Presenting the Past (HSTY6987)


A work of history may range in scope from a single life to the forces of internationalism, from a single moment to the span of human history, from a single locality to the globe. Why, and how, do historians tell such different stories? In this unit we explore the ideologies and social perspectives that underpin the historian's craft. Examining trends in historical scholarship, we consider how engagement with different methodologies has contributed to the social, cultural, intellectual and political 'turns'.

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1x2-hr seminar/week


1x4000wd essay (75%), 1x1000wd seminar paper (15%) and class participation (10%)

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