural transfers, colonial history, environmental history, history of gender, etc.);
- is able to place transnational historical writing in the respective political, regional and historical context.
Kristo Nurmis