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Public History Research Project (12 points)


Leader: Seamus O'Hanlon

Caulfield Second semester 2003 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2004 (Evening)

Synopsis: A sustained research project in public history, encompassing approaches to cultural heritage, oral history, community history, museums and history in the media. For most students this will take the form of a commissioned historical project, although students may also pursue a topic of methodological or theoretical interest in public history. A short series of seminars will introduce students to research in public history, and students will be assisted in the negotiation of a suitable topic with a commissioning agency.

Assessment: Research brief (1000 words): 10% + Research project (8000 words): 90%

Contact Hours: 2-hour seminar each week for four weeks (held in the evening)

Prohibitions: Only available in the Master of Public History

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