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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]

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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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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Australian Colonial History: Macarthur, Harris, and the Kings

John Macarthur, of Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, and surgeon John Harris, of Harris Park, were not the best neighbours. John Macarthur’s ambitions involved harnessing the compliance of the Rum Corps (and the rest of the colony) and isolating Governor King. Difficulties arose when John Harris started to support King, and things became even more complicated when nephew Hannibal (across the Parramatta River) actually married into the King family. COURSE OUTLINE John Macarthur... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
Australian Colonial History: Macarthur, Harris, and the Kings

<p>John Macarthur, of Elizabeth Farm in Parramatta, and surgeon John Harris, of Harris Park, were not the best neighbours. John Macarthur’s ambitions involved harnessing the compliance of the Rum

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The Great Game: The Contest between Great Britain and Russia for Control in East 1810 - 1914

The “Great Game” refers to the contest between Great Britain and Czarist Russia for influence and control over an area extending from the Ottoman Empire at the edge of Europe east through to Persia, Central Asia, Afghanistan, India, and China from the Napoleonic Wars to World War I. The game was played with periods of accommodation between the two powers through to direct conflict between the two such as occurred in the Crimean War. It was characterised with great feats of... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
The Great Game: The Contest between Great Britain and Russia for Control in East 1810 - 1914

<p>The “Great Game” refers to the contest between Great Britain and Czarist Russia for influence and control over an area extending from the Ottoman Empire at the edge of Europe east through to Persia

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Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

From the mid-19th C, as the Ottoman empire began to crumble, millions of Turks, Greeks and other peoples were forced to move elsewhere. The process accelerated during the chaos of World War I, and the Armenians, wedged between Ottoman Turkey and Imperial Russia, suffered more than most, during and after the war. Somewhere between 300 000 and 1½ million Armenians died in these forced relocations. Officially, Armenia describes the deaths as ‘genocide’, but Turkey claims the... [More]
$104 Limited inc GST / $94
Armenians in the Ottoman Empire

<p>From the mid-19th C, as the Ottoman empire began to crumble, millions of Turks, Greeks and other peoples were forced to move elsewhere. The process accelerated during the chaos of World War I,

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Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys

Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney is some of the finest in Australia. Built in response to an economic boom in the 1840s, both public and private buildings were designed with less adherence to the prevailing Georgian style, moving to a more fanciful and free variation on a theme of Gothic. From the vast and ornate St Mary’s Cathedral, to the private homes of Sydney, we look at the history of these beautiful buildings and the tribute they provide to medieval... [More]
$70 Limited inc GST / $63
Gothic Sydney - From St Denis to St Marys

<p>Neo-Gothic or Gothic Revival architecture in Sydney is some of the finest in Australia. Built in response to an economic boom in the 1840s, both public and private buildings were designed with less

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