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New Trends in Intellectual History

  • Number of credits 7.5 Credits

About the course

Over the past few decades, research in intellectual history has undergone changes related to globalization, digitalization and the changing conditions of intellectual activity. Instead of Western or national frameworks scholars understand and approach intellectual history from a global or transnational perspective. Moreover, traditional concepts in intellectual history such as idea, context and culture have been reconsidered. The value of longer-term narratives, “deep history”, has once again been articulated. In this course, the participants will, through a series of seminars and assignments, discuss current literature in the field. The course also gives opportunities for participants to deepen their knowledge and understanding by focusing on a specific topic area or approach.

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