Spring 2023

Empires in Global History

Listed in: European Studies, as EUST-344  |  History, as HIST-344


Alexander Semyonov (Section 01)


Offered as HIST-344 [EU/TE/TR/TS] and EUST-344. Many see today’s world resembling some features of the world in the nineteenth century. Some powers today claim regional hegemony, attempt to pursue the course of supranationalism, and encounter the challenge of diversity. The course will explore the historical experience of the British, French, German, Habsburg, Ottoman, and Russian empires in the nineteenth century by focusing on how those imperial formations met the challenge of modernization and nationalism which included both accommodation of diversity and violent exclusion. Students will acquire the toolkit of comparative historical analysis and will focus on moments of interaction-entanglement of these imperial formations. Two meetings per week.

Spring semester. Professor Semyonov.

How to handle overenrollment: preference to History and EUST majors

Students who enroll in this course will likely encounter and be expected to engage in the following intellectual skills, modes of learning, and assessment: Close analysis of historical evidence, which will include written documents, images, films, and maps from the historical period under study. Exploration of scholarly, methodological, and theoretical debates about historical topics. Exploration of methodological and theoretical debates about the writing of historical scholarship. Extensive reading, several argumentative papers, intensive in-class discussions. History majors may elect to write a 20-25 page research paper to satisfy the major research paper requirement. This paper would require independent research, including the framing of a research question, identification and analysis of relevant primary and secondary sources.

EUST 344 - LEC

Section 01
M 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM FAYE 217
W 8:30 AM - 9:50 AM FAYE 217


Other years: Offered in Spring 2016, Spring 2023, Fall 2023, Spring 2025