Available in 2013
|Callaghan Campus||Semester 2|
Previously offered in 2012, 2011
This course provides an overview of historiography for postgraduate students engaging with writing and researching history at an advanced level. It considers how we ask questions about the past and why the past is foundational to our understanding of the contemporary world. It explores both the theory and practice of history, including the use of written and non-written sources, and interrogates a range of ancient, contemporary and critical methodological approaches to the interpretation of the past.
|Objectives||This course provides students with the opportunity to:
1. Develop advanced skills in historiography and critical approaches to the past.
2. Acquire knowledge of major historians and school of history from ancient to modern times.
3. Critically appraise historical sources and writing relevant to a particular thesis, essay or historical topic.
4. Consider philosophical, methodological and practical issues which inform good historical research and writing.
|Content||Topics covered will include material from the following list:
- Creating archives
- Fathers of History - Herodotus and Thucydides
- Using national and international archives
- Empiricists and diplomatic history
- Gender and history
- Marxist theory and history
- Annales and annalists
- Oral history and memory
- Post-structuralism and post-modernism
- History wars - history and the public sphere
|Replacing Course(s)||Not Applicable.|
|Assumed Knowledge||Not Applicable|
|Modes of Delivery||Distance Learning : IT Based
|Teaching Methods||Case Study
Email Discussion Group
Self Directed Learning
|Contact Hours||Self Directed Learning: for 2 hour(s) per Week for Full Term|
|Timetables||2013 Course Timetables for HIST6001|