• Offered by Centre for Arab and Islamic Studies
  • ANU College ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences
  • Course subject Middle Eastern & Central Asian Studies
  • Areas of interest Arab and Islamic Studies, Australian Studies, History, Middle East Studies
  • Academic career UGRD
  • Course convener
    • Dr Burcu Cevik-Compiegne
  • Mode of delivery In Person
  • Offered in First Semester 2024
    See Future Offerings

This course aims to study Gallipoli as an event that transformed the commemorative landscape and practices not only in Australia, but also in Turkey. We will acknowledge the diversity of the responses to and changing understandings of Gallipoli, from the early days of the campaign till today, with a particular focus on the Turkish experiences. The students will gain familiarity and appreciation of various historiographical trends and social and cultural changes that inform contemporary debates about Gallipoli and war commemoration in general. The course is designed to build awareness of the transnational aspects of the remembrance of the campaign, drawing on mainly Turkish and Australian perspectives. There is both an emphasis on theoretical discussions about commemorative phenomena and a hands-on experience of attending, observing and creating commemorative activities through authentic assessments.

Learning Outcomes

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

  1. reflect on commemorative places and practices about Gallipoli, drawing on personal experiences, observation and research;
  2. identify and interpret resources that pertain to the Gallipoli campaign, relating them to broader historical contexts;
  3. appraise specific examples of commemorations in relation to cultural, social and political forces that shape the remembrance of the campaign;
  4. apply theoretical and practical knowledge about public commemorations while designing or critically assessing original initiatives; and
  5. examine and compare different historiographical traditions and trends.

Other Information

History Major

History Minor

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Major - ANU

Middle Eastern and Central Asian Studies Minor - ANU

Indicative Assessment

  1. Participation (10) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]
  2. Reflective piece (750 words) (20) [LO 1,3]
  3. Group project proposal (2000 words) (30) [LO 2,3,4]
  4. Critical analysis (1500 words) (40) [LO 1,2,3,4,5]

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One 2 hour lecture and one 1 hour tutorial per week for 12 weeks. Students are expected to undertake a further 8 hours of independent study each teaching week of the semester (total 130 hours).

Inherent Requirements

Not applicable

Prescribed Texts



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6.00 0.12500
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2024 $4080
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2024 $5280
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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
3386 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 In Person View
4294 19 Feb 2024 26 Feb 2024 05 Apr 2024 24 May 2024 Online View

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