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Term Paper Topics 15th Waves 2012 Summer Session



Seminar History of Historiography

This semester students are to give a presentation (50 %) and to actively participate in class discussion [no term tests.]

Class will start on Monday, July 2nd. Presentations will be concluded on Friday July 13th; one presentation per day, followed by class discussion.

List of Topics :

(1)           The Treatment of History in Saga Literature
(2)           The Treatment of History in Troubadour Chansons
(3)           A Comparison of Geoffrey of Monmouth and Saxo Grammaticus
(4)           Government-Sponsored Accounts of History : Rhodesian Videos
(5)           The Mandate of Heaven, Harmony of Earth and Chinese Historiography
(6)           The Coverage of the Cold War in School Textbooks
(7)      Zebra      The Coverage of the 1960s Protest Movement in School Textbooks
(8)           Justice Denied ? The Coverage of Louis XVI. in Textbooks
(9)      Gunghus      Justice Denied ? The Coverage of Marie Antoinette in Textbooks
(10)           What would have happened if ? Speculation and History
(11)           1421
(12)           History of the Åland People
(13)           Romanticising Warfare : Books for Military History Enthusiasts
(14)      Godot      Romanticism and the Glorification of the Middle Ages
(15)      Jeanne d'Arc      The Impact of Edward Gibbon on the English-Speaking World's View of the Germanic Peoples
(16)           The History Theme in Operas
(17)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Biographies
(18)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Documentaries
(19)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Historical Atlases
(20)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Photo Albums
(21)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Eyewitness Account Collections
(22)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Archaeological Findings
(23)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Cookbooks
(24)           Opportunities, Challenges and Limitations of a Historical Genre : Coin Catalogues

keep notes where you found which bit of information.

First claim, by email, gets the topic; every topic only once.




         May 1st 2012          Alexander Ganse






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