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Nazism: Rise and Success, 1923-1939

How did the Nazis come to power in Germany? How did they consolidate their success? What really were Nazism’s goals and how did they realise them in peacetime before World War II? This course seeks to examine these and other questions, with attention both to how people lived in Germany under Nazism and to the ways historians have studied and explained it. We shall study propaganda materials, art and architecture, and film, dealing both with propaganda and with historical fact. A... [More]

A Study of World War II: Specific Purpose Groups and Organisations - Part 2

Throughout the dark years of World War II, citizens and soldiers of various nations formed groups and organisations for specific purposes related to the war. Some groups were involved in clandestine operations which involved espionage, resistance and sabotage. Others were active in the defence of their homelands in organisations commissioned by their governments, while others operated secretly and quite independently of any government authority or military forces. The strategic... [More]

A History of Aboriginal Political Thought

This course concentrates on Aboriginal political perspectives since 1788. It deals with Aboriginal readings of the state and its role in people’s lives which at times incorporates non – Aboriginal people as well. Influences drawn on and rejected are discussed as well as Aboriginal analyses of history. It relies on printed and some documentary sources. SUGGESTED READING Bain Attwood and Andrew Markus, The Struggle for Aboriginal Rights: A Documentary History, Sydney, 1999 H.... [More]

Britain After Rome: The Rise of the Anglo Saxons

In 410 AD the Roman Emperor Honorius told a delegation of pleading Britons that they had to look to their own defences against marauding Germanic tribes. The Romans had enough problems of their own. After almost 400 years of rule, Rome abandoned its once treasured province, Britannia. The history of Britain fell into a Dark Age for two centuries. This darkness is gradually being dispelled by new archaeological discoveries that are shining a light on this ‘dark age’ of the British... [More]

From Wilson to Trump: US Presidents that Changed History

This course will explore some of the most influential U.S. Presidents of the last century, from Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the First World War, through to business tycoon Donald Trump, a man who has promised to “Make America Great Again.” On the way we will discuss Cold War President, Harry S. Truman, take a closer look at the charismatic John F. Kennedy and the two Republican Presidents, Richard Nixon and Ronald Regan, and explore the legacy and times of... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
From Wilson to Trump: US Presidents that Changed History

<p>This course will explore some of the most influential U.S. Presidents of the last century, from Woodrow Wilson and Franklin D. Roosevelt, during the First World War, through to business tycoon

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The World of the Etruscans

From the 8th – 4th centuries BC the sophisticated and innovative Etruscans dominated the beautiful area of Italy now known as Tuscany. Their ancient native culture interacted with those of Greece and Phoenicia to produce an astonishing array of frescos, jewellery, sculpture and pottery. The Etruscans were famous for their oracles, metalwork, and elaborate “cities of the dead”. Their civilization profoundly influenced, and threatened, the Romans who gradually obliterated Etruscan... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
The World of the Etruscans

<p>From the 8th – 4th centuries BC the sophisticated and innovative Etruscans dominated the beautiful area of Italy now known as Tuscany. Their ancient native culture interacted with those of Greece

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The Plantagenets

The Plantagenet family ruled England from 1154, when Henry II took the throne and ended the war between Stephen and Matilda, until 1485, when the infamous Richard III lost the battle (and the kingdom) to Henry Tudor, the future Henry VII. Come and learn all about this fascinating family; the scandals and the treachery; the intrigue and the betrayals; and of course the wars, at home and abroad. And there’s more: the cultural legacy of the Magna Carta, the Universities of Oxford and... [More]
$158 Limited inc GST / $142
The Plantagenets

<p>The Plantagenet family ruled England from 1154, when Henry II took the throne and ended the war between Stephen and Matilda, until 1485, when the infamous Richard III lost the battle (and the

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Revolution, Reaction and Musical Romanticism

Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period was in forming our modern musical experience as well as looking at the social history of the 19th century and its impact on the lives of both the listening public and the musicians. COURSE OUTLINE Why Romanticism –There are many difference in the 19th century from all other periods in... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Revolution, Reaction and Musical Romanticism

<p>Many of the ways in which we listen to music, behave in concert halls and treat our performers and composers were formed during the Romantic period. This series looks at how influential this period

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Treasures of the Medieval World

From illuminated manuscripts to tapestries, and from humble Romanesque architecture to the soaring gothic glories of the 14th century, the Medieval period represents an often overlooked period of artistic excellence. We examine many of the key formative aspects of medieval life, including social, cultural, literary, musical, and architectural legacies from Western Europe in the 5th to the 15th centuries and enjoy a day of rich beauty. SUGGESTED READING Medieval Europe: a short... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Treasures of the Medieval World

<p>From illuminated manuscripts to tapestries, and from humble Romanesque architecture to the soaring gothic glories of the 14th century, the Medieval period represents an often overlooked period of

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