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Historiography and Ancient History - AHIS700

This unit considers the contexts within which Ancient History is studied, in order to encourage critical awareness of how and why these studies are pursued in a 21st century context, as a conceptual basis for undertaking research. It addresses ways of representing the past in ancient societies, the development of the disciplines of ancient studies in the modern period, and contemporary issues shaping the study of the ancient past. The interaction between modern concerns and the study of antiquity will be considered through questions such as: how do we understand the representation of the past in art and artefacts? How have modern religious and nationalist ideologies shape the development of ancient studies? Do ancient artefacts represent 'cultural property' or 'loot'?

Credit Points: 4
When Offered:

S1 Day - Session 1, North Ryde, Day

Staff Contact(s): Associate Professor Malcolm Choat

Admission to MRes  Prerequisite Information


Unit Designation(s):
Assessed As: Graded
Offered By:

Department of Ancient History

Faculty of Arts

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