Harald Fischer-Tiné: Catalogue data in Autumn Semester 2019

Name Prof. Dr. Harald Fischer-Tiné
FieldThe History of the Modern World
Institut für Geschichte
ETH Zürich, RZ G 24
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 69 15
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences
RelationshipFull Professor

851-0101-31LThe Rise of an Asian Giant: Introduction to the History of Modern India (c. 1600-2000)3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
AbstractThe 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.
ObjectiveThrough 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.
853-0725-00LHistory Part One: Europe (The Cradle of Modernity, Britain, 1789-1914) Information 3 credits2VH. Fischer-Tiné
AbstractA 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.
ObjectiveAt 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.
ContentThe thematic foci include: Industrialization on the British Isles, urban growth in Switzerland, the difficult road to democracy in Germany, and French individualism.
Lecture notesPower Point Slides and references will be made available in digital form during the course of the semester.
LiteratureMandatory and further reading will be listed on the course plan that is made available as from the first session.
Prerequisites / NoticeThis lecture series does not build upon specific previous knowledge by the students.
862-0078-08LResearch Colloquium. Extra-European History and Global History (HS 2019)
For PhD and postdoctoral students. Master students are welcome.
2 credits1KH. Fischer-Tiné, M. Dusinberre
AbstractThe 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.
ObjectivePhD 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 / NoticeInformation about dates and program