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Cross-Cultural World History
Go over historical case studies from the New World, Australasia and the Pacific, and North America. Cover cross-cultural exchanges involving trade, conflict and law.Unpack colonialism from the perspectives of both the coloniser and the colonised.
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At the completion of this subject 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
- recognise 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
- Audio/Video conferencing
- Chat Rooms
- Discussion forum/Discussion Board
- Online assignment submission
- Podcasting/Lecture capture
- Standard Media
- Web links
- Printable format materials
- Online Assessment
You cannot enrol in this subject if you have successfully completed any of the following subject(s) because they are considered academically equivalent:
No special requirements
This subject 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.
- Quizzes (20%)
- Review (10%)
- Essay 2 (40%)
- Essay 1 (30%)