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History and Memory: Oral History, Life Stories and Commemoration (12 points)


Leader: Maria Nugent

Clayton First semester 2003 (Day)
Clayton First semester 2004 (Day)

Synopsis: This unit introduces the theoretical and conceptual frameworks deployed in the analysis of various forms of history that involve memory. In particular it considers oral history, life stories and autobiography, and commemoration, and explores the relationship between these forms of memory and history. Specific topics include oral history and social history, private and public memory, myth and history, war and remembrance, popular memory and nostalgia, psychoanalysis and history, memory and collective identity, and trauma and memory.

Assessment: Historiographical essay (3000 words): 30% + Research essay (6000 words): 70%

Contact Hours: One 2-hour seminar per week

Prohibitions: HYM4200, HYM5200

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