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This course is a short taster on the topic of the use of Images, Film, and their use in historical interpretation in the 20th century. It is primarily provided for those who have a general interest in history that draws on photojournalism as primary evidence, and films based on historical events. Once you have completed this course we hope you will be equipped to: Appreciate the significance of photographs as historical evidence in the twentieth century. Understand the limitations of the medium, and how we can attribute meaning to these individual records of 'one moment in time' while taking into account the circumstances in which any particular image was taken. Understand how individuals and institutions have looked to manipulate images to their own ends – through alteration and/or censorship – and what that meant to contemporary interpretation, as well as subsequent historical interpretation. Put individual images into a wider context, and in particular with reference to history written, or portrayed, beyond academia: public history. Do be aware that part of the contents of this course regard images and depiction of war. Real wars and real images....
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Recommandé : 4 hours/week

Approx. 22 heures pour terminer
Comment Dots

English

Sous-titres : English

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1

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Introduction

We will explore the issues associated with the use of images as a source for historical research and consider a number of examples where image manipulation has been uncovered...
Reading
7 vidéos (Total 40 min), 8 lectures, 1 quiz
Video7 vidéos
Use of Images7 min
Manipulation2 min
The Image in Politics5 min
Advertising5 min
Reportage (Reporting the News)4 min
Optional Extra Material - other forms of images - Guernica14 min
Reading8 lectures
The Camera Never Lies - Course Information10 min
Aims and Objectives10 min
The Use of Images10 min
Manipulation10 min
The Image in Politics10 min
Advertising10 min
Reportage10 min
Optional Extra Information - Guernica10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 1 Quiz20 min

2

Section
Clock
2 heures pour terminer

Images and History in the Twentieth Century

We will review a number of cases studies where images have either shaped our opinion of events or have been suppressed from the public at the time, to avoid adverse or negative reaction....
Reading
8 vidéos (Total 54 min), 6 lectures, 1 quiz
Video8 vidéos
Hitler8 min
The Boer War2 min
The Civil Rights Movement4 min
Vietnam7 min
The Blitz part 16 min
The Blitz part 29 min
Optional Extra Material - The London Riots 201110 min
Reading6 lectures
Adolf Hitler10 min
The Boer War10 min
The US Civil Rights Movement10 min
Vietnam10 min
The Blitz10 min
Optional Extra Reading - The London Riots 201110 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 2 Quiz10 min

3

Section
Clock
3 heures pour terminer

The Air-Brushing of History: Stalin and Falsification

The cause célèbre' of historical manipulation - Joseph Stalin. The 'air brushing' of historical records, and in this case the literal airbrushing of Soviet images in the 1930s and 1940s...
Reading
10 vidéos (Total 104 min), 4 lectures, 1 quiz
Video10 vidéos
The Soviet Union13 min
Soviet Union under Stalin7 min
The Image as Propaganda16 min
Falsification13 min
Conclusion4 min
Optional Extra Material - Films with historical themes8 min
Optional Extra Material: Film - The Damned United11 min
Optional Extra Material: Film - In the Name of the Father9 min
Optional Extra Material: Final Thoughts11 min
Reading4 lectures
Introduction10 min
The Soviet and Stalin Lectures10 min
Falsification10 min
Optional Extra Material: Films with historical themes10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 3 Quiz30 min

4

Section
Clock
6 heures pour terminer

Photojournalism, Authenticity and Matters of Public Acceptability: The Battle of Mogadishu

With respect to Reportage and the use of images as a evidential record, should we condemn Stalin in the last 20th and early 21th century? We use an example from 1993 to illustrate this point....
Reading
12 vidéos (Total 105 min), 11 lectures, 2 quiz
Video12 vidéos
Death of Margaret Thatcher7 min
Black Hawk Down7 min
The Day of the Ranger: Aftermath7 min
Black Hawk Down and 9/11 Media Reportage4 min
Black Hawk Down - The Website7 min
The Image17 min
Interview10 min
UN and the USA in Somalia: Historical Context7 min
The Somalian Civil War: Historical Context8 min
Optional Extra Material - Interview with Niko: Real-Time Editorial Decision – The Boston Marathon Bombing12 min
Optional Extra Material - Image in the Context of Gender Studies8 min
Reading11 lectures
Introduction Information - Photojournalism, Authenticity and Matters of Public Acceptability: The Battle of Mogadishu10 min
Death of Margaret Thatcher - Information10 min
Black Hawk Down – Information10 min
The Day of the Ranger: Aftermath - Information10 min
Media Reportage - Images and information10 min
Black Hawk Down: The Website - Information10 min
The Image - Information10 min
Interview - Information10 min
The UN and the USA in Somalia: Historical Context10 min
The Somalian Civil War: Historical Context - Information10 min
Optional Extra Reading: Interview with Niko: Real-Time Editorial Decision: The Boston Marathon Bombing - Information10 min
Quiz1 exercice pour s'entraîner
Week 4 Quiz20 min
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Meilleurs avis

par ATAug 1st 2017

This is an excellent course and I have really enjoyed it. The topics covered are diverse and the course has provided me with several areas for further independent research.

par AGJun 17th 2017

This course is very informative and structural in learning the relation of films and history.

Enseignant

Dr Emmett Sullivan

Senior Tutor
History Department, Royal Holloway, University of London

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