Spring 2011

Proseminar in History: Writing the Past

Listed in: History, as HIST-99


Trent E. Maxey (Section 01)


This course offers an opportunity for history majors to reflect upon the practice of history. How do we claim to know anything about the past at all? How do historians construct the stories they tell about the past from the fragmentary remnants of former times? What is the connection of historians’ work to public memory? How do we judge the truth and value of these stories and memories? The course explores questions such as these through readings and case studies drawn from a variety of places and times. Two class meetings a week. Required of all history majors.

Not open to first-year students.  Fall semester: Professor Couvares. Spring semester: Professor Maxey.

Cost: $120.00 ?


2016-17: Offered in Fall 2016 and Spring 2017
Other years: Offered in Fall 2007, Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2017, Spring 2018