An open discussion on the long 19th century as a temporal concept – its values and limitations, its potential and dangers, whether its disappearance from historiography should encourage us to bring it back or to explore new temporal conceptualisations.
The discussions will be based on reading the following texts:
• Blackbourn, David. "Honey, I Shrunk German History." German Studies Association Newsletter 38, no. 2 (2013): 44–53.
• Hagemann, Karen, and Simone Lässig. Discussion Forum: The Vanishing Nineteenth Century in European History? Central European History 51, no. 4 (December 2018): 611–95.
• Marchand, Suzanne. "Embarrassed by the Nineteenth Century." In Consortium on Revolutionary Europe, 1750-1850: Selected Papers 2002, edited by Bernard Cook, Susan V. Nicassio, Michael F. Pavkovich, and Karl A. Roider Jr., 1–16. Florida State Univeristy: Institute on Napoleon and the French Revolution, 2004.
• Osterhammel, Jurgen, and Patrick Camiller. The Transformation of the World: A Global History of the Nineteenth Century. America in the World. Princeton University Press, 2014. (chapter 2 + 3)
• Penny, H. Glenn. The Fate of the Nineteenth Century in German Historiography. The Journal of Modern History 80, no. 1 (March 2008): 81–108.
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