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A Short History of Hawaii: Sunshine State with a Dark Past

This short course was developed in conjunction with the Hawaiian Historical Society, during the tutor’s recent visit. It includes images of material held in the Society’s library and extracts from original documents. Hawaii is one of the three U.S. states which were formerly independent nations, but the only one in which the former government was violently overthrown. It is now the only State with a majority Asian population. COURSE OUTLINE From the beginning, to the arrival of... [More]
$138 Limited inc GST / $124
A Short History of Hawaii: Sunshine State with a Dark Past

<p>This short course was developed in conjunction with the Hawaiian Historical Society, during the tutor’s recent visit. It includes images of material held in the Society’s library and extracts from

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A History of Ballet: From its Roots to the 19th Century

A theoretical introduction to the history of ballet for ballet lovers who want to learn the history of this art form from its beginning to the end of nineteenth century. The aim of the course is to improve our understanding of the meaning of performances, choreography and of movement. The course outlines the origins of ballet and the milestones achieved by ballet practitioners throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and Russia. SUGGESTED READING Jennifer... [More]
$119 Limited inc GST / $107
A History of Ballet: From its Roots to the 19th Century

<p>A theoretical introduction to the history of ballet for ballet lovers who want to learn the history of this art form from its beginning to the end of nineteenth century. The aim of the course is to

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The War in the Air: 1914 to 1918

A look at the key developments in technology, organisation, strategy and tactics of war in the air in WWI. We also examine the life of pilots and aircrew: their training, the parachute scandal, the impact on pilots of continuous operations; before studying the changing technical supremacy which swung from one side to the other over the course of the war. SUGGESTED READING Les Carlyon, The Great War, Pan Macmillan 2006 Joshua Levine, On a Wing and a Prayer, Collins 2008 Alan Clark,... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
The War in the Air: 1914 to 1918

<p>A look at the key developments in technology, organisation, strategy and tactics of war in the air in WWI. We also examine the life of pilots and aircrew: their training, the parachute scandal, the

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Introduction to Family History Research

This course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of multiple websites and teaches an organised approach to searching and recording. This course encourages students to use state and local libraries and genealogical organisations. This course assumes a basic level of computer and internet literacy. Students are encouraged to bring some ancestor... [More]
$185 Limited inc GST / $167
Introduction to Family History Research

<p>This course provides a basic introduction to the main primary and secondary sources of information required to build family histories. It provides the opportunity for a hands-on exploration of

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From Lenin to Putin: Russian Leaders in the 20th Century

A closer look at some of the most influential Russian leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Lenin and his Bolshevik Revolution to Russia’s ‘New Czar’ Putin. We will also discuss – using multimedia tools – Stalin and his successor Khrushev, and the charismatic Gorbachev and his reform policies of ‘Glasnost’ and ‘Perestroika’ that signaled the end of the Soviet Union. SUGGESTED READING Gorbachev, Mikhail, The New Russia, (Polity Press, 2016); Kenez, Peter, A History of the... [More]
$224 Limited inc GST / $202
From Lenin to Putin: Russian Leaders in the 20th Century

<p>A closer look at some of the most influential Russian leaders of the 20th and 21st centuries, from Lenin and his Bolshevik Revolution to Russia’s ‘New Czar’ Putin. We will also discuss – using

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The History of Greeks in Australia

One of the most established groups in Australia’s multicultural landscape, it is estimated that Greeks are the seventh largest ethnic group in Australia. We look at the history of and culture of the Greeks in Australia, from the first settlement in the early 19th century right up to today; and consider the enormous contribution Greek Australians have made to our society. COURSE OUTLINE The Earliest Greek settlers to Australia: Greek immigration to Australia began in the early... [More]
$86 Limited inc GST / $77
The History of Greeks in Australia

<p>One of the most established groups in Australia’s multicultural landscape, it is estimated that Greeks are the seventh largest ethnic group in Australia. We look at the history of and culture of

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Famous Conspiracy Cases That Made History

Explore some of the most famous conspiracy cases: John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, the disappearance – without a trace – of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Hold in 1967, and the theory that the first moon landing in 1969 was faked in a secret Hollywood studio. Last but not least, we will take a closer look, separating facts from fiction, at the conspiracy theories about the 9/11 terrorist attacks. SUGGESTED READING Bosworth, R.J.B., Mussolini, (London: Arnold, 2002);... [More]
$207 Limited inc GST / $186
Famous Conspiracy Cases That Made History

<p>Explore some of the most famous conspiracy cases: John F. Kennedy’s assassination in 1963, the disappearance – without a trace – of the Australian Prime Minister Harold Hold in 1967, and the theory

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The Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

Why is Rachel Carson’s Silent Spring (1962) hailed as one of the most influential books of the 20th Century heralding in the modern environment movement? Why was Silent Spring so ferociously attacked when it was first published? How did Silent Spring lead to improved environmental legislation not only in the United States, but around the world? How is Rachel Carson’s message relevant today? SUGGESTED READING Rachel L. Carson, Silent Spring, Hamish Hamilton, London 1962 Rachel L.... [More]
$36 Limited inc GST
The Legacy of Rachel Carson's Silent Spring

<p>Why is Rachel Carson’s <em>Silent Spring</em> (1962) hailed as one of the most influential books of the 20th Century heralding in the modern environment movement? Why was <em>Silent Spring</em> so

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Nazism at War: Success, Defeat and Occupation 1939 - 1948

Hitler planned for war from the beginning of the regime. This course is not a military history, but rather examines Nazi ideology and its growing radicalisation, popular support for war, the Holocaust, and German and international resistance. It will also discuss policies of Fortress Europe and Allied policies after German defeat. The course will include slides, written materials, and film segments. SUGGESTED READING Eric Johnson, K.H. Reuband, What We Knew: Terror, Mass Murder,... [More]
$240 Limited inc GST / $216
Nazism at War: Success, Defeat and Occupation 1939 - 1948

<p>Hitler planned for war from the beginning of the regime. This course is not a military history, but rather examines Nazi ideology and its growing radicalisation, popular support for war, the

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