The Many Misadventures of Collectors of the Past

The theme of this year’s History Week is ‘Hands On History’ and this workshop explores people who used their hands to build our knowledge of history, by picking up artefacts, fossils, living specimens, and random treasures for the glory of the empire. By going back to the 18th and 19th centuries when the sciences were finding their feet we can have fun with the most dramatic, scandalous, and entertaining stories ranging over continents, classes, and fields of endeavour.

DELIVERY MODE

  • Face-to-Face

COURSE OUTLINE

  • Plant collectors: Aboriginal, colonial, and imperial
  • Fossil collectors
  • Dinosaur collectors
  • Ancient site collectors
  • Imperial treasure collectors

LEARNING OUTCOMES

By the end of this course, students should be able to:

  1. Explore collecting within the cultural context of the 18th and 19th centuries: education, social, and political influences 2. Know the significant historical figures who collected
  2. Discover common features across different fields of collection, and different western nations
$39 Limited

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09 Sep

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