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History. See the future. It’s in the past.

The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. All developed countries maintain a National Archive and historical professions, both of which are paid for out of taxpayer money. This is in recognition of the simple fact that knowledge of the past is essential to society. What happens in the present, and what will happen in the future, is very much governed by what happened in the past. Without knowledge of the past we would be without identity, we would be lost on an endless sea of time. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney.

Malta Course: From Prehistory to Napoleon

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The islands of Malta have always been a crossroads of civilisations producing diverse cultural influences on its people. Famous for its Neolithic stone temples, the islands of Malta was later occupied by the Phoenicians, Greeks and Romans. The Arabs and Normans incorporated the islands... [More]
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Malta Course: From Prehistory to Napoleon
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This history course provides an introduction to Irish History through including beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matter of history, geography and religion. The class covers Irish History from the past to the present,... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger
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Portraits of Pre-Revolutionary France Course: The 16th, 17th and 18th Centuries

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This history course will focus on some of the major figures in the cultural life of pre-revolutionary France, beginning with Michel de Montaigne, the outstanding essayist, traveller and mayor of Bordeaux. The cultural significance of the work of the poet Antoine de Baïf and the composer... [More]
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Egypt's Golden Age Course: The Pharaohs of the 18th Dynasty

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC), the early part of the New Kingdom, when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. Participants will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty, a phase when the country... [More]
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Cultural Connections Course: Denmark in the Golden Age

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. This history course will focus on the cultural life on Denmark during its Golden Age of the early to mid-19th century, and aims to deepen your appreciation of the outstanding contributions made by H C Andersen to Danish literature, August Bournonville to the development of the Royal Danish... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: Alice Spring to Darwin, Overland

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Kimberley – is one of the oldest parts of the most ancient continent on earth, with a continuous population from not long after the dawn of humankind, David McGonigal. Our journey takes us through some of Australia’s iconic areas. Crocodiles, burning deserts and cool pools make this a... [More]
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Classic Journeys: America's National Parks - the Culture and Landscape of the American West

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. Join us on a 5000 mile journey through the American West, a region unique with plant and animal life, geographic wonders, human history and settlements. We visit fifteen national and state parks which protect and honour the landscape, and learn about some of the fascinating indigenous and... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The island of Sicily preserves a rich heritage from antiquity. Inhabited from the Palaeolithic Era, the location of Sicily saw it as a crossroads of the Mediterranean and numerous colonies were established by the Greeks and Phoenicians. Superb cities developed, many preserving remarkably... [More]
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Ancient Greece Course II: The Mycenaeans

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Mycenaean civilisation flourished on mainland Greece and the Aegean islands from 1600 to 1180 BC. Mycenaean culture was dominated by a society centred on fortified palace compounds such as Mycenae and Tiryns. Rulers were buried in enormous tholos tombs with superb burial goods such as... [More]
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Ancient Greece Course III: The Persian Invasions of Greece

History. See the future. It’s in the past. The world as we know it today has been shaped by events of the past. Learn about history the smart way with History courses at the University of Sydney. The Persian Empire extended from the borders of India to the Mediterranean. In the late 6th Century BC, the Persian Empire under Cyrus and Darius I made their first contacts with the Greek world. Athenian involvement in a revolt against Persian control in Anatolia saw the Persians invade... [More]
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