This unique course is based on cooperation between IES FSS and Robinson College, University of Cambridge. It offers both the inquiry into the newest thematic and methodological development of economic and social history and the teaching practice as is used at University of Cambridge.
The course is organized in five blocks in the framework of which the various topics of economic and social history will be discussed according to the research field of the invited lecturers. The topics as well as the list of compulsory reading will be announced in advance during the introductory lecture.
Schedule of Classes:
1. block: Introduction, Methodological Inquiry; Distribution of the texts for both the lectures and the seminars; Ass.Prof. A.Doležalová
Th 22/2/2018 12:30 - 13:50/ Room 314
2. block: Topic no. 1. Labor, Standard of Living and Occupational Structure
8 teaching hours divided into two lectures and two seminars (20/3-22/3); Dr. A.L. Ericson, Faculty of History, Robinson College, University of Cambridge
Tu 20/3/2018 18:30-19:50/ Room 314 British Economic History and its focus on employment and wages
We 21/3/2018 18:30 - 19:50/ Rom 109 The significance of occupational structure as a proxy for economic development
Th 22/3/2018 12:30 - 13:50/ Room 314 + 17:00-18:20/ Room 109 Development of economic history and economics over the 20th century+ Defining labor with a close study of women’s paid and unpaid labor across early modern Europe.
3. block: Brainstorming, 2 teaching hours; Ass. Prof. A.Doležalová
Th 29/3/2018 12:30 - 13:50/ Room 314
4. block: Topic no. 2: Women, Work, and the State
8 teaching hours divided into two lectures and two seminars (23/4-26/4); Dr.D.Thom, Faculty of History, Robinson College, Department of Sociology, University of Cambridge
Tu 24/4/2018 18:30-19:50/ Room 314 Women in the First World War in Britain
We 25/4/2018 18:30-19:50/ Rom 109 Women, work, and family in and after the Russian revolution
Th 26/4/2018 12:30-13:50/ Room 314 + 17:00-18:20/ Room 109 What contribution do women workers make to the war effort and what effect does it have on their working lives + How far does the RR transform women’s lives in the SU 1917-1936
5. block: Brainstorming and final discussion, 4 teaching hours; Ass.Prof. A.Doležalová
Th 10/5/2018 12:30 - 13:50/ Room 314
Th 17/5/2018 12:30 - 13:50/ Room 314
Total grade will depend on:
1) Activity and engagement in discussion during the lectures and seminars. The discussion will be based on compulsory reading (50% ).
2) Two papers, 2000 words each (2x25%)
The minimal amount of points required to pass the subject: 69%