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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On 15 March 1917 the last Russian Emperor, Tzar Nicholas II, abdicated and rescinded all claims to the Russian throne for himself and his heirs and thus marked the end of the Romanov Dynasty and ultimately the Russian Empire altogether.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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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]
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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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Australian History and Literature

The course looks at Australian history from the start of European interest in the country and its consequent settlement. With every period in history, we read books and other texts that correspond with that period. We ask the same questions that people have been asking themselves from the moment they landed here: what is this country, how do I fit in it, who are we, what does it mean to be Australian, who belongs and how do we test that, what are Australian values and ideas and... [More]
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Introduction to German History

Unlike other European powers Germany became a nation state only late in history, yet its beginnings can be traced back to the Roman Empire and beyond. This course will provide an overview of the events and developments that shaped the country into the biggest economy in Europe over the course of more than two millennia. COURSE OUTLINE Pre-History and Antiquity – Stone Age, Roman Empire. Germanic Tribes and Big Migration. Christianisation – Charlemagne and the Carolingian Empire.... [More]
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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]
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