Free course

History as commemoration

Free statement of participation on completion

Commemoration - remembering and marking your past - makes an important contribution to our sense of community. This free course, History as commemoration, considers ways in which written texts, memorials, letters and photographs can all serve to commemorate events, people and values we wish to remember from our past.

Course learning outcomes

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • understand that history is selective, that is, that history books tell us what historians have selected rather than everything that happened
  • critically view the meaning and role of 'facts' in history.

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