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Film, Images & Historical Interpretation in the 20th Century

The Camera Never Lies

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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Rating 3.3 based on 22 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Jul 22 (in 2 days)
Cost $49
From University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London via Coursera
Instructor Dr Emmett Sullivan
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Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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Being a Russian national born in the Soviet Union, I'd been excited to get an opportunity of an outside view, a foreign perspective of the posters' art and some reflection of the shiver inducing cold-hearted practice of brushing of the historical Stalin's disagreeables.

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Its amazing how politicians can manipulate us ala George Orwell........ Half of the links to external readings and videos did not work, which is the reason I did not complete the course.

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I loved the examples of iconic photos which I had seen but now better understand their significance.

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Rating 3.3 based on 22 ratings
Length 7 weeks
Starts Jul 22 (in 2 days)
Cost $49
From University of London, Royal Holloway, University of London via Coursera
Instructor Dr Emmett Sullivan
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Humanities Art & Design
Tags History Arts And Humanities

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