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HPL4511 - Reading Regional History

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Undergraduate Faculty of Arts

Leader: David Schmitt


Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Day)
Gippsland Second semester 2007 (Off-campus)


Introduction to the theoretical and methodological issues associated with regional studies. Application to studies approaching Australian history from regional and local perspectives. The unit is divided into six topic areas: theoretical and methodological considerations; rural regions - regional history in the 1960s; the colonies/states as regions; urban, and urban-hinterland regions; shire/municipal histories and Australia and supra-state regionalism; and regional, thematic histories.


Regional study (6000 words): 70%
Seminar papers (3000 words): 30%

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week


First degree with a major in history-politics or related discipline