This course is accessible for students in the HAC track.
This course is offered in the form of a literature seminar surveying the current discourse on the history of Southeast Asia. A variety of approaches is covered by discussing authoritative texts concerning the pre-modern, colonial and post-colonial periods. Particular attention is given to the historiography of nation-building in Indonesia. Students take turns in briefly introducing the texts in class and choose a specific topic for individual research resulting in an essay of about 6,000 words.
Participants will gain a thorough understanding of the current discourse on history in Southeast Asia and are trained in critically examining key texts. Both oral and written presentations are required.
Mode of instruction
- Performance in class (1/3)
- Final essay (2/3)
Reading assignments will be announced at the first meeting.
Registration via uSis is obligatory.