Loyola University Chicago

Department of History


Professor Hajdarpasic's New 500-Level Seminar on Nationalism Available for Fall 2015

HIST 533 - Seminar in Nationalism and National Identity
Monday 4:15pm-6:45pm -
Dumbach Hall 124

This seminar explores the meaning and uses of identity and nationalism in the modern era.  As such, this course is open to students in any geographic area of modern history and is especially suited for students working in European and American fields.  This course defines identity and nationalism broadly as it seeks to enable students to explore a range of individual research topics, such as ethnic politics and identities, state- or community-building strategies, cultural discourses of belonging, and gendered and social dynamics of identity construction. Students will initially read a number of scholarly works that will provide possible models for historical writing and research.  Students will then spend the rest of the semester working on their individual research project, with ample guidance and feedback from both the instructor and fellow students.  The goal of the course is to enable students to produce an article-length research paper.

Only 10 seats available, so be sure to enroll when registration opens on April 9th!