• Offered by School of History
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject History
  • Academic career PGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Carolyn Strange
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2017
    Autumn Session 2017
    Spring Session 2017
    See Future Offerings

History is a discipline rooted in ancient intellectual traditions and responsive to scholarly innovations in method and approach.  This course will expose students to a wide range of themes and approaches in current historical research practice (including Biography, Indigenous, Cultural, Environmental, Gender, Intellectual, Legal, Military, Oral, Political, Post-colonial, Public, Social and Technology history) and address questions of method and theory.

Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion, students will have the knowledge and skills to:

After taking this course students will:

1. enhance their understanding and appreciation of historical approaches beyond their fields of specialisation

2. develop their capacity to formulate historiographical questions and to contribute to scholarly discussions

3. develop a clearer sense of the historiographical schools and scholarly debates  to which their own work will contribute 

Indicative Assessment

This course will be graded on a pass-fail basis. To pass students must complete readings, prepare questions and talking points; and participate in discussions in the masterclasses.

They must also submit TWO reflection essays (2,000 words each) on TWO masterclasses, or ONE reflection essay (4,000 words) on a single workshop, focusing on the ways in which the masterclasses will help inform the approach they intend to take in their thesis research.

Participation: 60% (assessed by the course convenor)

Written work: 40% (assessed by the masterclass leader(s))

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Students will read 15 to 20 journal articles, chapters or other forms of communication (eg. radio or film documentary; museum catalogue). 40 hours total (preparation, attendance, writing).

Requisite and Incompatibility

You will need to contact the School of History to request a permission code to enrol in this course.

Prescribed Texts

To be advised.



Tuition fees are for the academic year indicated at the top of the page.  

If you are a domestic graduate coursework or international student you will be required to pay tuition fees. Tuition fees are indexed annually. Further information for domestic and international students about tuition and other fees can be found at Fees.

Student Contribution Band:
Unit value:
6 units

If you are an undergraduate student and have been offered a Commonwealth supported place, your fees are set by the Australian Government for each course. At ANU 1 EFTSL is 48 units (normally 8 x 6-unit courses). You can find your student contribution amount for each course at Fees.  Where there is a unit range displayed for this course, not all unit options below may be available.

6.00 0.12500
Domestic fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $3216
International fee paying students
Year Fee
2017 $4590
Note: Please note that fee information is for current year only.

Offerings, Dates and Class Summary Links

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First Semester

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
4898 20 Feb 2017 27 Feb 2017 31 Mar 2017 26 May 2017 In Person N/A

Autumn Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
5426 01 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 21 Apr 2017 30 Jun 2017 In Person N/A

Spring Session

Class number Class start date Last day to enrol Census date Class end date Mode Of Delivery Class Summary
9442 01 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 20 Oct 2017 31 Dec 2017 In Person N/A

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