Undergraduate | LTU-HIS3MHI | 2023
Making History: Communicating the Past
- Study method
- 100% online
- 100% online
- Entry requirements
- Prior study needed
- 12 weeks
- 27 Feb 2023
HECS-HELP and FEE-HELP available
About this subject
- Show how history and historians shape the present and can contribute to envisaging new futures.
- Analyse historical evidence, scholarship and changing representations of the past.
- Demonstrate an understanding of at least one period or culture of the past.
- Communicate historical issues by undertaking research according to the methodological and ethical conventions of the discipline.
- • Statues.
- • Museums.
- • History in schools.
- • Archives.
- • History on the screen.
- • Community-based history.
- • History through dark tourism and heritage.
- • History via Wikipedia.
- • History in our bodies.
How is the past made into history? In this subject, you will use digital media to communicate the past. You will make history, researching a topic, event, place or artefact of your choice. Your challenge is to communicate this history via a media form (video, podcast, online essay or museum display) in an engaging way to the public. You will gain practical experience in media communication, independent research, critical thinking and ethics. As you engage with historical debates and media, you will challenge traditional ideas and practices and develop skills in understanding how the past becomes history and in communication. You will go from being the student studying other histories, to being the historian making your own history and communicating it to a public audience. You will gain experience in historical writing, producing a video or recording a podcast.
- Presentation - 500 words equivalent. (15%)
- Reflective Essay - 1250 words. (30%)
- Research Project - two part assessment (250 word annotated bibliography and 2000 word equivalent research project). (55%)
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