Microhistory. Examines methods of micro-historical analysis, focusing on distinctive practices that define this popular form of history writing, including how to reduce the scale of analysis; interpreting clues as a “scientific paradigm”; treating culture as action; using historical contexts and theories; identifying historical actors; and crafting historical narratives. For advanced undergraduates, graduate students from any field interested in micro-analysis, historical theory and method and story-telling. Requirements include short essays and major research paper based on primary sources from any field or period of history. One course.
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