Historians love spies, whose clandestine collection of information in the service of states and as a weapon of war has created irresistible archival records. This course traces the history, culture and changing technologies of espionage and surveillance, from the Spanish Inquisition to Cold War Australia, from Russian empire to neighbourhood spy networks in interwar Britain and current debates over terrorism and social media. Can we use such material without becoming complicit in the voyeurism and implied violence of its collection?
2x1hr lecture/week, 1x1hr tutorial/week
1x500wd tutorial paper (15%), 1x2500wd research essay (40%), 1x1.5hr exam (35%), tutorial participation (10%)
12 credit points at 1000 level in History