HIS 1. European Colonialism in the Middle East, 1850s to 1950s

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- Historie, KA-2022, ét-faglig, lektionskatalog efterår 2024
Historie, KA-2022, to-faglig, lektionskatalog efterår 2024
Historie, KA-sidefag-2022, lektionskatalog efterår 2024
Historie, BA, lektionskatalog efterår 2024

HIS 1. European Colonialism in the Middle East, 1850s to 1950s

This course is not a history of the Middle East. Rather, this course examines the history of political, military, economic, and cultural intervention by European imperial powers – primarily Britain, France, and Germany – and its enduring impact on the region.

The modern Middle East cannot be fully comprehended without considering the context of European colonialism in the 19th and 20th centuries. From contested borders and interstate disputes to languages, cultures, and inequities in wealth and geopolitical power, the lasting effects of imperialism are palpable across the region.

Spanning from the construction of the Suez Canal in 1859 to the ‘Suez Crisis’ of 1956, this course will delve into the interaction between European nations and the Ottoman Empire, the pivotal moment of the First World War, the interwar League of Nations mandates, the Second World War, and the subsequent Arab-Israeli conflicts. We will trace the impact of events at the ‘periphery’ of Europe back to people and societies in ‘the West’ itself.

The aim is to comprehend European imperialism on its own terms at a theoretical level while balancing the specificities of regional history with the singularity of human experience. To achieve this, the course combines the analysis of large-scale processes that shaped the modern Middle East with the exploration of concrete case studies. Ultimately, this course will provide insights into the origins of current debates about the relationship between the Middle East and ‘the West’, knowledge production, and colonial heritage. It will expose students to one of the most innovative fields of current historical research and allow them to engage more deeply with concepts of nationalism, imperialism, ‘Orientalism’, and racism from a variety of perspectives.

Education

MA-Area 1: Academic Writing with Focus on Research Discussion (HHIK03891E)
[Kandidatuddannelsen i historie, 2022-ordningen]

MA-Area 1: Academic Writing with Focus on Research Discussion (HHIK03891E)
[Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i historie, 2022-ordningen]

MA-Area 7: Historical Area with Focus on Research Discussion (HHIK03971E) [kun for studerende, hvis centrale fag hører under et andet hovedområde end humaniora]
[Kandidatdelen af sidefaget i historie, 2022-ordningen]

MA-Area 7: Historical Area with Focus on Research Discussion (HHIK13971E)
[Kandidattilvalg i historie, 2022-ordningen]

Historical Theme 1 (HHIB10211E) [kun for studerende med grundfag i Historie]
[Bachelortilvalg i historie, 2022-ordningen]

- William L. Cleveland & Martin Bunton: A History of the Modern Middle East. London: Routledge, 2024.
- Jürgen Osterhammel: Colonialism: A Theoretical Overview. Princeton: Markus Wiener, 2005.

 

Kun studerende med grundfag i Historie kan anvende dette kursus som Bachelortilvalg.

This Master’s course is open for international Bachelor’s students, but requires at least the equivalent to 45 ECTS passed within history. Questions regarding course registration should be directed to visitingstudents@hum.ku.dk

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Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Peer feedback (Students give each other feedback)

Single subject courses (day)

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 56
  • Preparation
  • 203
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • English
  • 388,5

Kursusinformation

Language
English
Course number
HHIK04112U
ECTS
15 ECTS
Programme level
Full Degree Master
Bachelor choice
Full Degree Master choice
Master’s minor subject
Duration

1 semester

Placement
Autumn
Price

Dette er et dagkursus via tompladsordningen mod betaling på Åbent Universitet. Tilmeld dig og se aktuel prisoversigt på  denne side.

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Studyboard
Study Board of Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting department
  • SAXO-Institute - Archaeology, Ethnology, Greek & Latin, History
Contracting faculty
  • Faculty of Humanities
Course Coordinator
  • Daniel Steinbach   (9-7677686c716564666b436b7870316e7831676e)
Saved on the 10-05-2024

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