HHIK04033U HIS 3. History of European cooperation since 1919. Research skills for junior researchers

Volume 2023/2024

Area B: Academic Writing with Focus on Source Analysis (HHIK03831E)
[Kandidatuddannelsen i historie, 2019-ordningen]

MA-Area 3: Academic Writing with Focus on Source Analysis (HHIK03911E)
[Kandidatuddannelsen i historie, 2022-ordningen]

MA-Area 9: Historical Area with Focus on Source Analysis (HHIK13991E) [only for students enrolled at the History programme]
[Kandidattilvalg i historie, 2022-ordningen]


Få overblik på:
Historie, KA-2019, ét-faglig, lektionskatalog forår 2024
Historie, KA-2022, ét-faglig, lektionskatalog forår 2024

HIS 3. History of European cooperation since 1919. Research skills for junior researchers
The theme of the course is European integration history, encompassing not only the history of the European Union and of its forerunner since 1950, but also all forms of European cooperation with an element of institutional formalization, from 1919 onwards. The course includes in depth sessions on the history of the League of Nations and the post war process of European integration. However, the history of other international and European organisations can also be explored such as the Council of Europe, OEEC/OECD, NATO, the Comecon (the organisation of economic cooperation of the Eastern bloc) and the OSCE (the Organization for Security and Co-operation in Europe created in 1975).

The course explores the social and political forces that gave rise to European cooperation. It includes analyses of the societal actors that either underpinned or opposed closer European integration, ranging from non-state actors such as transnational political party organizations, professional associations and stable cartels among companies. Hence the course touches on a wide variety of sub-disciplines, including political, economic, social, cultural, legal, diplomatic and military history.

The course also includes training in archival methodology. The seminar includes a field trip to the Historical Archive of the European in Florence, Italy from 12-15 March 2024 (flight and hotel are covered). Both the Historical Archive of the EU and United Nations Library and Archive as well as several other archives also have large digitalised collections, which students will be introduced to. Exam papers are thus expected to use archival material.

This is a challenging course taught in English and requires serious preparation in order benefit from the field trip to Florence and the accessibility of archival documentation from international archives. However, it is also a unique opportunity to participate in an international learning environment alongside French and Polish master students. The end of the course is a paper seminar in Copenhagen on 27-28 May 2024, which will function as an academic conference where students can present examen papers in progress and receive commentary and advice from their co-students and the teachers.

Who can participate?
The course is offered to MA students (max. 8) at the SAXO Institute and interested PhD-students from SAXO and the Faculty of Humanities.

- Reinventing Europe: The History of the European Union, 1945 to the Present. Eds.: Brigitte Leucht, Katja Seidel and Laurent Warlouzet. Bloomsbury Academic, 2023.

Group instruction [online] / excursions / other [participation in Seminar]
  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 22
  • Preparation
  • 181
  • Excursions
  • 40
  • Seminar
  • 16
  • Exam Preparation
  • 129,5
  • Total
  • 388,5
Continuous feedback during the course of the semester
Feedback by final exam (In addition to the grade)
Type of assessment
Other under invigilation
Exam registration requirements

Aktuelle studieordninger for Historie og  Studiehåndbogen [KA].

Criteria for exam assesment