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History of the Vandals

They have a bad reputation, lending their name to senseless destruction. But historically their achievements are rarely considered. Their conquest of Spain, North Africa and the western Mediterranean reveals them as one of the major powers of the Middle Ages. Their story gives us fascinating glimpses into the condition of a Europe in upheaval while its mistress Rome was dying from its own decadence. SUGGESTED READING There is a very little about the Vandals in English, apart from... [More]
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March 1917 - The End of the Russian Empire

On 15 March 1917 the last Russian Emperor, Tzar Nicholas II, abdicated and rescinded all claims to the Russian throne for himself and his heirs and thus marked the end of the Romanov Dynasty and ultimately the Russian Empire altogether. To mark the centenary of this event, this course will look at the reasons for Nicholas' decision and the various historic events leading up to, as well as following after, the abdication. SUGGESTED READING Crown of tragedy: Nicholas II / Noble... [More]
March 1917 - The End of the Russian Empire
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Early Islam

The world turned on its axis with the spread of Islam in the 7th century. Within 15 years the Holy Land, Persia and Egypt had fallen, 50 years later so too all of North Africa and Spain. But why and how did Islam emerge? What role did earlier religions play in forming basic principles? Why were its rivals, Byzantine Constantinople and the Sassanian Empire of Persia, unable to stop the flow of troops and cultural ideas of early Islam? This illustrated course traces this process, and... [More]
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Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century

Take the Journey from the Bohemian 1900’s, through to the radical Art Nouveau movement and the emergence of Modernism. Visit the richly decorative style of the Art Deco period, the optimism and innovation of mid Century design, all the way through to the Swinging Sixties. We will discuss the development and changes through history in furniture design, textiles, colour palettes, and architecture, both in Australia and internationally and what led to the emergence of these iconic... [More]
Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century
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Interior Style & Design Trends through the 20th Century
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An Introduction to Social Media: Making it Work for your Projects

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. In this digital age, social media offers so many options for historical societies and anyone with an interest in connecting with others, and sharing and promoting work. Using the RAHS as a case study, Suzanne Holohan, RAHS General Manager, and Graham Sciberras, RAHS Digital Media, will discuss ways in which using social media can be utilised to maximum benefit.... [More]
An Introduction to Social Media: Making it Work for your Projects
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The Diary of Samuel Pepys

Samuel Pepys' diary, covering a decade of his life was written while he was relatively young. It is up there among the greatest diaries of the English language. Pepys lived in 17th Century London and was he was an eyewitness to two great disasters – the Plague and the Great Fire. This lecture will examine the London of Pepys using his own words as our guide. COURSE OUTLINE In this course, students will read an abridged version of Samuel Pepys' diary, pausing to examine the 17th... [More]
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Germanic Tribes

Julius Caesar named the Barbarians to the Northeast of the Roman Empire ‘Germanii’ - the Germans. But who were these peoples? Where did they come from? Do they still exist today and where did they end up living? We will explore the origins and destinies of some two dozen Germanic peoples including not only the famous Franks and Saxons, but also such lesser known tribes as the Ubii and Avars. SUGGESTED READING Gallic Wars / Julius Caesar. Manchester University Press 1995 Germania /... [More]
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