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Student
Title
Supervisor
Faculty
Educational Programme
Final Grade
Year of Graduation
Anna Kosheleva
Educational Project "History of Creativity"
Design
(Master’s programme)
2019
Complex study of history today is the most promising area of research in various fields of science. At the same time, the attention of scientists is attracted not so much by the study of individual aspects of history (the history of the universe, the history of life on earth, the history of mankind), but by the study of the totality of all historical processes — from the conditional "beginning of time" to the present day.

The modern theorizing of history is characterized by a "creative" approach: it is more important for a scientist to put forward his own idea, theory, author's vision of a complex of historical processes than to present an objective picture. A similar approach was applied in our work: we tried to present our view of the history of the selected period through the prism of visual culture.

The first stage of the work was the development of the concept of visual research and delineation of the boundaries of the selected historical period. Then we compiled a list of topics that should be presented in the work. At this stage, it was important to choose really important and characteristic for this period key topics. The emphasis was on events related to innovative, creative human activity — from the invention of stone tools and the development of fire to the first paper money. Then the analysis of sources, selection and structuring of visual content in accordance with the list of topics was carried out.

In the course of work it was succeeded to make for itself a full and comprehensive picture of the chosen historical period. Also, a large amount of visual material of different levels was reviewed and selected. As a result of the study, it was possible to collect its own author's "picture" of the history of this period, to form the author's view through the prism of visual culture.

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