Film, images & historical interpretation in the 20th century for those who have a general interest in history that draws on photojournalism as primary evidence, and films based on historical events.
University of London and Coursera offers this online course.
About the course:
This short history course is an introduction to use of images and other media as historical evidence in the twentieth century, issues of authenticity and manipulation, and the place of film and historical adoptions as public history.
- Week 1: The Camera Never Lies - Introduction
- Week 2: Images and History in the Twentieth Century
- Week 3: The Air-Brushing of History: Stalin and Falsification
- Week 4: Photojournalism, Authenticity and Matters of Public Acceptability - The Battle of Mogadishu
- Week 5: The Power of the Image - Mount Suribachi, 1945
- Week 6: From Page to Screen - Film as Public History
Duration: 6 weeks
Timings: 5 to 10 hours of work / week.
To apply, click here.