Faculty of Arts
|Faculty||Faculty of Arts|
|Organisational Unit||Australian Centre for Jewish Civilisation|
|Offered||Not offered in 2013|
|Coordinator(s)||Dr Karen Auerbach|
Previously coded HSY3560
This unit focuses on Jewish society from the eighteenth century to the opening decades of the twentieth century. This period witnessed widespread political, economic and social changes throughout the western world. Jews were thrust from the fringes of European society into its very centre, and with this transformation, they experienced changes in their legal status, religious outlook, and cultural habits. The aim of this unit is to analyse the Jewish encounter with the modern world and gentile society - the impact of that encounter on Jews and Jewish life, as well as the variety of social, ideological and cultural forms in which that encounter was expressed.
As for ATS2598 with the additional objectives that students should gain a more comprehensive understanding of the relationships between Jewish identity, nationalism and migration and the importance of gender and cultural difference in Jewish identity and develop skills in formulating and completing historical research.
Written work: 55% (2500 words)
Take-home exam: 45%
One 2-hour lecture and one 1-hour tutorial per week
ATS2598, JWC2560, JWC3560