This Subject Includes

  • Course No: HS 723
  • Course: Ph.D Programme
  • Semester: I
  • Title: Methods in Historical Research
  • Stream: History
  • Description:

    Foundation of empirical historical research; Marxism and historical research; annals tradition: towards total history; recent challenges to historical method: new cultural history, intellectual history, micro history, environmental history, oral history, history from below, people’s history, social history; world history or global history; body, gender and history.

  • Text:

    E.H. Carr, What is History? Penguin, 2005.^$^K. Jenkins, On ‘What is History?’ From Carr and Elton to Rorty and White, Routledge, 1995.^$^A. Marwick, The New Nature of History: Knowledge, Evidence, Language, Palgrave, 2001.^$^ F. Braudel, On History, University of Chicago Press, 1980.

  • Course References:

    H. White, Meta History: The Historical Imagination in the 19th century, John Hopkins University Press, 1985.^$^R. Collingwood, The Idea of History, OUP, 2005.^$^R. Young, White Mythologies, Routledge, 1991.^$^ H. Kaye, The British Marxist Historians, Polity, 1984.^$^ M. Bloch, The Historian’s Craft, Manchester University Press, 1954.^$^L. Kramer and S. Maza, A Companion to Western Historical Thought, Blackwell, 2006.