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Celebrating Woodstock: 50 Years On

Woodstock started it all. We look at the music, the people and the culture as we celebrate its 50th anniversary. [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
Celebrating Woodstock: 50 Years On

Woodstock started it all. We look at the music, the people and the culture as we celebrate its 50th anniversary.

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The First Crusade - "The Most Miraculous Undertaking since the Resurrection of Jesus"

A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why did Pope Urban II call for holy war in 1095, why was the response from elites and common folk so dramatic, and why did 100,000 people journey 4,000 kilometres from Europe to Jerusalem in apparent pursuit of a spiritual goal? This course explores the context of the First Crusade, the crusade campaign and the implications for European history. The course will... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST
The First Crusade - "The Most Miraculous Undertaking since the Resurrection of Jesus"

A contemporary chronicler described the First Crusade as the most miraculous undertaking since the resurrection of Jesus. Why did Pope Urban II call for holy war in 1095, why was the response from

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Maoris: The People of the Long White Cloud

The Maoris have only lived in New Zealand for a relatively short time. But in that time they created a strong and unique culture which has withstood the strains of European settlement better than many but which has still suffered from racial, cultural and economic abuse. This course explores the Maoris before the coming of the “Pakehas”, the white people and how they were treated during their contact period and how they have fared into modern times. SUGGESTED READING Alan Duff,... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
Maoris: The People of the Long White Cloud

<p>The Maoris have only lived in New Zealand for a relatively short time. But in that time they created a strong and unique culture which has withstood the strains of European settlement better than

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From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the phenomenon. Through a historic survey of the subject, it will aim to build a perspective on how the contemporary condition of Fashion developed. COURSE OUTLINE On Identity – An introduction on what individual and social identity is and how it finds its place in our everyday lives, also putting an... [More]
$192 Limited inc GST / $173
From Catherine de Medici to Mary Quant: A Historical Overview of Fashion Identity and Politics

<p>A six week course on Fashion, focusing on the expression of social, cultural and individual identity, and the place of politics in relation to it, as very strong influences which shape the

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If there isn't a class to suit you, please the waiting list.

Great Battlefields of the American Civil War

During the four years of the American Civil War, the combatants fought nearly 400 battles in 29 states and territories, with the loss of more than 620 000 lives. Many of these battlefields have been lovingly preserved and carefully restored. We visit 10 of the most significant battlefields, in the three major theatres of war, with a tutor who has visited them all. We begin in Manassas, Virginia, the scene of two of the bloodiest battles, including the first major engagement, and... [More]
$25 Limited inc GST
Great Battlefields of the American Civil War

During the four years of the American Civil War, the combatants fought nearly 400 battles in 29 states and territories, with the loss of more than 620 000 lives. Many of these battlefields have been

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Landscapes of War through the Lens of Poetry

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates the harsh reality of the war scape from the dream-like scape of peace. [More]
$25 Limited inc GST
Landscapes of War through the Lens of Poetry

The poetry of war is an evocative and moving testimony to the horrors of war and the memories of peace. War poetry is rich in pathos yet there is humour, there is anger and yet tolerance and separates

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Hitler and America: Contradictions and Conspiracy

Hitler’s attitude towards the US was nothing if not contradictory. On the one hand Hitler seemed to be fascinated by the United States, referring to it as an industrial colossus worthy of imitation and was even watching American films, amusing himself with Mickey Mouse cartoons. On the other hand, he called America a feeble country and dreamt of seeing New York in flames. Shortly after he had declared war on the United States on December 11, 1941, Hitler wanted to show the... [More]
$110 Limited inc GST / $99
Hitler and America: Contradictions and Conspiracy

<p>Hitler’s attitude towards the US was nothing if not contradictory. On the one hand Hitler seemed to be fascinated by the United States, referring to it as an industrial colossus worthy of imitation

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Shaping History: Ten Famous Spies

Visit the secret world of ten famous spies. All of whom shaped history. Mata Hari and the Austrian spy Alfred Redl; the Red spies in the ‘Manhattan Project’; British double agent Kim Philby; the ‘Stasi’ spy Günter Guillaume, and more. COURSE OUTLINE Introduction, Mata Hari Alfred Redl, Cicero Richard Sorge, Klaus Fuchs, The Rosenbergs Kim Philby, Christine Keeler, The Profumo Affair Günter Guillaume, Rudolf Abel PLANNED LEARNING OUTCOMES By the end of this course, students should... [More]

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