Seminar II on cultural and religious history (Modern times)

lhist2733  2021-2022  Louvain-la-Neuve

Seminar II on cultural and religious history (Modern times)
5 credits
22.5 h

  This biannual learning unit is not being organized in 2021-2022 !

Main themes

At the end of this learning unit, the student is able to :

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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

Programmes / formations proposant cette unité d'enseignement (UE)

Title of the programme
Master [120] in Sociology

Master [120] in Journalism

Master [120] in History

Master [120] in Philosophy

Advanced Master in Gender Studies

Master [120] in Ethics

Master [120] in Psychology

Master [120] in Communication

Master [120] in Anthropology

Master [120] in French and Romance Languages and Literatures : French as a Foreign Language