H213 Gender in History
- Module Code:
- Year of study:
- Year 2 or Year 3
- Taught in:
- Term 1
- This Module is capped at 45 places
- Students enrol via the on-line Module Sign-up system. Students are advised of the timing of this process via email by the Dept. administrator
Objectives and learning outcomes of the module
LO1. Distinguish what makes a research question historical, identifying the strengths and weaknesses of different approaches to a problem and of the possibilities and limits of various kinds of sources.
LO2. Produce and refine such a question through the identification of, engagement with, and critique of existing historiography, using the conceptual tools of the module to reframe prior learning.
LO3. Integrate material from a variety of sources, both primary and secondary, in order to explore a research question and hypothesis.
LO4. Present the findings of the research in a way that demonstrates a capacity to think conceptually, while developing competency as a historian.
Scope and syllabus
Part 1 – Introduction to gender studies and history
Week 1: Introduction to gender in historical perspective
Week 2: Gendered writing, whose history?
Week 3: Historical figures from beggar to politician? Gender vs. Social solidarities
Week 4: Gender, leadership and social movements in history
Week 5: Theorising and performing masculinities, a historical topic?
Part 2 – Case studies
Week 6: Introduction to the historiography of gender in the region
Week 7: How gender (re)shapes political landscapes
Week 8: Gender, work and class
Week 9: Exploring gender between religion and the law
Week 10: The performance of desire: Gender, sexualities and emotions
Method of assessment
Written exam worth 50%, Research proposal for AS2, incorporating a literature discussion and preliminary bibliography of 500 words worth 10%, Short research paper of 2,500 words worth 40%