Saint-Louis University - Bruxelles

HIST1319 - Seminar on history of the Modern Times (advanced level)

Credits : 6

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Mode of delivery :
Face-to-face , first and second term, 30 hours of theory.

Timetable :
First term
Monday from 15:45 to 17:45 at Ommegang Om421
Second term
Monday from 16:45 to 18:45
Monday from 08:30 to 10:30 at Ommegang Om421

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Learning outcomes :
This course aims at preparing the students for their upcoming master thesis through a personal piece of work that shows their capability to use, analyse and make a written synthesis of sources (published or unpublished).

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Course contents :
Each student is requested to address a specific aspect of a shared theme relating to the history of the Modern Times, more specifically the history of the ancient Southern Netherlands of the sixteenth to eighteenth century. The theme and the sources on which the research is based vary from year to year, but always relate to the field of political, institutional and legal history.

Planned learning activities and teaching methods :
Common and directed definition of the subject; bibliographical research and state of the question; practical (and supervised) implementation of palaeography and diplomacy; introduction to the critical edition of manuscript sources; analysis of documents; communal sessions during which we will discuss the method, specific issues and results.

Assessment methods and criteria :
The final written work will include, in addition to an in depth analysis and an exhaustive bibliography, a critical edition of sources appended to the work. The assessment also takes into account the oral presentation of the research results (mid-term).

Recommended or required reading :
The finalisation of the bibliography, starting from a lead provided by the professor, is an integral part of the students' work. The students will be invited to conduct some research in the Albert I Royal Library. Archive documents will be provided in the form of digital photographs.

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