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as of 6/30/2022

HISTORY OF COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL SPACES
Country - Partner Institution - Programs: Italy - University of Bologna - 'Univ. of Bologna'
UC Course SubjectHistory
Anthropology
Number & Suffix: 167
Full UC Title: HISTORY OF COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL SPACES 
Transcript Title: COLNL & POST COLNL 
UC QTR Units - Division: 6.0 - Upper Division 
Course Description: This is a graduate level course that is part of the Laurea Magistrale program. The course is intended for advanced students only. Enrolment is based on consent of the instructor. Students who write a term paper on a pre-approved topic receive one extra unit. Maximum units for the course is 6. The course provides a critical and interdisciplinary analysis of the policy and ideology of European colonial expansion between the opening of the Suez Canal (1869) and the outbreak of the First World War, a period characterized by unprecedented competition for overseas territorial acquisitions and the emergence in colonizing countries of doctrines of racial superiority. Students acquire a top-down and bottom-up perspective on the process of “simplification” registered in colonial contexts and are required to adopt a comparative approach that takes into consideration the Middle East and other geographical contexts directly affected by colonial rule and conflicts, including especially African countries and India. The first part of the course provides an analytical framework to imperialism, colonialism and post-colonial studies –a field of studies largely dominated by literary scholars and much less so by historians– uncovering contacts, developments, and cultural and political convergences that unite disparate regions subject to imperial or colonial rule. Attention is placed on Indian and African contexts, and on several key-concepts commonly adopted in approaching a number of post-colonial spaces, including tribes, sects, races, and minorities. The second part of the course focuses on the Middle East and assesses what the region is currently experiencing by challenging a hegemonic discourse (“medievalization” of the region) and observing, also through bottom-up perspectives, the historical process through which local complex and multifaceted realities have been simplified, homogenized, and denied in their historical continuities. This is accomplished by focusing on the “long nineteenth century” of the Middle East, framed by the late Donald Quataert between Bonaparte’s invasion of Egypt (1798) and the beginning of the League of Nations’ mandates (1922), a period that has been dubbed by a number of scholars as the “reform century”. This extends from the early reforms (1808-1839) under Sultan Mahmud II to the 1908 Young Turk Revolution. The final grade in the course is based on the following: Class participation 40%, Oral presentations 20%, Written Final examination 40%. 
Language of Instruction: English
 
Partner Title: HISTORY OF COLONIAL AND POST-COLONIAL SPACES (LM) 
Partner University Department: Scienze storiche e orientalistiche 
Partner University Course Number: 81961