Faculty of Arts

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FacultyFaculty of Arts
Organisational UnitHistory
OfferedNot offered in 2013
Coordinator(s)Jane Drakard


Previously coded HYM5950


As for APG4313


This subject examines methodological approaches in anthropology and history and looks at the ways in which culturally oriented reading strategies have been used to uncover the 'hidden transcripts' encoded in texts, rituals and events. Students are expected to:

  1. Think carefully about the relationship between anthropology and history and the nature and implications of attempts to work within and between these two disciplines.
  2. Consider the concept of 'culture' and its uses as a tool for historical investigation.
  3. Relate their reading to a set of general questions about what historians do, including the nature of historical evidence and the conclusions that may be drawn from it.


Written work: 80%
In-class test: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Contact hours

2 hour seminar per week