Cross-Cultural World History
Step into the pages of history to discover how colonisation took place through exchanges involving gender, sexuality, trade, travel, conflict and law. Explore the circulation of ideas and people across the globe and consider colonial violence.
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- 26 May 2019
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At the completion of this unit students will be able to:
- identify the central aims and objectives of cross-cultural history
- understand the place of cross-cultural history in world historical context
- ecognise and compare the complexities and varieties within specific contact histories
- place the history of cross-cultural contact with the larger frameworks of transnational, imperial and colonial history
- apply ways of thinking about contact and cross-cultural exchange to rethinking world history
- employ analytical thinking skills and reflect critically and ethically on the above issues
- analyse, evaluate and synthesise a range of historical images and texts
- develop sustained, logical and informed arguments about the dynamics of cross-cultural world history
- appreciate and evaluate the variety of approaches to cross-cultural world history
- draw on a knowledge of history to understand the complexities and dynamics shaping, forging and limiting cross-cultural exchange.
- Cross-Cultural Contact: Rethinking Colonial History
- The Legacies of Slavery: A Cross-Cultural Approach to World History
- Pacific First Contact: On the Beach
- Early Sydney: Intercultural Exchange?
- Sex and Intermarriage: Gender and Race in the Colonies
- Performance and Display: The Case of Sara Baartman
- Museums and Exhibits: A Cross-Cultural History of Things
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Online Quizzes/Tests
- Online Assessment
- Resources and Links
No eligibility requirements
No special requirements
Cross-Cultural World History investigates the experience of colonisation from both sides of contact (c.1700-1950) and in light of cross-cultural exchanges involving gender and sexuality, trade, travel narratives, conflict and law, and intercultural exchanges between coloniser and colonised. It will cover a range of historical case studies and approaches to cross-cultural contact in world history including in the New World, Australasia and the Pacific and North America, and through applying recent theories of 'contact', space and bodies; the transnational circulation of ideas, people and things; and the place of intercultural exchange in the broader context of colonial violence.
- Minor Essay (30%)
- Reading Review (10%)
- Quizzes (20%)
- Major Essay (30%)
Textbooks are not required.