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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 CCE, the University of Sydney.

History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course will take you on a journey through the history of Islamic civilisations; beginning with the Dark Ages in the 7th Century, through the Renaissance in the 16th century, until the beginning of the 20th century when the Ottoman Caliphate was abolished in 1924. The Dark Ages was a particularly interesting period, with Islamic civilisations flourishing and stretching from China in the East to Spain in the West. In what ways can... [More]
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History Course: The Legacy of Islamic Civilisations 632-1924

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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for an exploration of early modern Ottoman art compared with the artwork of the Renaissance in Italy. We will particularly focus on the works of Michelangelo and of Sinan, looking at the artists' thematic representations in their major works, including the Last Judgement and Rustern Pasha Mosque. We will also look at how the work of each artist inspires spiritual and inward contemplation, and establishes a connection between the... [More]
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Art History Course: Michelangelo meets Sinan

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History Course: Ravenna Mosaics and Historical Memories

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a day visiting the remarkable town of Ravenna, filled with mosaic treasures and historical memories. A small town on the Adriatic sea, Ravenna is famous today for the shimmering Byzantine-style mosaics in its World Heritage-listed buildings. This unassuming town has a long and fascinating history. In this course, you will examine the unique mosaics of Ravenna while delving into the town’s equally unique history – from Roman... [More]
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History Course: Ravenna Mosaics and Historical Memories

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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Join us for a fascinating exploration of the artistic and cultural traditions of the Ottoman Renaissance. The course primarily focuses on the development of Ottoman mosque and monumental tomb architecture, and also includes other decorative arts including Iznik ceramics, calligraphy, and the arts of the book. We will also engage in several contemporary discussions of architecture and its intersection with both state ideology and cultural... [More]
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History Course: The Ottoman Renaissance, 1413-1575

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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Harvey Broadbent Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and... [More]
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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

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Ibn Battuta Course: Muslim Traveller of the 14th Century

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Ibn Battuta is considered one of the greatest travellers of all time. He set out from his native city of Tangier in 1325 at the age of 21 on a pilgrimage to Mecca. By the time he returned, 29 years later, he had visited most of the Muslim world as far as China. This course will examine the first part of his remarkable journey; his travels from Tangier to Constantinople (modern Istanbul). We will explore the contemporary cultures that Ibn... [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. This course examines the 18th Dynasty (1570-1293 BC) when Egypt acquired an Empire in the Near East and Nubia. We will explore the history of Egypt from the expulsion of the Hyksos down to the end of the 18th Dynasty. This was a period when the country was at its most cosmopolitan, wealthy and dynamic, an era of pharaohs such as Tuthmosis I, Hatshepsut, Tuthmosis III, Amenhotep III, Akhenaten and Tutankhamun. The course examines the... [More]
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Gallipoli Course: The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Harvey Broadbent Harvey Broadbent AM is a well-known writer, lecturer, broadcaster, documentary film and TV producer. In January 2016 he received the prestigious award of Member of the Order of Australia for his life time’s work in researching and writing history and producing historical documentaries. The citation reads 'For significant service to the literary arts as an author and publisher, to the television industry as a producer, and... [More]
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Out of Africa Course: The Fossil Evidence for Human Evolution

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Archaeological research has been able to identify important examples of the evolution of modern humans from ape-like ancestors. Important finds were made by Louis Leakey in Olduvai Gorge which made it clear that early humans arose in east Africa. Subsequent finds, including the famous ‘Lucy’ in Ethiopia have made it clear Australopithecus afarensis is out oldest direct hominin ancestor. This course traces the evolution of humans using the... [More]
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The Lost Kingdoms of Southern Africa Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Archaeological research has identified important developments in the evolution of society in Southern Africa. The San Bushmen were the native hunter-gatherer peoples of the region. Subsequently, Khoi pastoralists entered the region and were followed by Bantu speaking farmers from central Africa. They created the first urban societies in the region including the Kingdom of Mapungubwe on the Limpopo River. In medieval times, the Kingdom of... [More]
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