Vorlesungs­verzeichnis

EurAsian Transformations Doctoral Seminar

New Perspectives in the Philological, Historical and Cultural Studies of EuraAsia: Basic Methods and Interdisciplinary Approaches

420012 SE 2024S

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8.3.2024 12.00-13.30: Dachgeschoss, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
15.3.2024 11.00-14.00: Dachgeschoss, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
12.4.2024 11.00-14.00: Seminarraum E.06, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
26.4.2024 11.00-14.00: Seminarraum E.06, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
10.5.2024 11.00-14.00: Seminarraum E.06, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
24.5.2024 11.00-14.00: Seminarraum E.06, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien
14.6.2024 11.00-14.00: Seminarraum E.06, Apostelgasse 23, 1030 Wien

 

Ziele, Inhalte und Methode der Lehrveranstaltung

The course will be taught jointly by researchers from different institutions and research fields involved in the Cluster of Excellence "Transformations in Eurasia". Our project analyses the Eurasian landmass over the last three millennia in terms of empires, belief systems, written cultures, trade relations, conceptions of space and communication. We invite doctoral students from the full range of philological, historical, cultural or linguistic disciplines with a focus on one of these themes. The seminar will be based on the conceptual content and methodological approaches of the participants' doctoral research projects. In addition, we plan to present and critically discuss a range of current methodological issues, from working with primary sources to questions of cultural heritage. Ideally, by the end of the semester, students will have familiarized themselves with state-of-the-art methods in related disciplines and improved their own methodological techniques and approaches.

 

Art der Leistungskontrolle und erlaubte Hilfsmittel

Assessment and permitted materials

This seminar basically consists of presentation and discussion sessions based on readings during which participants will assume various roles. Besides regular and active class participation in all discussion sessions, students must complete the following assignments:

1. Oral presentation, including power point and possibly hand out of their own doctoral research project with a focus on the following questions
a) From which discipline do I come and what are the usual ways of approaching texts in this discipline? Are they useful and reflected?
b) What is my question to a certain text or textual corpus? What would I like to find out ("Erkenntnisziel")?
c) How much context do I need in order to address this question?
d) Which methodologies could be useful for my aim and how do I approach these contexts and texts?
2. Oral presentation (and written summary) of an assigned research article on methodology OR
3. Preparation and presentation of critical questions with regard to this research article.
4. In addition, every doctoral student must at least once assume the role of an ‘expert’ in a discussion session (ideally in relation to their own project).
5. At the end, oral presentation of one's own doctoral research project, focusing on how and in what ways the seminar has changed one's methodological thinking.

Units
8.3.2024 12.00-13.30: Introduction
15.3.2024 11.00-14.00: Presentation of doctoral projects
12.4.2024 11.00-14.00: Discussion of selected papers on methodology 26.4.2024 11.00-14.00: Discussion of selected papers on methodology 10.5.2024 11.00-14.00: Discussion of selected papers on methodology 24.5.2024 11.00-14.00: Discussion of selected papers on methodology 14.6.2024 11.00-14.00: Second presentation of doctoral projects

 

Literatur

Reading list will be announced during the course.

 

Prüfungsstoff

This is a competence- and research-oriented course with immanent examination.

 

Mindestanforderungen und Beurteilungsmaßstab

Minimum requirements and assessment criteria

The seminar is open to all doctoral students in the fields of philology, history or cultural studies whose topics concern the cultural, written or material heritage of some aspect of EurAsia in the last three millennia.

Requirements
- Regular and active participation
- Preparation and follow-up assignments
- Performing assignment roles 1, 4, 5 and 2 or 3 as described above at least once

Admission for Central European University and University of Innsbruck
Doctoral students from Central European University and University of Innsbruck are welcome to join. Information on the admission process can be found here:

For CEU:
https://acro.ceu.edu/ceustudentstouniwien

For Innsbruck University:
https://doktorat.univie.ac.at/doktoratsstudien/mitbelegung/