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Time Machines: Bringing the Past to the Present and the Future to the Past
HIST 108
Fall 2024
Section: 01  
Crosslisting: COL 199

In the course we will explore how ghosts of the past and imaginaries of the future haunt the present. We will do so by looking at the temporal disjuncture in canonical and seemingly concrete evidentiary categories of disciplinary history. In essence, we will see how they serve as time machines to bring the past into the present and the present to the future. The course will be organized around a variety of themes from ghosts, haunting, trauma, and historical injustice, through heritage, memory, and presentism, to technological imaginaries and the Anthropocene. In addition, we will look at the ways such imaginary time travel occurs in seemingly everyday sites as well such as supermarkets, films, and amusement parks.
Credit: 1 Gen Ed Area Dept: SBS HIST
Course Format: LectureGrading Mode: Student Option
Level: UGRD Prerequisites: None
Fulfills a Major Requirement for: None
Past Enrollment Probability: 75% - 89%

Last Updated on JUL-14-2024
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