P05
Teaching historical-ethnological approaches to the past

Convenors:
Michaela Fenske (Universität Würzburg)
Pauliina Latvala-Harvilahti (The Finnish Literature Society)
Location:
Ülikooli 16, 215
Start time:
1 July, 2013 at 10:30
Session slots:
3

Short abstract:

The Working Group on Historical Approaches in Cultural Analysis invites its members and interested colleagues to reflect on teaching methods and contents in historical-ethnological approaches. The panel aims for an exchange of knowledge, experiences, ideas and concepts.

Long abstract:

The Working Group on Historical Approaches in Cultural Analysis invites its members and interested colleagues from a variety of disciplines and working contexts - including Cultural Anthropology, Ethnology, Folklore Studies, Cultural Heritage Studies, History, and Cultural Geography - to reflect our teaching contents and methods in historical-ethnological approaches. How do we teach our students the study of everyday life in the past? Which methods and approaches in historical analysis are important for a solid historical orientation, and how do we communicate them to students? Which knowledge is circulating in this context, which information, values and images are or should be important for us? Which topics do we prefer? We call for presentations that propose useful ways of teaching and solutions for methodological problems, raise theoretical and practical questions in generating curricula or/and discuss values and other ethical questions linked with the topic. The panel aims to bring together different teaching cultures and traditions and to discuss the application of methods and attitudes in a variety of fields like palaeography, heuristics, hermeneutics, so called "fieldwork in archives", and oral history. The panel aims for an international and interdisciplinary exchange of knowledge, experiences, ideas and concepts.