MA in Crisis and Historical Change

MA in Crisis and Historical Change
Crisis and Historical Change is an intensive one-year postgraduate program offering a Master’s degree (75 ECTS credits). It is organized by the Department of Social Anthropology and History, and was launched in 2015-16.

Crisis and Historical Change is an intensive one-year postgraduate program offering a Master’s degree (75 ECTS credits). It is organized by the Department of Social Anthropology and History, and was launched in 2015-16.

The Program provides a comprehensive review of the question of historical change in the major fields of human action, through concrete historical examples. At the same time, it trains students in the methodological tools and analytical approaches of contemporary historical research.

Students are required to attend five compulsory courses (three in the winter and two in the spring semester), each of which is awarded 10 ECTS credits:
• IAL-1 Theories of Historical Alteration
• IAL-2 Ruptures in Macro- and Microhistory
• IAL-3 Socio-economic Transformation
• IAL-4 Continuities and Discontinuities in Ideas
• IAL-5 Societies in Conflict

In the course of the spring semester, students are also required to conduct research on a historical topic and present a paper at a special academic workshop organized by the Program in June (10 ECTS credits).

Lastly, in order to earn their degree, students must deliver a Master’s Thesis of 10,000-15,000 words by September 30. The thesis is awarded 15 ECTS credits.

DIRECTOR 

Gara Eleni, Associate Professor

COORDINATING COMMITTEE
Smarnakis Ioannis, Lecturer (tenured)
Anastasiadis Vasilis, Professor
Bellas Christodoulos, Associate Professor
Iakovou Vicky, Assistant Professor (tenured)

Secretary

University Hill, Administration Building 81 100 Mitilini
Tel: +30 22510 36331
Email: historical-change@sa.aegean.gr

Timetable

Courses Offered

1st Semester

CHC-3 Socio-economic transformation: The crisis of the 17th century and the transformation of the Ottoman world
Gara Eleni
CHC-1 Theories of historical alteration: Crisis, critique and utopia
Βίκυ Ιακώβου
CHC-5 Ruptures in macro- and microhistory: War, Persecution, and Genocide in the European Past
Plakotos Giorgos & Hantzaroula Pothiti

2nd Semester

CHC-2 Ruptures in Macro- and Microhistory: The Byzantine world after 1204
Smarnakis Ioannis

Summer Term

Master’s thesis