58977-01 - Seminar: Global History of Capitalism: A Non-European Perspective 3 KP (ABGESAGT)

Semester Herbstsemester 2020
Angebotsmuster einmalig
Dozierende Koji Yamamoto (koji.yamamoto@unibas.ch, BeurteilerIn)
Inhalt The goal of this module is to take you to the frontiers of scholarship on the global and comparative history of capitalism, and to do so without assuming European history as the departure point, or without taking quantitative analysis as the standard method for comparison.
Accordingly, as one possible point of comparison, we shall focus on the role of government and its relationship with a variety of ‘stakeholders’ in the unfolding of economic development. We shall explore their complex entanglements first in Japan, moving westwards, to look into China, Mughal India, Ottoman Turkey and so on. This non-European take on global comparison is the second defining feature of this module.
Lernziele We will not assume prior knowledge of the history of regions such as Japan, China, India, Turkey, Africa and Europe, but we expect that you read widely, and absorb information and approaches effectively. The job of the module organizer is to guide you through reading and discussion so that you can acquire following skills. By the end of this module students taking this module should:

- Have the basic understanding of each region (or country) and how its economic past has been studied, most often using the European experience as the point of comparison.
- Build the confidence and skills needed to read a number of articles concurrently, and survey topics and fields that are relatively new to them.
- Acquire hands-on experience of comparative history, and have basic understanding of challenges of doing a ‘global history’
- Gain experience and build the confidence to discuss complex subjects in English (that may as well be a second or third language
Literatur James Belich et. al. (eds.), The Prospect of Global History (Oxford:
OUP, 2016) [useful and provocative collection of essays] Sebastian Conrad, What is Global History? (2016) [reflections over the field by an eminent practitioner].
Georges Duby, History Continues (1994) [French original 1991] [a wonderful primer for historical approaches and their evolution, told by an eminent French historian as a reflection of his own career] Larry Neal and Jeffrey G. Williamson (eds.), Cambridge History of Capitalism, Vol. 1: The Rise of Capitalism: From Ancient Greece to
1848 (Cambridge, 2014).
Bemerkungen Studierende, die zu Semesterbeginn noch nicht eingeschrieben sind, werden gebeten, sich an die Studienkoordination des Europainstitutes (master-eib@unibas.ch) zu wenden.
Weblink Europainstitut Basel


Unterrichtssprache Englisch
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Intervall wöchentlich
Datum 23.09.2020 – 09.12.2020

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Module Modul: Areas: aussereuropäisch (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Areas: Europa Global (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Areas: transnational - global (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Epochen der europäischen Geschichte: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Epochen der europäischen Geschichte: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte in globaler Perspektive )
Modul: Europäisierung und Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Modul: Neuere / Neueste Geschichte (Master Studienfach Geschichte)
Modul: Profil: Moderne (Master Studiengang Europäische Geschichte (Studienbeginn vor 01.08.2018))
Modul: Ungleichheit, Konflikt, Kultur (Master Studienfach Soziologie)
Vertiefungsmodul Global Europe: Handel und Unternehmen in der Globalisierung (Masterstudium: European Global Studies)
Leistungsüberprüfung Lehrveranst.-begleitend
Hinweise zur Leistungsüberprüfung Continuous assessment consisting of oral presentations, discussions and short written papers
An-/Abmeldung zur Leistungsüberprüfung Anmelden: Belegen; Abmelden: nicht erforderlich
Wiederholungsprüfung keine Wiederholungsprüfung
Skala 1-6 0,5
Wiederholtes Belegen nicht wiederholbar
Zuständige Fakultät Universität Basel
Anbietende Organisationseinheit Europainstitut