Tallinn, Estonia

Transnational Intellectual History: Comparative Methods

when 11 July 2022 - 15 July 2022
language English
duration 1 week
credits 6 EC
fee EUR 50

The course outlines, discusses, and evaluates the methods for studying intellectual history transnationally. It focuses on the inter-relationship between political, cultural, and intellectual history, and the transference and re-signification of ideas. We ask how best to study the circulation of knowledge, and the reasons for integration, rejection – or ignorance of – certain lines of thought transnationally. We also look at how disciplines like philosophy, semiotics, politics, literary studies, translation studies, etc. can provide tools for intellectual historians. The course addresses general methodological issues and compares the insights of different approaches, yet is also strongly based on historical case studies and tailored to students’ on-going research.

Course leader

Dr. Piret Peiker

Target group

PhD students and dedicated MA students whose postgraduate research focuses on, or draws upon, intellectual history.

Course aim

The course gives the students the opportunity to present their own study projects and problems, and to receive feedback in seminars, one-to-one tutorials, and through essay evaluation. The course also strongly promotes and encourages informal communication and exploration of ideas among the participants.

Fee info

EUR 50: Course participants are provided free Tallinn University Dormitory double room accommodation for up to 7 nights.

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