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Fall 2017-2018
HIS 567   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Topics in English History - Working with Early Modern Documents

Eleanor K. Hubbard

This research and writing course introduces students to working with archival documents. It is designed to expose students to a variety of early modern archival materials, especially manuscript (letters, state papers, parish registers, criminal proceedings, account books, legal depositions, etc.) and to explore how historians use different materials.

Sample reading list:
Keith Wrightson, Ralph Tailor's Summer
Eleanor Hubbard, City Women
Emmanuel Le Roy Ladurie, Montaillous: village occitan
Susan Whyman, Sociability and Power in Late Stuart England
Laurel Thatcher Ulrich, A Midwife's Tale: The Life of Martha Ballard
Alexandra Shepard, Accounting for Oneself
See instructor for complete list

Requirements/Grading:
Papers - 20%
Oral Presentation(s) - 15%
Term Paper(s) - 50%
Class/Precept Participation - 15%

Other Requirements:
Open to Graduate Students Only.

Other information:
In the first half of the course, we examine sets of documents in conjunction with related notable works of historiography. In the second half, students explore selected documents in more depth, writing a 20-page paper. Later class meetings focus on formulating research questions, organizing research and writing, and developing arguments.

Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21633 S01 9:00 am - 11:50 am W   Dickinson Hall   230   Enrolled:4 Limit:15