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Re-writing the Past? Counter-Factual Debates about Crucial Events

What is the point of speculating about the past? Why even try to ‘rewind history’? Why, that is, attempt to refight battles of the past or reconstruct events? A number of eminent scholars (Richard J Evans, Niall Ferguson, Philip Tetlock, John Elster, etc, see below) have pressed the point that ‘opening up the past’ does indeed offer significant promise to enhance our understanding of key events in history; for example - After their loss at the Battle of Midway, could the Japanese... [More]
$38 Limited inc GST / $34
Re-writing the Past? Counter-Factual Debates about Crucial Events

<p>What is the point of speculating about the past? Why even try to ‘rewind history’? Why, that is, attempt to refight battles of the past or reconstruct events? A number of eminent scholars (Richard

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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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South Sudan: Its Colonial Past and Present Challenges

In 2011, after a long and destructive civil war with the north, South Sudan became an independent country with great hope and international goodwill. We will examine how the legacy of colonialism and some inherent contradictions between a tribal society and a modern nation state may account for its lapsing into a brutal internal wars and consider its future options. COURSE OUTLINE Nineteenth Century intervention by Britain in Egypt. The Anglo-Egyptian Condominium. Treatment of the... [More]
$145 Limited inc GST / $131
South Sudan: Its Colonial Past and Present Challenges

<p>In 2011, after a long and destructive civil war with the north, South Sudan became an independent country with great hope and international goodwill. We will examine how the legacy of colonialism

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Famous Faces of the Sixties

The sixties saw an arts explosion as well as political upheaval that set the scene for the remainder of the twentieth century and beyond. We will look at the famous people of this decade from music, to theatre to politics, acting, writing, cinema and more. Drawing on Interviews, performances, multimedia, television, we will explore their amazing lives. SUGGESTED READING The Sixties: The Story of the Decade, The New Yorker The Armies of the Night, Norman Mailer Tune In: The Beatles,... [More]
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Famous Faces of the Sixties

<p>The sixties saw an arts explosion as well as political upheaval that set the scene for the remainder of the twentieth century and beyond. We will look at the famous people of this decade from music

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Modern Day Cambodia: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

From the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s through to the contemporary leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s modern history has been a story of political extremism, genocide and authoritarianism. Less known in this story is Norodom Sihanouk’s, role in establishing a violent and chaotic political culture in 1960s Cambodia. This course is designed for students with little or no knowledge of Cambodian politics to develop a basic understanding of modern Cambodian history. It will also... [More]
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Modern Day Cambodia: An Absolute Beginner’s Guide

<p>From the rule of the Khmer Rouge in the 1970s through to the contemporary leadership of Hun Sen, Cambodia’s modern history has been a story of political extremism, genocide and authoritarianism.

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The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘teenage’ generation. SUGGESTED READING Bille, Matt, Erika Lishock, The First Space Race: Launching the First Satellites, (Texas: Texas A&M University Press, 2004); Gaddis, John Lewis, The Cold War, (London: Penguin, 2007); Kerouac, Jack, On the Road: The Original Scroll, (Penguin, 2008);... [More]
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The 1950s: Baby Boomers, Sputnik & Rock 'n' Roll

<p>A journey through the fascinating and challenging world of the 1950s: the German Economic miracle, the American-Russian Space Race, new music genres, the Beat Generation and the emergence of the ‘

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A History of Vietnam and its People

Think of Vietnam today and most people will still think of the “American War”. But this is only part of the Vietnamese story. In this course we will look at the rich history of Vietnam that spans 2000 years. Vietnam has a rich religious and cultural heritage with the predominant Buddhist culture sharing over the centuries with Hindus, Muslims and Christians. In modern times, The French period has been more influential than the American period but both have had crucial impacts on... [More]
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A History of Vietnam and its People

<p>Think of Vietnam today and most people will still think of the “American War”. But this is only part of the Vietnamese story. In this course we will look at the rich history of Vietnam that spans

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Railways of the Holy Land

The French, the Turks and the British have all been part of the extraordinary story of the railways of historic Palestine. Not just for railway buffs, but anyone interested Middle Eastern history. This course has been developed with the help of material from the Israel Railways Museum in Haifa, and the image libraries of the Imperial War Museum in London and the Australian War Memorial in Canberra. The Powerpoint presentation includes maps and rare pictures of the building of the... [More]
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Railways of the Holy Land

The French, the Turks and the British have all been part of the extraordinary story of the railways of historic Palestine. Not just for railway buffs, but anyone interested Middle Eastern history.

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Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species

It was Charles Darwin’s observations while on the five year voyage of HMS Beagle that allowed him to come up with one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history in his book 'On the Origin of Species. After more than 150 years much of the origins of ‘On the Origin of Species’ have been lost in time and myth and need to be remembered. SUGGESTED READING Where Australia Collides with Asia- The Epic voyages of Joseph Banks, Charles Darwin, Alfred Russel Wallace and the Origin... [More]
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Charles Darwin and the Origin of Species

<p>It was Charles Darwin’s observations while on the five year voyage of HMS Beagle that allowed him to come up with one of the greatest breakthroughs in scientific history in his book 'On the Origin

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