Historiography and Historical Practice
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Level: Graduate
Division: The New School for Social Research
Department: Historical Studies
Course Number: GHIS 6133
Course Format: Seminar
Location: NYC campus
Permission Required: No
Historiography is the study of Historical Writing and Practice. It is an attempt to interrogate what constitutes history as a discipline and distinguishes it from other disciplines such as the social sciences and philosophy, both of which also study the past. The usual way of teaching historiography is to take an historical problem and examine the different ways in which historians have dealt with it. In this class the problem we will examine is the fall of Rome. This is probably the most interrogated problem in Western historiography and has generated a large number of historical masterpieces, based on political theory, Marxism, Foucault, feminism, climate change, cultural studies and many other approaches. We will read and discuss some of the most important of these.
Course Open to: Degree Students with Restrictions


Not open to Undergraduate students.