HPEB00048U Who controls the past? History, nationalism and identity in Central Asia

Volume 2017/2018

Curriculum for elective BA program in Central Asia and Afghanistan Studies, 2013

Curriculum for the BA-program in Middle Eastern languages and Society with specialisation in Arabic, Hebrew, Persian or Turkish, 2015




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

BA 2015-ordning:
Udvalg tema om Tyrkiet og/eller den tyrkisk sprogede verden(fagelementkode HTRB00621E)

A detailed course program will be uploaded in Absalon

Class teaching, lectures, discussions, student assignments
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Exam
  • 74
  • Lectures
  • 42
  • Preparation
  • 296,5
  • Total
  • 412,5
Type of assessment
Criteria for exam assesment