HIS201 The uses and abuses of history

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HIS201 The uses and abuses of history


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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HIS201 Course Outline Semester 1, 2018 (PDF 216KB) 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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