Centre for Continuing Education

History Courses

History Courses

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney.

Portraits of Italy Course: From Ancient Rome to Rossini

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This history course will focus on some of the major figures in the cultural life of Italy during the Ancient Roman period, the Renaissance, and the early 19th century. Beginning with the work of the very appealing poets Horace and his friend Tibullus, who lived... [More]
Back to Top
This course has no current classes. Please join the waiting list.

Hieroglyphs Course 101

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. This Hieroglyphs coure will allow you to join the immortal ancient Egyptian scribes and learn to read and write hieroglyphs, the 'god’s words'. This course introduces the basics of Middle Egyptian – the classical written script of Ancient Egypt. Simple exercises... [More]
Back to Top

Tutankhamun Course: Life and Death of the Boy King

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The discovery of the tomb of Tutankhamun, an Egyptian Pharaoh of the 18th Dynasty, by Howard Carter in 1922 was an international sensation. This previously little known pharaoh was suddenly famous. But there is still much that we do not know about him.... [More]
Back to Top
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Andalusia Course: The Moors in Spain (AD 711-1492)

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The Arabs and Berbers invaded Spain from North Africa in 711 and they would control the region till the fall of Granada in 1492. During almost 800 years, the ‘Moors’ created a brilliant and dynamic multi-ethnic society which blended elements of Islamic, Jewish... [More]
Back to Top
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Ancient Greece Course I: The Minoans

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. The Minoan culture arose on the Aegean island of Crete around 1950 BC and they spread their culture throughout the region. The famous palace of Knossos, richly decorated with a series of remarkable frescoes, was just one of a number of palace compounds which... [More]
Back to Top

Enchanting and Mysterious China Course

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. China and the mysterious Far East. The “far shores of Cathay” have fascinated the West for centuries. With a culture dating back five thousand years and a population of 1.3 billion people, China is increasingly making its presence felt in our daily lives. It is... [More]
Back to Top
Enchanting and Mysterious China Course
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$129 inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message
Enrol Now
There are places available

Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney 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... [More]
Back to Top
Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$148 inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

A Day in Herculaneum Course

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney at the University of Sydney. Like Pompeii, the small town of Herculaneum was destroyed by the eruption of Vesuvius in August AD 79. The town with its shops, temples and houses was sealed under 20 metres of volcanic sludge until archaeologists brought about half of the town to light. In the... [More]
Back to Top
A Day in Herculaneum Course
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$110 inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Ancient Greece Course II: The Mycenaeans

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney 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... [More]
Back to Top
Ancient Greece Course II: The Mycenaeans
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$131 inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.

Ancient Greece Course III: The Persian Invasions of Greece

History courses in Sydney. 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 in Sydney 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... [More]
Back to Top
Ancient Greece Course III: The Persian Invasions of Greece
University of Sydney (Venue TBA)
$131 inc GST

Course added to cart.

Proceed to Checkout Close this message
Enrol Now
There are places available
If there isn't a class to suit you, please join the waiting list.