German Seminar


a) Research methods (Humanities, Cultural Studies, German Studies)
b) Supervised research (tutorials) on the topics studied in class
c) Presentation of an oral project and of a written essay

General characterization





Responsible teacher

Fernando José de Almeida Esperança Clara


Weekly - Available soon

Total - 336

Teaching language



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Schneider, J. (Ed.). (2009). Methodengeschichte der Germanistik. Berlin; New York: Walter de Gruyter.
Pickering, M. (2008). Research Methods for Cultural Studies. Edinburgh: Edinburgh University Press.
Fulbrook, M. (1992). The divided nation: a history of Germany, 1918-1990. New York: Oxford University Press.
Schulze, H. (1985). Der Weg zum Nationalstaat: die deutsche Nationalbewegung vom 18. Jahrhundert bis zur Reichsgründung. München: Deutscher Taschenbuch Verlag.
Schulze, H. (1994). Staat und Nation in der europäischen Geschichte. München: Beck.
Lepenies, W. (2006). The Seduction of Culture in German History. Princeton, N.J.: Princeton University Press.

Teaching method

In class teaching. The teaching method is mainly reflexive and oriented to the contents of the seminar.
Active participation in discussion is expected.

Evaluation method

written essay developping the topic(s) already chosen for the oral project(70%), Presentation and debate in class of a project on one of the topics to be studied(30%)

Subject matter

Germany and Europe 
0. Research methods in the Humanities
1. Germany in Europe: historical contexts, cultural landscapes
2. Geography and the dynamics of international relations: the East and the South
3. The twentieth century: wars and peace