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A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

For ballet lovers who want to learn the history and cultural context of this art form. We analyse performances and choreographic structures, and explore the meaning of movement in different choreographic repertoires. The course outlines the origins of ballet and the milestones achieved by ballet practitioners throughout the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries in Europe and Russia and its transmission to Australia. SUGGESTED READING Jennifer Homans, Apollo’s Angels: A History of... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
A History of Ballet: From Europe to Australia

<p>For ballet lovers who want to learn the history and cultural context of this art form. We analyse performances and choreographic structures, and explore the meaning of movement in different

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Asian Nations: The Demise of the European Empires in Asia 1945-1950

Huge changes took place in the Asian nations in the years immediately after World War 2. China became a Communist dictatorship in 1949 and invaded Tibet in 1950. Indonesia, India, Vietnam and Cambodia fought their European colonial masters for independence. The Korean War 1950-1953 entrenched polarised Communist and Non Communist blocs in the Cold War and remains a highly contested area of foreign policy in 2018. Japan struggled to emerge from the horrors of the atomic bombs... [More]
$108 Limited inc GST / $97
Asian Nations: The Demise of the European Empires in Asia 1945-1950

<p>Huge changes took place in the Asian nations in the years immediately after World War 2. China became a Communist dictatorship in 1949 and invaded Tibet in 1950. Indonesia, India, Vietnam and

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Korea: From Hermit Kingdom to Today

Discover the history of Korea from its beginnings to today, as well as its culture and language. Look at relations with China, time as a Japanese colony, the Korean War which began in 1950, relations between North (DPRK) and South (ROK) to date, and its importance to Australia. COURSE OUTLINE Session 1: Korean history from the beginning to the end of WW2, Korean culture, language and character, Japanese colony and its implications Session 2: The Division into North and South,... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Korea: From Hermit Kingdom to Today

<p>Discover the history of Korea from its beginnings to today, as well as its culture and language. Look at relations with China, time as a Japanese colony, the Korean War which began in 1950,

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What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society. Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney. Speaker: Gail Davis Despite the development of optical character recognition (OCR) software (high‐speed search tools and databases that can answer research queries instantly), deciphering handwritten documents still challenges some researchers. For them, a page of ‘running writing’ can be as impenetrable as Egyptian hieroglyphics. Join Gail Davis (State Archives &... [More]
$35 Limited inc GST / $32
What Does it Say? The Art of Deciphering Handwritten Documents from the Late 18th Century

<strong>In Association with the Royal Australian Historical Society.</strong><br/><em><strong>Course Location: History House, 133 Macquarie St, Sydney.</strong></em><br/><strong>Speaker:</strong>

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Haiti: Where Slaves Became Emperors

In 1804 the slaves of France’s wealthiest colony defeated Napoleon’s colonial forces to free themselves and create the first “black” republic. A few years later, their first head of state, Dessailines crowned himself emperor and despot, turning the world upside down again. But the debt France demanded crippled the new nation, and foreign invaders and dictators – and the very land itself – continued to crush Haiti over the centuries ever since, though the people hold onto their... [More]
$72 Limited inc GST / $65
Haiti: Where Slaves Became Emperors

<p>In 1804 the slaves of France’s wealthiest colony defeated Napoleon’s colonial forces to free themselves and create the first “black” republic. A few years later, their first head of state,

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Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a crime which we now know as the Holocaust. In this course we examine the history of three genocides: the Holocaust, the Cambodian Genocide and the Rwandan genocide. Over three weeks, and six classes, this course will explore the ongoing legacy of these three catastrophic events primarily... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
Crime Without a Name: Genocide in the 20th Century

<p>In August 1941, Winston Churchill informed the British people in a radio broadcast that “We are in the presence of a crime without a name.” He was referring to the destruction of European Jewry, a

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History of Economic Thought

Discover the ideas of some of the great economic thinkers. The trickle-down effect, social security, the invisible hand of the market, and free trade: these are ideas that underpin our political, social, economic, and ethical framework. Trace the origins of these influential and contentious ideas and discuss them critically in the contemporary context. Read the works of thinkers such as Adam Smith, Karl Marx, John Maynard Keynes, and Friedrich Hayek. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction:... [More]
$228 Limited inc GST / $205
History of Economic Thought

<p>Discover the ideas of some of the great economic thinkers. The trickle-down effect, social security, the invisible hand of the market, and free trade: these are ideas that underpin our political,

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