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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 Decline of the Roman Empire

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. It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing about the decline and fall of the city. His classic work which emphasised the negative effects of autocracy, barbarism and religion, has long... [More]
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History Course: The Decline of the Roman Empire

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>It was at dusk on 15th October 1764 when Edward Gibbon, sitting amidst the ruins on the Capitoline Hill at Rome, first conceived the idea of writing

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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

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. Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s most powerful empires. Among the sites we visit are the awe-inspiring Achaemenid palaces and tombs of Persepolis, Susa, and Naqsh-i Rustam.... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Few countries can boast of such an illustrious past as Iran (ancient Persia). Join us for this richly-illustrated Study Day in which we examine Iran’s

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Gallipoli Course 1: The Road to Gallipoli

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. 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... [More]
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Gallipoli Course 1: The Road to Gallipoli

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>{block name:“Tutor - Harvey Broadbent”}</p><p>How did the Anzacs and the Turks come to be fighting each other at Gallipoli? This course traces the

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Gallipoli Course 2: The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915

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. 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... [More]
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Gallipoli Course 2: The Gallipoli Campaign, 1915

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>{block name:“Tutor - Harvey Broadbent”}</p><p>What military planning, actions and events on the battlefield determined the outcome of the Gallipoli

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History Course: Ancient Persia

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 region of Persia (modern Iran and beyond), has a long and complex history. Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, the region developed complex urban society under the Elamites. The Medes were the first to politically unify the region in 625 BC. Cyrus the Great subsequently founded the... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Persia

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>The region of Persia (modern Iran and beyond), has a long and complex history. Inhabited for 100,000 years ago, the region developed complex urban

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Gallipoli Course 3: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

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. 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... [More]
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Gallipoli Course 3: The Gallipoli Record and Legacy

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>{block name:“Tutor - Harvey Broadbent”}</p><p>The Gallipoli Campaign and Gallipoli ‘mythology’ is an enduring part of the cultural mythologies of both

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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

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. Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney. You will handle genuine archaeological artefacts, engaging in a detailed analysis of material culture displayed in the museum gallery. The course is run... [More]
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Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about Ancient Greece while exploring the brilliant collection of antiquities at the Nicholson Museum at the University of Sydney.</p><p>You will

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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 Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>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

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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

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 our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These impressive cities included: Pergamum, Aphrodisias, Priene, Ephesus and Miletus. During this course, we will examine the foundation and... [More]
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History Course: Ancient Cities of Western Turkey

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our short history course and learn about the ancient Greeks and the many cities they established along the Aegean coast of Western Turkey. These

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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

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 our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt. When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in 1798 with 335 ships and 40,000 men, it was the largest long-distance sea-borne force in history. Napoleon took with him more than 150 scientists... [More]
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History Course: Napoleon in Egypt

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join our newest history course from Michael Birrell and learn all about Napoleon’s invasion of Egypt.</p><p>When Napoleon Bonaparte invaded Egypt in

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