HINQ101 The Historian
|Supervised Exam||There is no UNE Supervised Examination.|
|Coordinator(s)||Howard Brasted (firstname.lastname@example.org)|
What constitutes an historical work and makes someone an historian?
In this unit we tackle these and other questions concerning the discipline of historical inquiry. Behind every work of history there is a person with a determined interest and motivation in presenting an historical account of some aspect of the past and in interpreting it. As E. H. Carr argued in What is History (1961), study the historian and the societies they have come from before studying the histories they have produced.
As societies and cultures change so does the nature of history emerging from them. In this unit we explore five different 'ages' of representing the past: The Ancient World, The Medieval World, The Modernist World, The Democratic World, and The Postmodernist World. By exploring these worlds, and the work of selected 'historians' within them, we will uncover the different ways in which they have approached the task of writing history, and the different formats they have used in presenting it.
Note: Students are expected to purchase prescribed material. Please note that textbook requirements may vary from one teaching period to the next.
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|Learning Outcomes (LO)||
Upon completion of this unit, students will be able to: