HPEB00042U Who controls the past? History, nationalism and identity in Central Asia

Volume 2015/2016

Mellemøstens sprog og samfund med specialisering i de centrale fag Arabisk, Assyriologi, Hebraisk, Nærorientalsk arkæologi, Persisk, Tyrkisk og Ægyptologi, 2010-ordningen

Studieordning for tilvalget på BA-niveau i Centralasien- og Afghanistan, 2013


Revising history has been an important tool of self-legitimation for hegemonic regimes and is a central aspect of the emergence of modern nationalism and state building. In the course we shall look at various examples of how the past is mobilized and instrumentalized to control present and future. Case studies will be taken from different geographical locations in Central Asia in different historical periods.

Learning Outcome

BA 2010-ordning:
Udvalg tema om Tyrkiet og/eller den tyrkisk sprogede verden(fagelementkode HTRB01301E) 

BA Tilvalgsordning 2013: 
Tematisk emne (Fagelementkode HPEB10111E)
Analytisk emne (Fagelementkode HPEB10121E)
Frit emne (Fagelementkode HPEB10131E)

A detailed course program will be uploaded in Absalon

Class teaching, lectures, discussions, student assignments
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 74
  • Guidance
  • 10
  • Lectures
  • 28
  • Preparation
  • 300,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment