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Monash University Handbook 2011 Postgraduate - Unit

12 points, SCA Band 1, 0.250 EFTSL

Refer to the specific census and withdrawal dates for the semester(s) in which this unit is offered.

FacultyFaculty of Arts
OfferedCaulfield First semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield First semester 2011 (Evening)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Off-campus)
Caulfield Second semester 2011 (Evening)
Coordinator(s)Sem 1 - Dr Seamus O'Hanlon


Previously coded HYM5170


A period of work experience in the public history field involving about eighty hours of work placement, which may be taken in a museum, heritage organisation, as an assistant to a freelance historian or similar. A short series of seminars introduces students to the idea of public history, and the diverse opportunities for employment in the field. Students pursue a practical project during the placement resulting in a substantial report or other piece of written work.


Upon successful completion of this course students will be expected to have developed a network of professional contacts in public history and negotiated (in consultation with the subject co-ordinator) a period of work experience. Students will be expected to develop their understanding of the practical and ethical challenges of working as a public historian, and to develop high levels of presentation and communication skills.


Written work: 90% (7500 words)
Oral presentation: 10%

Chief examiner(s)

Sem 1 - Dr Seamus O'Hanlon
Sem 2 - Dr Bill Garner

Contact hours

2 hour seminar each week for 4 weeks (held in the evening)


Only available in the Masters of Public History