This unit uses the material world, in the form of objects, images and places, to engage with remembering, researching and communicating family history and memories. By looking at homes, human-shaped environments such as gardens, and inherited items both mundane and valuable, you will explore how objects, images and spaces can carry stories, provide an immediate way to relate to your family's past, and interrogate the changing meaning of family over time. You will develop skills in interpreting, contextualising, and documenting your own objects, images and places, which you will then carry into responding to, caring for and sharing your history.
|Unit name||Place, image, object|
|College/School||College of Arts, Law and Education
School of Creative Arts and Media
|Coordinator||Doctor Toby Juliff|
|Available as an elective?||Yes|
|Delivered By||University of Tasmania|
|Location||Study period||Attendance options||Available to|
- International students
- Domestic students
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|Study Period||Start date||Census date||WW date||End date|
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- use images, places and objects as sources for historical research through contextual and formal analysis.
- develop strategies for the documentation and storage of images and objects associated with your family history.
- explore visual and written modes as a way to respond to places, images and objects.
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Weekly online learning materials (e.g. short video lectures, discussions, readings, activities) (approx. 3 hours).
|Assessment||Quiz (20%)|Annotated map (30%)|Object Bibliography (50%)|
|Timetable||View the lecture timetable | View the full unit timetable|
Required readings will be listed in the unit outline prior to the start of classes.
|Links||Booktopia textbook finder|
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