HIS201 The uses and abuses of history

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HIS201 The uses and abuses of history

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The past is present, everywhere. Historians, actors, politicians, museum curators, media stars and trolls: they all provide different versions of it. Historical events are constantly remembered, celebrated, reimagined, trivialised, repressed and forgotten. This influences communities’ and individuals’ values, identities, beliefs and practices. History thus holds real power. This course will analyse and explore how major historical events have been appropriated, contested and denied for political, cultural and economic gain, and will encourage students to reflect on the crucial role historians can play when history really matters.

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Semester of offer: *
  • Sippy Downs: Semester 1
Units:
12.00
EFTSL:
0.125
Student contribution band:
Band 1
Tuition fee:
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* Semester of offer is subject to change.

Course outline

HIS201 Course Outline Semester 1, 2017 (PDF 551KB) Students enrolled in this course should check the course Blackboard site to ensure that they are accessing the most recent approved version of the course outline.

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