History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

China – The Cultural Revolution, 1966-76

In this course, Professor Michael Dillon (Durham University) explores the Cultural Revolution in China through nine key questions: (1) What was the meaning of the name ‘Cultural Revolution’?; (2) Why did Mao launch the Cultural Revolution when he...

9 lectures

0:55:35

Prof. Michael Dillon

Durham University

History

China – Deng Xiaoping and the Opening of China, 1979-97

In this course, Professor Frank Ching (Hong Kong University of Science and Technology) explores the development of Chinese society, politics and economics during the rule of Deng Xiaoping, sometimes referred to as the ‘Opening of China’. In the...

6 lectures

1:02:51

Prof. Frank Ching

HKUST

History

China – The Second Sino-Japanese War and Maoist China, 1937-76

In this course, Professor Yang-Wen Zheng (University of Manchester) explores the history of China from the outbreak of the Second Sino-Japanese War (1937-45) to the death of Mao Zedong in 1976. In the first module, we think about what China was...

7 lectures

1:10:41

Prof. Yangwen Zheng

Manchester University

History

China – The Making of Modern China

In this course, Professor Kerry Brown (King’s College, London) provides a broad introduction to Chinese history from the 2nd millennium BC to the present day, with a focus on how China became the economic and political powerhouse it has done in...

6 lectures

1:00:06

Prof. Kerry Brown

King's College, London

History

The History of History

In this course, Professor John Arnold (University of Cambridge) explores the history of history – the ways in which the writing of history has changed from Herodotus (c. 484-25 BC) to Hayden White (1928-2018). In the first module, we think about...

9 lectures

1:10:21

Prof. John Arnold

Cambridge University

History

Germany – Nazi Germany, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Neil Gregor (University of Southampton) explores several aspects of Nazi Germany, 1933-45. In the first module, we think about the ideology of the Nazi Party, before turning in the second module to consider Hitler’s rise...

10 lectures

1:31:25

Prof. Neil Gregor

Southampton University

History

The Tudors – Foreign Policy, 1509-1603

In this course, Professor Susan Doran (University of Oxford) explores Tudor foreign policy through six key questions: (1) Why did Henry VIII spend so much time at war against France?; (2) Why was foreign policy so disastrous during ...

6 lectures

0:51:08

Prof. Susan Doran

Oxford University

History

The Tudors – The Golden Age of Elizabeth I, 1558-1603

In this course, Professor Susan Doran (University of Oxford) explores the idea of the reign of Elizabeth I as a ‘golden age’ through six key questions: (1) Why has Elizabeth's reign been seen as a Golden Age?; (2) Did Elizabeth's reign ‘settle’...

6 lectures

0:51:08

Prof. Susan Doran

Oxford University

History

The Tudors – Politics and Religion, 1509-1603

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) explores the politics and religion of Tudor England through ten key questions: (1) To what extent was religion in England changed significantly during the reign of Henry VIII?; (2)...

10 lectures

1:27:12

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

History

The Tudors – Politics and Religion, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Natalie Mears (Durham University) explores political culture and religion in Tudor England through six key questions: (1) How significant was the gender of the monarch during the reigns of Mary and Elizabeth?; (2) How far do you...

6 lectures

1:18:20

Dr Natalie Mears

Durham University

History

The Tudors – Religion and the Church, 1509-1603

In this course, Dr Jonathan Willis (University of Birmingham) explores religion and the church in Tudor England through six key questions: (1) To what extent was criticism of the Late Medieval Catholic Church the main reason for the growth of...

6 lectures

1:05:06

Dr Jonathan Willis

Birmingham University

History

The Presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Iwan Morgan (University College, London) explores the presidency of Franklin D. Roosevelt (1933-45), widely-regarded as one of the greatest presidents in US history. In the first module, we think about Roosevelt’s road to...

5 lectures

0:49:09

Prof. Iwan Morgan

University College London