Historical method

Course Code :1003FLWGES
Study domain:History
Academic year:2020-2021
Semester:1st semester
Contact hours:45
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: No contract restriction
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 1st semester
Lecturer(s)Peter Stabel
Gerrit Verhoeven
Reinoud Vermoesen
Lith Lefranc

3. Course contents *


A. Propedeuse: prepratory couse 


-Week 1: historisch essay , an introduction


-Week 2 Search strategies (blackboard tutorial)


B. Sources  (weeks 3-7)


-Week 3: What is history?

-diversity of historical research (Blackboard)

-Seminar: the use of history (M. Reynebeau, , texts on blackboard)


-Week 4: source types

Seminar: analysis of an article in a newspaper/magazine


-Week 5 source analysis

Seminar : audio-visual sources


-Week 6 source analysis

Seminar: archaeological sources


C Historical arguments


-Week 7 Sources and works

Archives and libraries



-Week 8 confrontation sources - facts


-Week 9 Historical actors and their motivation / interdisciplinarity

Seminar: The Annales, interviews Georges Duby and Jacques Le Goff


D. Onderwerpencluster: historical synthesis and historical knowledge


-Week 10 The instrument of the historian : Time


-Week 11 causalities