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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.

Archaeology of Ancient Greece Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. 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 by one the museum’s staff archaeologists, ensuring you enjoy a comprehensive and up-close experience of the best collection of antiquities from Ancient... [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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Gallipoli Course: The Road to Gallipoli

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 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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History of Archaeology Course

History. See the future. It’s in the past. Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum. In this course, you will gain an understanding of archaeology and how it has developed as an academic discipline over three centuries. Epochs of archaeological enquiry from antiquarianism through to a modern experimental scientific approach are considered. The work of great archaeologists of the past are also examined,... [More]
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History of Archaeology Course

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Learn about the history of archaeology while handling museum artefacts from the University of Sydney’s Nicholson museum.</p><p>In this course, you will

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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This Latin American history course looks at the creation of the Americas starting with the 1492 arrival of Columbus. It is a paradigmatic history (a discovery, encounter or invasion) that is fundamental to understanding the formation of the modern world. This course begins by examining the spectacular indigenous pre-Columbian civilisations (Aztec, Mayan, Incan and others) followed by the European conquest. We will then consider the lasting... [More]
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Latin America History Course: The New World and Five Centuries of Colonialism

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This Latin American history course looks at the creation of the Americas starting with the 1492 arrival of Columbus. It is a paradigmatic history (a <

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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

History. See the future. It’s in the past. This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the small matters of history, geography and religion. Irish history from the past to the present is covered, encompassing luminary figures in history that have shaped the politics of this country. Outcomes By the end of this course, you should be able to: demonstrate a general understanding of... [More]
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Ireland Course: The Celts to the Celtic Tiger

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>This course introduces you to the history of Ireland – its beliefs, legends, customs, festival celebrations and storytelling traditions, as well as the

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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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Gallipoli Course: 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: 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

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

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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

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

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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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join us for a day visiting the remarkable town of Ravenna, filled with mosaic treasures and historical memories.</p><p>A small town on the Adriatic sea

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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

<p>{block name:“Course Tagline - History”}</p><p>Join us for a fascinating exploration of the artistic and cultural traditions of the Ottoman Renaissance. The course primarily focuses on the

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