Undergraduate Course: Historical Skills and Methods I (HIST10426)
|School||School of History, Classics and Archaeology
||College||College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences
|Credit level (Normal year taken)||SCQF Level 10 (Year 3 Undergraduate)
||Availability||Not available to visiting students
|Summary||This 20-credit course provides students with an introduction to writing historiographically. It builds upon work done in the Introduction to Historiography and is designed to prepare students for the writing of a history dissertation.
Engaging with the changing historiography on any given subject is a critical skill for any historian. This course develops the skills which students have already attained in History courses at pre-Honours level, by encouraging students to gain greater familiarity with historiographical modes of writing, and showing how this contributes to the ways in which historians can frame and develop their investigations into the past.
Entry Requirements (not applicable to Visiting Students)
|| It is RECOMMENDED that students have passed
Introduction to Historiography (HIST08044)
||Other requirements|| From 2019/20 Introduction to Historiography will be compulsory.
However, please note that students on the degrees listed below will not require the compulsory pre-requisite 'Introduction to Historiography':
Economic History (MA Hons)
Economic History and Business (MA Hons)
Economic and Social History (MA Hons)
Politics and Economic and Social History (MA Hons)
Social Anthropology with Social History (MA Hons)
Geography and Economic and Social History (MA Hons)
Economics and Economic History (MA Hons)
PLEASE NOTE: The pre-requisite will still be compulsory for ALL OTHER DEGREE PROGRAMMES
Course Delivery Information
|Academic year 2021/22, Not available to visiting students (SS1)
|Learning and Teaching activities (Further Info)
Lecture Hours 1,
Seminar/Tutorial Hours 4,
Dissertation/Project Supervision Hours 2,
Programme Level Learning and Teaching Hours 4,
Directed Learning and Independent Learning Hours
|Assessment (Further Info)
|Additional Information (Assessment)
1,500 word Book/Article Review (25%)
3,500 word Essay (75%)
||Students will receive written feedback on their coursework, and will have the opportunity to discuss that feedback further with the Course Organiser during their published office hours or by appointment.
|No Exam Information
On completion of this course, the student will be able to:
- demonstrate skills in locating secondary sources;
- identify key works done by historians on a topic and construct a bibliography;
- assess historiographical developments and trends;
- demonstrate practical experience of writing historiographically as a stepping-stone to the Dissertation.
|Beck, Peter J. Presenting History: Past & Present. New York: Palgrave: 2012.|
Burke, Peter. What Is Cultural History? Cambridge: Polity, 2008.
Cheng, Eileen Ka-May. Historiography: An Introductory Guide. New York: Continuum: 2012.
Claus, Peter and John Marriott. History: An Introduction to Theory, Method and Practice. New York: Routledge, 2012.
Iggers, Georg, Edward Wang, and Supriya Mukherjee. A Global History of Modern Historiography. New York: Routledge, 2016.
Iggers, Georg. Historiography in the Twentieth Century. Middletown, Conn.: Wesleyan University Press, 1997.
Poppin, Jeremy D. From Herodotus to H-net: The Story of Historiography. Oxford: Oxford UP, 2015.
Wilson, Norman. History in Crisis. 3rd ed. New York: Pearson, 2013.
|Graduate Attributes and Skills
|Course organiser||Dr Benjamin Weinstein
Tel: (0131 6)50 3762
|Course secretary||Miss Lorna Berridge