- Code HIST8025
- Unit Value 6 units
- Offered by School of History
- ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
- Course subject History
- Areas of interest Australian Studies, Environmental Studies, History, Indigenous Australian Studies
- Academic career PGRD
- Mode of delivery In Person
- Co-taught Course
This course will consider Australian histories. That is, it will consider different groups' (e.g. indigenous, migrant, women and men) lived experiences as well as their engagement with the Australian past; how they do so and for what reasons. Students will read in a range of historiographies, including the social, cultural, and transnational. They will also consider popular forms of history making (e.g. film, television, museum exhibition) and have the opportunity to use a diverse range of sources in their own work.
Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:Upon successful completion of this course, students will have the knowledge and skills to:
- Speak, argue, and write about major trends in Australian historiography.
- Relate Australian historiographical developments to wider international trends in the writing of history.
- Identify and interpret a variety of primary sources.
- Design and execute a research project in Australian history.
- Provide and respond to feedback in the process of identifying and formulating solutions to complex historical questions.
Indicative AssessmentClass Participation: (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 5]
Source Review: 750 words (10%) [Learning Outcome 3, 4]
Research Proposal: 750 words (10%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 3, 4, 5]
Research Essay: 5000 words (70%) [Learning Outcomes 1, 2, 3, 4]
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Workload3 contact hours per week (1 x 2 hour reading seminar and 1 x 1 hour workshop) for 13 weeks. Students are expected to spend an additional 7 hours per week completing assigned readings, conducting research, and preparing for assessments (Total 130 hours).
Requisite and Incompatibility
Prescribed TextsAn e-brick consisting of primary material and scholarly essays will be compiled and made available on WATTLE.
Preliminary ReadingClendinnen, Inga. The History Question: Who Owns the Past?, [Quarterly Essay Issue 23], Black Inc., Melbourne, 2006.
Davison, Graeme, John Hirst and Stuart Macintyre (eds), The Oxford Companion to Australian History, Oxford University Press, Melbourne, 1998.
Macintyre, Stuart and Anna Clark. The History Wars, Melbourne University Press, Carlton, 2003.
Bongiorno, Frank, The Sex Lives of Australians: A History, Black Inc., Collingwood, 2012
Bonyhady, Tim and Tom Griffiths (eds). Words For Country: Landscape & Language in Australia, University of New South Wales Press, Sydney, 2002.
Griffiths, Tom. Hunters and Collectors: The Antiquarian Imagination in Australia, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 1996.
McGrath, Ann. 'Born in the Cattle': Aborigines in Cattle Country, Allen & Unwin, Sydney, 1987.
Nugent, Maria. Botany Bay: Where Histories Meet, Allen & Unwin, Crows Nest, 2005.
Read, Peter, Belonging: Australians, Place and Aboriginal Ownership, Cambridge University Press, Melbourne, 2000.
Assumed KnowledgeCompletion of cognate major.
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