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Bernhard Schär: Catalogue data in Spring Semester 2019

Name Dr. Bernhard Schär
Institut für Geschichte
ETH Zürich, RZ G 25
Clausiusstrasse 59
8092 Zürich
Telephone+41 44 632 74 31
DepartmentHumanities, Social and Political Sciences

851-0101-63LFrom Colonisation to Globalisation. New Perspectives on The Global History of Switzerland3 credits2SB. Schär, P. Krauer
AbstractRecent research on Swiss history shows that even without colonies, the country was intensively interwoven with the imperial world of the 19th and 20th centuries overseas. Why was this so, what were the consequences at home and overseas and how does this change our knowledge of the globalised present? The seminar serves to discuss such questions using sources and recent studies.
ObjectiveIn this seminar you learn about different approaches to Switzerland's global history and how they differ.
You will learn to independently formulate a question, to seek answers based on the analysis of historical sources and to formulate them in combination with current research literature.
You shall also learn to reflect on how historical learning shapes and changes your understanding of the globalised present.