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The discipline of history in British and Australian universities

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posted on 19.12.2017, 14:13 by Marcus CollinsMarcus Collins, Adele Nye
In this chapter we offer a snapshot of undergraduate history teaching in British and Australian universities in 2016 based upon a comparative analysis of units according to type, place and period. The ‘revolution’ in the teaching of history announced half a century ago by Brian Harrison remains incomplete in both countries. The demise of premodern history is much more advanced than the rise of world history. The fragmentation of the discipline detected by Harrison has been kept somewhat in check by broad agreement about progression and training in historiography and methodology. The differences between and within the Australian and British systems testify to the multiplicity of influences upon curricula, many of which have little to do with developments in historical research.

History

School

  • Social Sciences

Department

  • Politics and International Studies

Published in

Teaching the Discipline of History in an Age of Standards

Pages

1 - 20 (20)

Citation

COLLINS, M. and NYE, A., 2018. The discipline of history in British and Australian universities. IN: Clark, J. and Nye, A. (eds.) Snapshot: the discipline of History in British and Australian Universities, Singapore: Springer, pp.23-42

Publisher

Springer

Version

AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Publisher statement

This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2018

Notes

This book chapter is in closed access.

ISBN

9789811300462

Language

en