Units of study

ANHS3635 - Historiography Ancient and Modern

Semester 1, 2014  |  Credit Points: 6

Coordinator: Ben Brown
Email: benjamin.brown@sydney.edu.au


From Herodotus to Robert Darnton; from Thucydides to John Mearsheimer; from Plutarch's Life of Julius Caesar to Barack Obama's autobiography. In this unit of study you will compare ancient and modern ways of writing history. You will study relevant key texts, theories, and methods - both ancient and modern - and use them in your own historiographic practice. Brace yourself for an unusual, insightful, and challenging journey from ancient Egypt, via Greece and Rome, to modern France and Australia. Looking at history will never be the same again.


1x3000wd research essay (40%), 1x1000wd student-led exercise (30%), 1x500wd writing journal/online discussion board (20%) and tutorial participation (10%)


2x1-hr lectures/week, 1x1-hr tutorial/week


(12 senior credit points from Ancient History) or (12 senior credit points from History)


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