Posts Tagged ‘Modernity’

On December 2nd, I will present a lecture within the framework of a series titled “New Research in History”.

In this series, which is directed specifically at highschool teachers and students aspiring to become teachers, fifteen historians from Freiburg University present the current ‘state of the art’ in their respective fields of expertise. They ask which current developments in the academic historical discipline are such that they deserve incorporation into the history curricula at the highschool level. How has our understanding of history changed and how may this be reflected in history teaching?

My lecture will be concerned with the origins of modernity in the so-called ‘Sattelzeit’ era. Its title is:

Anfang der Moderne. Die ‚Sattelzeit‘ (ca. 1750-1850) in atlantischer Perspektive

(The Onset of Modernity. The ‘Sattelzeit’ (ca. 1750-1850) in Atlantic Perspective)

For more information, click here.
For the series’ program, click here.


Addition (February 10, 2014)

The powerpoint file of this presentation has been made available through the website and may be found here.

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After a long publishing process, an article I wrote in 2010 has now been published in Moderne: Kulturwissenschaftliches Jahrbuch. In it, I survey the analytical strengths and weaknesses of Reinhart Koselleck’s theorem of temporalization for empirical research in the humanities. Considering it’s origins in modernization theory and giving it’s various critics due attention, I argue that the concept – in an updated, more pluralized form – may still be fruitfully applied in historiographical research.

The volume may be purchased here.

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