Harald Fischer-Tiné: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019
|Prof. Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné
|The History of the Modern World
Institut für Geschichte
ETH Zürich, RZ G 24
|+41 44 632 69 15
|Humanities, Social and Political Sciences
|The Rise of an Asian Giant: Introduction to the History of Modern India (c. 1600-2000)
|The lecture offers a survey of the historical trajectories taken by the countries of the Indian subcontinent from the 17th century to the turn of the 21st century. The thematic foci include, but are not limited, to an examination of the question whether or or not there was a pre-European South Asian modernity.
|Through this course students are acquainted with the history of one of the most important world regions. The objective is not only to introduce participants to a richly diverse civilization, they are also encouraged to look at interrelations and make comparisons with the West. Through this approach their knowledge of European history is contextualised in a global framework while simultaneously their intercultural sensitivity is being trained.
|History Part One: Europe (The Cradle of Modernity, Britain, 1789-1914)
|A range of fundamental processes have transformed European societies in the course of the 19th and the 20th centuries. This lecture series asks whether one single model of modernization prevailed on the 'Old Continent' or whether we need to differenciate regionally. A special focus lies on the Swiss experience.
|At the end of this lecture course, students can: (a) highlight the most important changes in the "long nineteenth century" in Europe (b) explain their long-term effects; and (c) relate these changes to global developments today.
|The thematic foci include: Industrialization on the British Isles, urban growth in Switzerland, the difficult road to democracy in Germany, and French individualism.
|Power Point Slides and references will be made available in digital form during the course of the semester.
|Mandatory and further reading will be listed on the course plan that is made available as from the first session.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|This lecture series does not build upon specific previous knowledge by the students.
|Research Colloquium. Extra-European History and Global History (HS 2019)
For PhD and postdoctoral students. Master students are welcome.
|H. Fischer-Tiné, M. Dusinberre
|The fortnightly colloquium provides a forum for PhD students and postdoctoral researchers to present and discuss their current work. Half of the slots are reserved for presentations by invited external scholars.
|PhD students will have an opportunity to improve their presentation skills and obtain an important chance to receive feedback both from peers and more advanced scholars.
|Prerequisites / Notice
|Information about dates and program