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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.

Swiss Moments in Time Course: From Julius Caesar to the 20th Century

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 CCE, The University of Sydney. This course will provide those with an interest in Swiss cultural achievements and Switzerland’s history and culture as perceived by others, an opportunity of developing this interest in depth through an examination of significant moments in Switzerland’s cultural history. Aims This... [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 CCE, 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... [More]
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Classic Journeys: America's National Parks - the Culture and Landscape of the American West
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Walking Colonial Sydney 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 CCE, The University of Sydney. Explore Sydney’s colonial heritage. In this series of four sessions we explore fascinating aspects of Sydney’s colonial history on foot. Colonial sites include, The Rocks, Macquarie Street, the Botanic Gardens and the historic South Head peninsula. We’ll conclude with a group luncheon... [More]
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Walking Colonial Sydney Course
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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 CCE, 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
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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 CCE, 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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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 CCE, 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... [More]
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Iran Study Day: The Glory of Ancient Persia
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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 CCE, 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. We take a 22 day trip into the TOP END. We journey through some of Australia’s iconic areas, camping out and... [More]
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Classic Journeys Course: Alice Spring to Darwin, Overland
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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 CCE, 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... [More]
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Ancient Sicily Course: Greeks, Phoenicians and Romans
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History Course: Medieval 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 CCE, The University of Sydney. The Arabs invaded Sassanid Persia in the mid 7th Century AD bringing the Islamization of the region and the gradual decline of Zoroastrianism. Despite this, Persian culture would have a great influence on these and all subsequent conquerors, with mediaeval Persia producing some of the... [More]
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History Course: Medieval Persia
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Medieval Sicily Course: Byzantines, Arabs and Normans

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 CCE, The University of Sydney. Sicily is located in the centre of the Mediterranean and has always been a cross roads of various cultures. In late antiquity the island was ruled by the Vandals, Goths and then the Byzantine Empire. In mediaeval times Sicily was invaded by Muslims from North Africa who created a... [More]
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Medieval Sicily Course: Byzantines, Arabs and Normans
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