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Full Module Title:

Post-War: Themes in Comparative European History since 1945

Module Code

AREL001S5/AREL056S6

Credits/Level

30 credits / Levels 5 and 6

Convenor:

Dr Martin Shipway

Lecturer(s):

Dr Martin Shipway (MS), Dr Patricia Sequeira Bras (PSB), Dr Eckard Michels (EM)

Entrance Requirements:

No language requirement other than English

Day/Time:

Mondays 6.00-7.20 (Terms 1 & 2)

Module Description:


The course is jointly taught by members from different language areas. It will cover major aspects of European history since 1945. The themes we are covering are European colonialism and decolonisation focusing mainly on Britain and France (MS); political discourses and cultural responses to social developments in the “long 1960s” mainly in Southern Europe (PSB); and cold war politics in Europe from the end of the Second World War to the Fall of the Soviet Empire in 1989/90 focusing mainly on Central and Eastern Europe (EM).

Syllabus:


Term 1







2.10.17

Introduction: Europe in 1945

MS

9.10.17

The End of Empire: the Asian ‘first wave’, 1945-49

MS

16.10.17

The End of Empire: African colonial reform and revolt

MS

23.10.17

The End of Empire: the climax of decolonisation

MS

30.10.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

6.11.17

Reading Week




13.11.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

20.11.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

27.11.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

4.12.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

11.12.17

Social Movements and Radical Discourses in the long 1960s

PSB

Term 2







8.1.18

After Empire: the ‘wind of change’

MS

15.1.18

After Empire: post-imperial Europe

MS

22.1.18

After Empire: new identities?

MS

29.1.18

The Cold War: An introduction

EM

5.2.18

The Soviet Union and the West in the Second World War

EM

12.2.18

Reading Week




19.2.18

The Outbreak of the Cold War 1945-1948

EM

26.2.18

The Soviet Bloc in Eastern Europe from the 1950s to the 1970s

EM

5.3.18

The Beginning of West European Integration in the 1950s

EM

12.3.18

East-West Détente in Europe in the 1960s and 1970s

EM

19.3.18

The Dissolution of the Soviet Bloc in the 1970s and 1980s

EM




Assessment:

Level 5: two essays of 2500 words each from a list of topics

Level 6: one essay of 2500 words from a list of topics and one independently researched essay of 4500 words, topic to be agreed with relevant tutor.




Essential Texts:

Tony Judt, Post War: A History of Europe since 1945 (Oxford 2005).

Martin Shipway, Decolonisation and its Impact: A Comparative Approach to the End of the Colonial Empires (London 2008)

Elizabeth Buettner, Europe after Empire: Decolonization, Society, and Culture (Cambridge 2016)

Gerd-Rainer Horn, The Spirit of ’68. Rebellion in Western Europe and North-America, 1956-1976 (London & New York 2007)

Martin Kilmke, 1968 in Europe. A History of Protest and Activism, 1956-1977 (London & New York 2008)

Arthur Marwick, The Sixties. Cultural Revolution in Britain, France, Italy, and the United States, c. 1958-1974 (Oxford 1998)

Kristin Ross, May 68 and its Afterlives (Chicago 2002)

Konrad Jarausch (ed.), The Cold War. Historiography, Memory, Representation (Berlin 2017)

John Young, Cold War in Europe 1945-1991: A Political History (London 1997)

Filmography:



Scenes of a Class Struggle in Portugal (1977), Robert Kramer and Philip J. Spinelli

The Working Class Goes to Heaven (1971), Elio Petri

Numax presenta… (1980), Joaquín Jordá



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