Seminar II on cultural and religious history (Modern times)

lhist2733  2019-2020  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar II on cultural and religious history (Modern times)
Note from June 29, 2020
Although we do not yet know how long the social distancing related to the Covid-19 pandemic will last, and regardless of the changes that had to be made in the evaluation of the June 2020 session in relation to what is provided for in this learning unit description, new learnig unit evaluation methods may still be adopted by the teachers; details of these methods have been - or will be - communicated to the students by the teachers, as soon as possible.
5 credits
22.5 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2019-2020 !

Mostaccio Silvia;

Gender and spiritual conquest. The history of Catholic religious missions in contemporary historiography (16th-17th centuries)

Whether it is a question of missions to other continents or within Europe, studying them means posing at the crossroads of different perspectives, both religious and cultural. The phenomenon of missions that accompanied European colonization posed many different questions to its protagonists and caused real changes in anthropology, theology and the practices of political and religious conquest.
 Today, in the context of globalization, the new challenges of connected history and the shared option of mobilizing religious history in a broader perspective of cultural and social history, historians are questioning this historical phenomenon from a gender perspective as well. In the articulation between missionaries and missionised, what were the relationships between men and women? What results, in terms of discourses and practices?
The seminar will focus on different case studies from Asia, the Americas and Europe.
Teaching methods
The course is based on a portfolio of readings and films that will be available on Moodle and from which students are invited to actively participate in the course
Evaluation methods
Oral examination based on the course notes and on the portfolio of readings worked on during the course, with a theme chosen by the student to be explored through a reading of his or her choice.
Faculty or entity

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