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Lunch Lecture - Franz-Josef Brüggemeier


Paradigm Shifts in History

Prof. Dr. Dr. Franz-Josef Brüggemeier
Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg
Wirtschafts-, Sozial- und Umweltgeschichte
Internal Senior Fellow

Paradigm Shifts in History
Wann 04.02.2016
von 13:15 bis 14:00
Wo Universität Freiburg, KG I, Hörsaal 1015
Kontakttelefon +49 (0)761 203-97398
Teilnehmer öffentlich / open to public
Termin übernehmen vCal

In the field of history it is difficult to speak of paradigm shifts, which radically changed the discipline. However, over the last decades the historical sciences experienced several ‚turns’ beginning with social, gender and environmental history and moving on to cultural, pictorial, post-colonial, spatial and more recently material turns. Some of these turns had forerunners so that the changes they brought happened gradually, while others opened up completely new fields. In addition, new sources, new possibilities to use well known sources and new ways of cooperating with other disciplines also brought about major changes. These turns and developments greatly widened the areas of research, questions asked and methods used. Above all, they have given greater importance and new meanings to the concept of agency – thereby opening up new possibilities but also creating problems as the current material turn shows.

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