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Introduction to the Taster Unit and Big History: or, How We Became Farmers

Summary

The Humanities and Social Sciences “Taster” Unit is a short, 8-week, public lecture series, offered for the first time in 2017. It includes lectures drawn from the first-year schedules in courses offered at UTAS in English, History, Philosophy, and Sociology.

Start Date

15th Mar 2017 5:30pm

End Date

15th Mar 2017 7:00pm

Venue

QVMAG Auditorium at the Queen Victoria Museum

RSVP / Contact Information

Enquiries - E:Robert.Clarke@utas.edu.au or T: 63243032

Have you ever wanted to have a "taste" of university life? Maybe you’ve thought about enrolling in a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Social Science but were unsure what you’d find if you did. Perhaps you’re a college student thinking about the next step towards uni. Or maybe you’re just looking for some fun intellectual stimulation on a Wednesday evening.
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Introduction to the Taster Unit and Big History: or, How We Became Farmers

Presented by

Professor Paul Turnbull

By far the most profound change in the history of humankind was our adoption of agriculture, starting some 14,000 years ago. In this lecture, Professor Turnbull will explore the question why we came to adopt agriculture, and explain how our becoming farmers gave rise to new forms of social organisation that have profoundly shaped the course of our history ever since.

Click here for more information or to view the full semester 1 program.


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