Course Overview

One of the most important developments in the production of history in the early twenty-first century has been the capacity of ‘weird history’ or ‘pseudo history’ to have a large impact on the public sphere. Pseudo history mimics professional history in the way that it presents itself to the public but its arguments defy any reasonable assessment of the evidence. In this class, we examine the phenomenon of pseudo history and its challenge to historiography the foundation of traditional history. We also look at its effective use of new media, especially the internet to further confuse the public on what is fact and what is belief.


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Section Title
Historiography and Paleography versus Pseudohistory, Conspiracy Theory, Oral Tradition, Myth and Symbolism Live Online
Live Online
3:30PM to 5:30PM
Jul 23, 2021
Schedule and Location
Contact Hours
  • Online
Course Fee(s)
Fee non-credit $20.00 Click here to get more information
Drop Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2021
Transfer Request Deadline
Jul 20, 2021
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