Fall 2020

HIS 509: Roman Law
MWF 9:00 am - 9:50 am
Daniel Gargola

An historical introduction to the development of Roman law, from the Twelve Tables through the Codex Justinianus.

 

HIS 535: Russia in the 20th Century (meets with HIS 624)
TR 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Karen Petrone

This course examines the social, political and cultural history of 20th century Russia in depth, focusing on the social conditions that caused the Revolution, the formation of the Soviet Union and its decline.

 

HIS 556: British Empire 1322-1879

MWF 11:00 am - 11:50 am

Mark W Summers

This course covers the rise, fall, and rise of the British empire from its extension into Scotland and Ireland till the beginning of the age of "New Imperialism," explaining the means by which Britain came to dominate one-third of the globe, and its impact on the many cultures, economics, and geopolitical entities of the third world. It will further discuss how those cultures transformed Britain itself.

 

HIS 587: Civil Rights Movement in US since 1930
MWF 1:00 pm - 1:50 pm
Derrick Edward White

This course will focus on the struggle for African American equality in the U.S. during the mid twentieth century. It will examine key civil rights issues, events, strategies, leaders and organizations on both the local and national levels. Using historical documents and documentary film presentations this course will discuss the status of race relations in America over the past fifty years.

 

HIS 616: Paleography
W 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm
Abigail Firey

This course provides training in the skills needed to read the handwritten materials that constitute evidence for historical investigation of the production and circulation of information outside the medium of print. While the specific scripts to be studied will vary from semester to semester, depending upon whether the course is focused upon Latin paleography, Greek paleography, or vernacular paleographies, students will learn to read and transcribe manuscripts, to expand abbreviations appropriately, to recognize the chronological and geographical extent of particular scripts, to develop strategies for reading difficult scripts, to find the specialized reference works to assist them in studying handwritten materials, and to understand the historical arguments that have been constructed on the basis of analysis of scripts and the ?archaeology of the book.? The course also provides training in basic codicology and editorial techniques for establishing a text and recording variant readings.

 

HIS 624: Readings in Twentieth-Century European History (meets with HIS 535: Russia in 20th Century)
TR 11:00 am - 12:15 pm
Karen Petrone

 

HIS 700: Special Problems in History:

Race in History
700-001: T 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm -- Joseph Michael Clark

This seminar is about understanding race and its many functions across time and space. In readings and discussions, we will consider the differences between forms of race, color, ethnicity, prejudice, and discrimination as they have operated in a wide variety of contexts, from the early modern period to the modern, in societies in Africa, Europe, and the Americas. We will also consider race as a theory of history. Using race as a category of historical analysis, we will explore how historical actors use race to make claims, construct individual and collective identities, and organize political ideologies. Finally, we will examine the different approaches that historians have applied to race and the evolution of racial thinking in the field of history.


Digital History

700-002: W 2:00 pm - 4:30 pm -- Stephen R. Davis

 

Teaching History

700-004: Thursday 3:00 - 5:30 pm -- Emily C. Mokros
 

This course introduces methods and practices for teaching history at the college level. It combines attention to problems and challenges that graduate students face as teaching assistants at UK with broader discussions of teaching within the discipline and in alt-ac settings. Assignments are geared toward the development of a teaching portfolio. Advanced graduate students are welcome to sit in on sessions of interest.

Civil Rights Movement in US since 1930

700-005: MWF 1:00-1:50 (meets with History 587) -- Derrick Edward White

This course will focus on the struggle for African American equality in the U.S. during the mid twentieth century. It will examine key civil rights issues, events, strategies, leaders and organizations on both the local and national levels. Using historical documents and documentary film presentations this course will discuss the status of race relations in America over the past fifty years.

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