HIST-4702 Significant Problems in History

This course intends to deal with the conceptual and methodological implications in the construction of historical knowledge. In recent decades the developments in the field of history show several contrasts in the way history is constructed, involving not only a variety of topics, but also different types of questions, variety in terms of the sources, and through them, new perspectives to understand the past. It will focus on the critical study of the historical knowledge that aims to become universal and hegemonic. With this purpose, work will be divided into two units, the first focused on the configuration of the forms of history with a universalist approach, and the second focused on the proposals that involve social groups so far excluded from historical analysis, highlighting the consideration of new sources.