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Topics in Modern European History II

Wenceslas square, Prague, October, 1918
Wenceslas square, Prague, October, 1918

This course addresses new directions in the writing of modern European history. Organized thematically and spanning the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the syllabus samples recently published works in cultural, legal, intellectual, political, economic, queer, and environmental history. We devote particular attention to the way Europe has been conceptualized as a field of study, attending to the turn among contemporary scholars towards central and eastern Europe and the embrace of global and international frames. Topics covered range from histories of food systems and cities to histories of the family, the nation, and the state. 

Department of History, Queen's University

49 Bader Lane, Watson Hall 212
Kingston ON K7L 3N6




Queen's University is situated on traditional Haudenosaunee and Anishinaabe territory.