Historiography I (HIST*6000) | College of Arts

Historiography I (HIST*6000)

Code and section: HIST*6000*01

Term: Fall 2021

Instructor: Peter Goddard


Course Format:  

HIST*6000 Fall 2021 is a remote synchronous format using the University-supported Microsoft Teams platform.  Class meetings will be held Microsoft Teams Wednesdays at 1:00 p.m.  Office hours can take place either on web platform or in person at MCKN 1014 at the University of Guelph or other location.

Course Description  

This course will introduce students to some of the essential components of the historical process. It will also assess history as a cognitive discipline in contemporary society.  In Fall 2021 we will carry out two fields of activity:  the first, a historical and trans-cultural examination of the role of History in different historical and spatial contexts; and second, an analysis of the evolution of modern and contemporary historical research, debate and controversy.  

Assignments & Evaluation:

Weekly reading blog contributions 20%
Book review 20%
Research Essay 50%
Discussion leadership 10%


Kramer, Lloyd and Sarah Maza, editors. A Companion to Western Historical Thought. Malden, Mass.: Blackwell Publishers, 2002.
How the Past was Used: Historical cultures, c. 750-2000
Peter Lambert and Björn Weiler
Print publication date: 2017
Print ISBN-13: 9780197266120
Published to British Academy Scholarship Online: January 2018
DOI: 10.5871/bacad/9780197266120.001.0001

**Please note:  This is a preliminary web course description only.  The department reserves the right to change without notice any information in this description.  The final, binding course outline will be distributed in the first class of the semester.**

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