UHVHMBP001 Introduction to the study of history

Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Winter 2021
Extent and Intensity
2/2/0. 5 credit(s). Type of Completion: zk (examination).
Teacher(s)
doc. Mgr. Petr Kozák, Ph.D. (lecturer)
prof. PhDr. Jiří Knapík, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
doc. Mgr. Petr Kozák, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Mgr. David Radek, Ph.D. (seminar tutor)
Guaranteed by
doc. Mgr. Petr Kozák, Ph.D.
Institute of Historical Sciences - Faculty of Philosophy and Science in Opava
Timetable
Wed 14:45–16:20 M10
  • Timetable of Seminar Groups:
UHVHMBP001/A: Thu 9:45–11:20 M5, D. Radek
UHVHMBP001/B: Mon 9:45–11:20 M6, J. Knapík
UHVHMBP001/C: Wed 16:25–18:00 M10, P. Kozák
Prerequisites
Prerequisite for passing the exam, which takes place in written or oral form, is a credit from the seminar.
Course Enrolment Limitations
The course is also offered to the students of the fields other than those the course is directly associated with.
fields of study / plans the course is directly associated with
Course objectives
In a one-semester lecture series connected with the exercise, the student is acquainted with the development of the field, the main problems and methodological approaches in contemporary historiography. Attention is paid to the techniques of research work, collection and sorting of material, work with catalogs, bibliographies, encyclopedias. The student gets acquainted with Czech and foreign historical journals and historical institutions - scientific institutes, archives, museums, libraries. In the theoretical part, the student is also acquainted with the science of sources, criticism and interpretation of sources and methods of historical work.
Learning outcomes
After completing the course, the student will acquire a basic overview of the development of the field, get acquainted with technical terminology, current issues and methodological approaches in contemporary historiography. They will learn the basic principles of the work technique of historians - they will learn to search for information in libraries and archives, respectively in other memory institutions (heuristics). They will get acquainted with the science of sources, criticism and interpretation of sources and with methods of historical work. He will be able to design his own research and write a seminar or qualification thesis.
Syllabus
  • 1.-2. Historical science (subject of the field and outline of its history, position of Czech historical science, historical workplaces)
  • 3. Historical time and periodization
  • 4. Historical terminology and concepts
  • 5. Historical sources and literature, types of historical publications
  • 6. Heuristics (workflow, bibliography, manuals, catalogs)
  • 7.-8. Critique and interpretation of sources in the context of individual branches of historical science, methods of historian's work
  • 9. Professional magazines and information technology
  • 10. Archives and archive network (organization and uses)
  • 11. Museums and galleries (organization and uses)
  • 12. How to design your own research and write a seminar or qualification thesis
  • 13. Final summary
Literature
    required literature
  • Kolektiv autorů. Úvod do studia dějepisu. Díl I. II. Brno, 2014. info
  • Hroch, M. a kol. Úvod do studia dějepisu. Praha, 1985. info
    recommended literature
  • Kolmer,L. Geschichtstheorien. Zürich, 2007. info
  • Le Goff,J. Paměť a dějiny. Praha, 2007. info
  • Hlaváček, I., Kašpar, J., Nový, R. Vademecum pomocných věd historických. Praha 1988, 1992, 1997, 2002. Praha, 2006. info
  • Iggers, G. Dějepisectví ve 20. století. Od vědecké objektivity k postmoderní výzvě. Praha, 2002. info
  • Applebyová, J.-Huntová, L-Jacobová, M.:. Jak říkat pravdu o dějinách. Historie, věda, historie jako věda. Brno, 2002. info
  • Třeštík, D. Mysliti dějiny. Praha, 1999. info
  • Toynbee, A.:. Studium dějin. Praha, 1999. info
  • Bartoš, J. Úvod do metodiky historického bádání a nauky o pramenech. OLomouc, 1999. info
  • Eco, U. Jak napsat diplomovou práci. Olomouc, 1997. info
  • Kutnar, J. Přehled dějin českého a slovenského dějepisectví. Praha, 1997. info
  • Zwettler , O. a kol. Úvod do studia dějepisu. Brno, 1996. info
  • Gordoner, H. J. Problémy dějinného vědomí. Praha, 1994. info
  • Bůžek, V. a kol. Úvod do studia historie. České BUdějovice, 1994. info
  • Marek, J. O historismu a dějepisectví. Praha, 1992. info
  • Bartoš, J. Úvod do nauky o historických pramenech. Olomouc, 1992. info
  • Pekař, J. O smyslu českých dějin. Praha, 1990. info
  • Carr, E. Co je historie. Praha, 1967. info
  • Bloch, M. Obrana historie aneb historik a jeho řemeslo. Praha, 1967. info
  • Havránek,J. -Myška,M.-Paclík, J. Úvod do studia dějepisu. Praha, 1967. info
    not specified
  • Veyne. Jak se píšou dějiny. Červený Kostelec, 2010. ISBN 978-80-87378-26-7. info
Teaching methods
Theoretical and practical preparation (lecture, seminar), frontal teaching, work with literature and sources, discussion.
Assessment methods
Written test (or oral exam). Attendance at seminars (minimum 75%), presentation, active approach.
Language of instruction
Czech
Further comments (probably available only in Czech)
Study Materials
Teacher's information
Passing the written (or oral) exam.
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