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UE117 - Apocalypse now. Time, Historicity and Worlds After


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Description


Dernière modification : 4 juin 2024 17:06

Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Histoire
Page web
-
Langues
anglais
L’enseignement est uniquement dispensé dans cette langue.
Mots-clés
Histoire des idées Savoirs Temps/temporalité
Aires culturelles
Transnational/transfrontières
Intervenant·e·s
  • Alessandro Stanziani [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS - directeur de recherche, CNRS / Centre de recherches historiques (CRH), Groupe de recherche sur l'histoire de l'environnement (CRH-GRHEN)
  • Pablo Blitstein   maître de conférences, EHESS / Groupe d'études sur les historiographies modernes (CRH-GEHM)

While periodization—the partition of time into segments with a specific beginning and end—is integral to historical method, it cannot be dissociated from a wider reflection on a key issue: the relation between emic time (time as perceived by historical actors) and etic time (time as established by the scholar’s historical narrative). The relation between emic and etic times is an essential methodological question within human, social, and even natural sciences. In this seminar, we will come back to this question through a particular lens: the “end of times” or “apocalypses.” How do historical actors perceive it? What happens to historiographical narratives when actors talk about the future, as the “end” of time? How has such a vision of the future shaped narratives and periodizations?

By focusing on “ends of times” and “apocalypse,” we intend to discuss the tensions between time, temporalities and time horizons, both methodologically and empirically, in specific contexts. This year, we will examine these questions in three main areas: 1. political history—the history of revolutions; 2. religious history—the history of last judgements and revelations; and 3. natural history—the history of pandemics, cataclysms and disasters.

  • The first block will discuss the link between revolution and the end of time, starting with revolutions at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the Russian and Chinese revolutions.
  • The second block will consider perceptions of the end of time within some of the main religions, considering different takes on apocalyptic revelations,  universal floods, millenarianisms and messianic movements.
  • Finally, the third block will discuss natural disasters and epidemics, and will feature the controversies over geological eras (such as the Anthropocene) and collapsology.

The seminar will be held in English, in collaboration with the Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University (professor Barbara Mittler will be in charge) and will be open to students from both institutions.

 

Le programme détaillé n'est pas disponible.


Master


  • Séminaires de recherche – Histoire-Histoire du monde/histoire des mondes – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture
  • Séminaires de recherche – Histoire-Histoire et sciences sociales – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture
  • Séminaires de recherche – Savoirs en sociétés-Études environnementales – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture

Renseignements


Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques
-
Direction de travaux des étudiants

Les étudiants recevront les modalité de validation, notamment de rédaction du rendu final, au début du séminaire.

Réception des candidats

sur rdv

alessandro.stanziani@ehess.fr

pablo.blitstein@ehess.fr

Pré-requis

bon niveau anglais. le séminaire sera tenu exclusivement dans cette langue.

Dernière modification : 4 juin 2024 17:06

Type d'UE
Séminaires DE/MC
Disciplines
Histoire
Page web
-
Langues
anglais
L’enseignement est uniquement dispensé dans cette langue.
Mots-clés
Histoire des idées Savoirs Temps/temporalité
Aires culturelles
Transnational/transfrontières
Intervenant·e·s
  • Alessandro Stanziani [référent·e]   directeur d'études, EHESS - directeur de recherche, CNRS / Centre de recherches historiques (CRH), Groupe de recherche sur l'histoire de l'environnement (CRH-GRHEN)
  • Pablo Blitstein   maître de conférences, EHESS / Groupe d'études sur les historiographies modernes (CRH-GEHM)

While periodization—the partition of time into segments with a specific beginning and end—is integral to historical method, it cannot be dissociated from a wider reflection on a key issue: the relation between emic time (time as perceived by historical actors) and etic time (time as established by the scholar’s historical narrative). The relation between emic and etic times is an essential methodological question within human, social, and even natural sciences. In this seminar, we will come back to this question through a particular lens: the “end of times” or “apocalypses.” How do historical actors perceive it? What happens to historiographical narratives when actors talk about the future, as the “end” of time? How has such a vision of the future shaped narratives and periodizations?

By focusing on “ends of times” and “apocalypse,” we intend to discuss the tensions between time, temporalities and time horizons, both methodologically and empirically, in specific contexts. This year, we will examine these questions in three main areas: 1. political history—the history of revolutions; 2. religious history—the history of last judgements and revelations; and 3. natural history—the history of pandemics, cataclysms and disasters.

  • The first block will discuss the link between revolution and the end of time, starting with revolutions at the turn of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, including the Russian and Chinese revolutions.
  • The second block will consider perceptions of the end of time within some of the main religions, considering different takes on apocalyptic revelations,  universal floods, millenarianisms and messianic movements.
  • Finally, the third block will discuss natural disasters and epidemics, and will feature the controversies over geological eras (such as the Anthropocene) and collapsology.

The seminar will be held in English, in collaboration with the Center for Asian and Transcultural Studies at Heidelberg University (professor Barbara Mittler will be in charge) and will be open to students from both institutions.

 

Le programme détaillé n'est pas disponible.

  • Séminaires de recherche – Histoire-Histoire du monde/histoire des mondes – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture
  • Séminaires de recherche – Histoire-Histoire et sciences sociales – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture
  • Séminaires de recherche – Savoirs en sociétés-Études environnementales – M1/S1-M2/S3
    Suivi et validation – semestriel hebdomadaire = 6 ECTS
    MCC – contrôle continu, fiche de lecture
Contacts additionnels
-
Informations pratiques
-
Direction de travaux des étudiants

Les étudiants recevront les modalité de validation, notamment de rédaction du rendu final, au début du séminaire.

Réception des candidats

sur rdv

alessandro.stanziani@ehess.fr

pablo.blitstein@ehess.fr

Pré-requis

bon niveau anglais. le séminaire sera tenu exclusivement dans cette langue.

Planning en cours de validation.