Historical Documentation and Music Research

 Course Title

Historical Documentation and Music Research

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Type of Course

Compulsory, 5 hours/week (3 theory + 2 tutorial)

Course Level




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Learning Outcomes

Knowledge of and familiarity of the student with the theoretical problems derived from the science of history, its methodology and documenting history, for further enrichment and additional validation of musicological research.

Comprehension of all methodology tools for the understanding of history as a framework, in order that musicological research can be included in a specific political, social and cultural framework.

Application of methodological tools of history in relevant cultural and musical documents and archive material. An effort to create a research conscience for the student and application of musicological research.

Analysis of the role of music documents as history sources in comprehending the past.

Combination of the narratives for a specific subject, for the emergence of the different voices of the past.

Evaluation of the data that provide music documents for the interpretative proposal in comprehending history; also the accession of historical narrative as a necessary framework for musicological research organization.

Teaching Approach

Interpersonal-Interactive presentation with the support of supervisory tools such as maps and archives. Utilization of tele-education.

Prerequisite Courses

 Recommended  Courses in the Curriculum

Administrative and Financial Mechanisms in the Balkans (15th Cent - 20th Cent)
History and Civilizations
History of the Greek State Institutions
Methodology of Research
New Hellenism: Political History, Ideology and Legislatiom

Course Content

What is the science of history. Ιστοριογραφικές σχολές: positivism, historical materialism, Annales school, micro history, structuralism, postmodernism. Local history-history of cities. Government, local and national archives. Documents of oral history. Sources (direct, indirect, unpublished and published), bibliography.

Step-by-step projects with a musicological-cultural goal that demand archive research or/and editing of source documents by applying the historical method. Emergence of political phenomenon and music documents, utilization or/and enrichment of the existing archives with audiovisual material.

Recommended Bibliography

Αρώνη-Τσίχλη Κ., Ιστορικές σχολές και μέθοδοι. Εισαγωγή στην ευρωπαϊκή ιστοριογραφία, Παπαζήσης, Αθήνα 2008

Ίγκερς Γκ., Η ιστοριογραφία στον 20ό αιώνα. Από την επιστημονική αντικειμενικότητα στην πρόκληση του μεταμοντερνισμού. Μετάφραση: Παρασκευάς Ματάλας, Νεφέλη, Αθήνα 1999

Κόκκινος Γ., Από την ιστορία στις ιστορίες. Προσεγγίσεις στην ιστορία της ιστοριογραφίας, την επιστημολογία και τη διδακτική της ιστορίας, Ελληνικά Γράμματα, Αθήνα 1998

Πλουμίδης Γ., Ιστορική Μάθηση (Προτάσεις για τις Πηγές και τη Μεθοδολογία στην Ιστορία), Διονύσης Νότη Καραβίας, Αθήνα 2010

Ψαράς Ι.Δ., Θεωρία και μεθοδολογία της Ιστορίας, Βάνιας, Θεσσαλονίκη 2001

Le Goff J., Ιστορία και μνήμη, Νεφέλη, Αθήνα 1998

Learning Exercises

Written projects

Teaching Methods

The course is based on a tripartite teaching method, with presentation, students’ discussion and editing historical sources given in class. Also, small studies take place (the student as a researcher) with the collection of music documents and their accession in the historical framework.

Criteria and Methods of Evaluation

 Written examinations and projects.

Teaching Language