Epistemology of History

Epistemology of History

Lectures: 30

Seminars: 30

Tutorials: 0

ECTS credit: 5

Lecturer(s): doc. dr. Kosi Jernej, prof. dr. Verginella Marta

The subject discusses the conditionality of historical research and opens up the theoretical background of individual historiographic issues; problematises the epistemological issues regarding the writing of history and the historian's study of the European past. In the seminar part of the subject the students try out in depth the independent reflection on individual historiographic grips (regressive method, indicative method, oral history, the use of photography as a historiographic source), and the writing of a national and ethnocentric history. In seminar form they independently problematise individual thematic groups (the public use of history, the relation between memory and history, the ratio between individual and collective memory, the ratio between history and memory).