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21:512:203:B1:94245 HISTORY OF NEWARK
Session Dates: 05/28/2013 - 07/05/2013
Monday-Thursday: 8:15 - 10:00am

The History of Newark will take you on an almost 350 year journey through Newark’s Puritan past, immigrant neighborhoods, mobster street fights, speakeasy bars, nine-floor department stores, jazz clubs, baseball stadiums, housing projects, riots/rebellions, right to Cory Booker.  Through photos, films, and even a scavenger hunt, you will understand what makes Newark the city it is today.

DAY: 5/28-7/5
MTWTh 10:15-12:00

This course is a detailed examination of the programs of persecution and mass murder carried out by the Nazi German regime between 1933 and 1945. Several themes will be prominent throughout the semester. First, we will examine when and how policies of exclusion can be transformed into a systematic program of murder. In this regard, we will examine not only the development of Nazi Germany as a racial state, but also the role of ideologies, such as antisemitism, nationalism, and racism, in shaping policies of exclusion in Germany and elsewhere in Europe. Second, we will focus on the place of the Holocaust in European, and not only German, history. The events we associate with the Holocaust took place across the continent of Europe and were shaped by local histories; throughout the course, we will pay close attention to the interaction between Germans, Jews, and non-German native populations. The mass murder of European Jews will be the central focus of this course. We will, however, also discuss programs of discrimination and murder carried out against other groups (e.g. Roma, the disabled, and Poles) and attempt to place these phenomena within the context of Nazi German racial policy. Throughout the class we will consider how subsequent generations commemorated and portrayed the memory of the Holocaust in both official and popular forms. From Schindlers List to Inglorious Bastards we will work to understand the continuing importance and politics of remembrance.


DAY: 5/28-7/5
MTWTh 1:00-2:45
WRIGHT                          CONKLIN 352

Ancient forms of athletic contest and competition are examined. Includes Greek games held during the Olympic festival and other occasions; chariot racing and circus contests in Greece and Rome; and Roman blood sport (including animal fights and gladiatorial contests). Examines both the archaeological and literary evidence for such events, as well as the impact such competitions have had on our modern perceptions of sport and athletic competition.


EVE: 5/28-7/5
MW 5:30-9:15pm

This seminar will introduce students to the major historiographical schools and methodological approaches to apprehending the history of modern Europe within a global, colonial, and transnational framework. In recent decades, influenced by the increasing pace of globalization and the increased visibility of diverse historical voices, scholars have begun to critically interrogate Europe within a global framework, questioning how the hermeticism of many traditional narratives of European history. Focusing attention on diverse phenomenon including colonialism and imperialism, emigration and immigration, transnational political, cultural, and intellectual movement, global military conflict, decolonization, mutating economic orders, and globalization, these approaches have broadened our understanding of European history, contributed new methodologies and opened up new archives, as well as revised previously held interpretations of the scope and breadth of the modern European experience. This course intends to introduce graduate students to this scholarship and to ask them to write critically and extensively on the contribution that globally-minded scholarship has made to European and national historiographies.