History, Trauma, Genocide

Eugene Lang College Lib Arts: History

Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Degree Students

History, Trauma, Genocide

Spring 2018

Taught By: Federico Finchelstein

Section: A

CRN: 5639

Credits: 4

The course is an introduction to how historians understand their own disciplinary past, especially with respect to historical trauma and radical violence. Topics include the role of extreme events such as the Holocaust and other recent genocides (in Africa and Latin America) in redefining the relation between history, trauma and genocide. Moreover, the course will address the key issue of “probing the limits of representation,” and will explore whether traumatic histories can be represented and examined in historical terms. The course focuses especially on works from Holocaust Studies, intellectual history, theory, and historiography, truth commissions, and modern Latin American, African and European history.

College: Eugene Lang College Lib Arts (LC)

Department: History (LHIS)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 18

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 8:29pm 6/24/2018

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday, Thursday

Times: 1:50pm - 3:30pm

Building: Johnson/Kaplan 66 West 12th

Room: 702

Date Range: 1/23/2018 - 5/10/2018