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University of Oregon
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Hist 407 - Sem Sengoku Era Japan
Sem Sengoku Era Japan Documents

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HIST 407 507 European Artisans Fall Term 2012 Professor George Sheridan 359 McKenzie Hall 541 346 4832 gjs uoregon edu Tuesday 2 00 4 50 pm 475 McKenzie CRN 17137 17139 Office Hours Tuesday and Thursday 11 45 12 30 Introduction This seminar addresses the historical experience of artisans in Europe since the late Middle Ages and through the nineteenth century While the common readings focus on artisans in England and France students may devote their independent work to other European countries as well and may even include non European areas as long as a significant European content is included The topic of the research paper may also extend into the twentieth century By artisans are meant manual workers who labored with their hands largely in urban contexts and originally with materials techniques and skills learned through apprenticeship and regulated by custom and frequently also by law The seminar is less concerned with wage earning workers in factories though the experience of the latter is sometimes relevant to issues concerning artisans Moreover artisans often applied their skills in factories as wage earners The seminar addresses a variety of features of artisan experience including culture and community as well as work organization and militancy The approach taken combines historical studies of artisan life values and initiatives with first hand testimony by individual artisans in diaries and autobiographies Method of the Course The course meets in one session each week Seminar participants discuss readings assigned for that session with one or more students initiating the discussion through an oral report Each student will sign up to deliver an oral report for one session This first oral report 10 15 minutes will address an aspect of the readings assigned for that session In the last few weeks of the term each student will also make a brief presentation second oral report on the topic of his her research paper for the course Organization and scheduling of



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