HIST378-20S2 (C) Semester Two 2020

Revisiting Empire

30 points

Start Date: Monday, 13 July 2020
End Date: Sunday, 8 November 2020
Withdrawal Dates
Last Day to withdraw from this course:
  • Without financial penalty (full fee refund): Friday, 24 July 2020
  • Without academic penalty (including no fee refund): Friday, 25 September 2020


From colonisation to the end of empire, this course provides a critical understanding of the importance of imperialism in making the modern world. You will be introduced to the major debates in British World scholarship. Uncovering legacies of empire in the former Dominions (Canada, Australia, New Zealand and South Africa), topics include empire and memory; food, consumption and consumerism; economy and globalization; female imperialism; war and patriotism; and settler/indigenous contact zones.

This course provides a critical understanding of decolonisation in making the modern world. You will be introduced to major debates in the history of British World scholarship. Topics are from the latest ideas in the area and include commemoration and the toppling of statues, cultural symbols of nation and empire, landscape and power, war and patriotism, settler/indigenous contact zones, environmental imperialism, female imperialism, gender and sexuality, empire and memory, war and patriotism, travel and the sea, and food and marketing. Aotearoa New Zealand, Africa, Australia and Canada are examined.

Learning Outcomes

University Graduate Attributes

This course will provide students with an opportunity to develop the Graduate Attributes specified below:

Critically competent in a core academic discipline of their award

Students know and can critically evaluate and, where applicable, apply this knowledge to topics/issues within their majoring subject.


Any 30 points at 200 level from HIST, or
any 60 points at 200 level from the Schedule V of the BA.


Timetable 2020

Students must attend one activity from each section.

Lecture A
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Friday 11:00 - 12:00 F3 Lecture Theatre 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct
Lecture B
Activity Day Time Location Weeks
01 Thursday 09:00 - 10:00 Rehua 101 Lectorial 13 Jul - 23 Aug
7 Sep - 18 Oct

Course Coordinator

Katie Pickles

Indicative Fees

Domestic fee $1,553.00

International fee $6,750.00

* Fees include New Zealand GST and do not include any programme level discount or additional course related expenses.

For further information see Humanities and Creative Arts.

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