An introduction to historical research, methodology, and local archives.
Practising History is designed to develop applied research skills, foster knowledge of local archives and help develop a critical understanding of the historical research method. Students learn to master the stages of the research process from finding a topic, constructing research questions and planning and designing a methodology to presenting evidence and writing up findings. The paper evaluates key debates in historical research related to issues such as ethics and visual history, as well as the impact of the digital age on research methodologies.
|Paper title||Practising History|
|Teaching period||Second Semester|
|Domestic Tuition Fees (NZD)||$868.95|
|International Tuition Fees (NZD)||$3,656.70|
- 18 200-level HIST,ARTH or ARTV points
- Schedule C
- Arts and Music
- Students who have not passed the normal prerequisite may be admitted with approval from the Head of Department.
- More information link
- View more information on the Department of History, Art History & Visual Culture's website
- Teaching staff
- Professor Barbara Brookes
- Course materials will be made available electronically.
- Graduate Attributes Emphasised
- Communication, Critical thinking, Ethics, research skills.
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- Learning Outcomes
- Students will:
- Gain a demonstrated ability to research and report on an in-depth historical investigation
- Develop familiarity with historical research methodology, including knowledge of archives, photographs and digital sources.