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Dark Episodes of American History

Throughout the 250 years of the American Republic students of history have encountered some dark and confronting episodes. Most of the dark episodes were justified by powerbrokers in the context of their times but they remain controversial and questions are still asked about how and why these events occurred. The scars of the failure of the American involvement in the Vietnam War are still evident today. Attempts by successive governments to desegregate schools and universities in... [More]
$142 Limited inc GST / $128
Dark Episodes of American History

<p>Throughout the 250 years of the American Republic students of history have encountered some dark and confronting episodes. Most of the dark episodes were justified by powerbrokers in the context of

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The White Man's Burden

Focussing on the Belgian Congo, we examine the European Scramble for Africa and the attitudes that drove it or challenged it. We will compare this to forces at work in the attempted “Reconstruction” in the USA. British Imperial actions, particularly in the late 19th Century, were justified by concepts like “the White Man's Burden”. We will consider Rudyard Kipling’s support of Imperialism and the challenges of writers like Joseph Conrad and Conan Doyle and consider another form of... [More]
$189 Limited inc GST / $170
The White Man's Burden

<p>Focussing on the Belgian Congo, we examine the European Scramble for Africa and the attitudes that drove it or challenged it. We will compare this to forces at work in the attempted “Reconstruction

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Physics' Revolutionary Decade: 1895 to 1905

As the 19th century was drawing to a close, many physicists thought our quest to understand the universe was done and dusted. Then, between 1895 and 1905, atoms, radioactivity, relativity and quantum physics were discovered, turning that universe, or at least our understanding, on its head. Join us in exploring this revolutionary decade, and its lasting impacts. [More]
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Physics' Revolutionary Decade: 1895 to 1905

As the 19th century was drawing to a close, many physicists thought our quest to understand the universe was done and dusted. Then, between 1895 and 1905, atoms, radioactivity, relativity and quantum

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On This Day in World History: September 21

Often associated with the end of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, 21 September 1792 also marked the end of the French Monarchy, while Malta, Belize and Armenia all gained their independence on this day in 1964, 1981 and 1991 respectively. But many other events in world history happened on this day as well and many people – some more famous than others – were born or died. Join Jo Gerk for an evening whirlwind tour through world history, where the date will provide the common link... [More]
$49 Limited inc GST
On This Day in World History: September 21

Often associated with the end of Summer in the Northern Hemisphere, 21 September 1792 also marked the end of the French Monarchy, while Malta, Belize and Armenia all gained their independence on this

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The Impact of Memory on Holocaust Testimony

How do we remember the past and how does our present influence those memories? Our elders are our receptacles of wisdom – what can we learn from them that may determine our future? Please note: Course fee includes entrance fee admission to the Sydney Jewish Museum. This course will stop taking enrolments on close of business 28th September 2018. [More]
$78 Limited inc GST / $70
The Impact of Memory on Holocaust Testimony

How do we remember the past and how does our present influence those memories? Our elders are our receptacles of wisdom – what can we learn from them that may determine our future?<br/><p><br/><strong

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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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Huge Ambitions, Colossal Failures

Seven charismatic figures in history. From Xerxes to Hitler, they all nurtured dreams of unrestrained grandeur and power. They all failed. But their vast ambition, overvaulting self-regard and sense of mission continue to fascinate us. SUGGESTED READING Herodotus, The Histories Scullard, From the Gracchi to Nero Craughwell, How the Barbarian Invasions shaped the Modern World Bryce, The Holy Roman Empire Golo Mann, German History of the 19th and 20th Century COURSE OUTLINE Xerxes –... [More]

Christian Monasticism: The Transforming of Civilisation

Western and Eastern Byzantine Christian monasticism shaped civilisation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia Minor through its spirituality, art, architecture, music, scholarship, agriculture and social welfare. In this illustrated course you will learn of the history of the monastic movement and how monks have lived. As well, meet some colourful abbots and abbesses along the way and visit some of the more impressive monastic foundations in different parts of the world,... [More]
$162 Limited inc GST / $146
Christian Monasticism: The Transforming of Civilisation

<p>Western and Eastern Byzantine Christian monasticism shaped civilisation throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia Minor through its spirituality, art, architecture, music, scholarship,

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