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HIST7010 Graduate Seminar on Historiography (Required course for the PhD Programme)

Semester 1 (2021-2022)

Lecture TimeFriday 4:30pm - 7:15pm

VenueLHC 106

LanguagePutonghua/
English

Lecturer PUK Wing Kin (3943 7062 / wkpuk@cuhk.edu.hk)

Teaching Assistant Yu Wing Yun Verna (1155119409@link.cuhk.edu.hk)

Course Description

This is a mandatory course designed for the first year research postgraduate students of the History Department. The goal is to prepare the students with a wide-range knowledge of modern historiography. Through a series of lectures by invited scholars, the students could have the chance to learn and appreciate various approaches to the study of history.

At the lectures, the speakers will share with students their research experience and present their research projects or findings in class focusing on research methodologies, approaches, and issues related to historiography, i.e., the writing of history based on the critical use of sources, the selection of particulars from the sources and the synthesis of particulars that will demonstrate the author’s historian’s crafts, other techniques of inquiry and investigation, or writing skills. 

Syllabus

 

Date

Speaker/Topic

Language

10/9/2021

Stuart McManus, Transnational History as Methodology

English

17/9/2021

Ian Morley, “Understanding the Life of a Research Student: Developing the Skill of History Teaching

English

24/9/2021

Noah Shusterman, Some Notes and One Case Study on Publishing in English-Language History Journals

English

8/10/2021

James Morton, Stories from the Margins: Textual Sources as Material Culture

English

15/10/2021

謝偉傑,探尋古代中國的暴力世界——求學路上的一些反思與分享

Putonghua

22/10/2021

張曉宇,學究與秀才:芻議研究生讀書的內緣與外緣

Putonghua

29/10/2021

Rowena He, My Journey Home: Scholar, Educator, and Public Intellectual 

歸家之路:研究、教學與公共關懷

English and Putonghua

5/11/2021

陸志鴻,鴉片戰爭再詮釋

Putonghua

12/11/2021

賀喜,文獻與田野: 《浮生》小記

Putonghua

19/11/2021

卜永堅,我如何在《東吳歷史學報》出版有關周茂蘭血疏貼黃題跋藁的論文

Putonghua

26/11/2021

潘淑華,不懂游泳的人為何會研究中國游泳史?《閒暇、身體與政治:近代中國游泳文化》的寫作過程

Putonghua

3/12/2021

林永昌,  (Topic title to be confirmed)

Putonghua

 

 

Assessment & Assignments

(1)    Participation 20%: Each student needs to attend at least 10 lectures, this attendance will count for 20% of the total marks.

(2)    Assignment 80%: Students should choose two lectures from the course and write one research essay for each, of no less than 3,000 words (including footnotes).  These will be graded by the course coordinator.  The two essays will count for 80% of the total marks (40%x2).

Honesty in Academic Work

Attention is drawn to University policy and regulations on honesty in academic work, and to the disciplinary guidelines and procedures applicable to breaches of such policy and regulations. Details may be found at http://www.cuhk.edu.hk/policy/academichonesty/.

With each assignment, students will be required to submit a signed declaration that they are aware of these policies, regulations, guidelines and procedures.

  • In the case of group projects, all members of the group should be asked to sign the declaration, each of whom is responsible and liable to disciplinary actions, irrespective of whether he/she has signed the declaration and whether he/she has contributed, directly or indirectly, to the problematic contents.
  • For assignments in the form of a computer-generated document that is principally text-based and submitted via VeriGuide, the statement, in the form of a receipt, will be issued by the system upon students’ uploading of the soft copy of the assignment.

Assignments without the properly signed declaration will not be graded by teachers.

Only the final version of the assignment should be submitted via VeriGuide.

The submission of a piece of work, or a part of a piece of work, for more than one purpose (e.g. to satisfy the requirements in two different courses) without declaration to this effect shall be regarded as having committed undeclared multiple submissions. It is common and acceptable to reuse a turn of phrase or a sentence or two from one’s own work; but wholesale reuse is problematic. In any case, agreement from the course teacher(s) concerned should be obtained prior to the submission of the piece of work.

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