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UNE unit code: HIST556

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Supervised exam
  • No
Credit points
  • 6

Unit information

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This unit invites reflection on the ways in which the past is present in a variety of forms and places in contemporary societies including, for example, commemorations, films, heritage sites, historical fiction, memorials, museums, re-enactments, tours. It introduces public history debates and methods; draws on comparative examples; encourages engagement with specific public history projects; and explores activities for the classroom.It also provides foundations for further studies in public history research and practice, and for the development of career paths in public history.

Intensive schools

There are no intensive schools required for this unit.

Requisites

Pre-requisites
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HIST456

Notes

Please refer to the student handbook for further details on this unit.

Unit coordinator(s)

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Nathan WiseAssociate Professor - Faculty of Humanities, Arts, Social Sciences and Education; School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to:

  1. evaluate and reflect on the variety of ways in which the past is present in contemporary societies;
  2. apply an advanced body of knowledge to evaluate current public history debates and methodologies;
  3. demonstrate autonomy and expert judgement to research and analyse in detail a selection of specific public history practices and issues;
  4. apply their advanced knowledge of public history to practical issues and specific issues in the public domain; and
  5. apply specialised knowledge of the variety of ways in which public historians gain employment, their ethical and social responsibilities, and the political and cultural contexts within which they work.

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