History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

Medicine Through Time: Public Health and the Great Plague of 1665

In this course, Jane Stevens-Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes University) explores the relationship between plague and public health during the renaissance in England. We start by looking at how public health functioned and developed in the renaissance....

5 lectures

0:47:53

Dr Jane Stevens-Crawshaw

Oxford Brookes University

History

Medicine Through Time: The Black Death

In this course, Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Black Death. Firstly, we look at what the Black Death was and where it came from. We then have a look at the social and economic effects of such a vast mortality. After...

4 lectures

0:38:58

Prof. Miri Rubin

Queen Mary, University of London

History

Medicine Through Time: Smoking and Lung Cancer

In this course, Virginia Berridge (LSHTM) examines the history of the connection between smoking and lung cancer. We start by looking at when the connection was discovered and how this linked to the sweeping changes occurring in public health in...

5 lectures

0:43:19

Prof. Virginia Berridge

LSHTM

History

Medicine Through Time: Galen and Galenism

In this course, Professor Vivian Nutton (University College London) looks at the life of the ancient doctor Galen of Pergamon. We start by looking at the early career of Galen. We then examine his later career when he served as physician to the...

5 lectures

0:47:34

Prof. Vivian Nutton

University College London

History

Medicine Through Time: Surgery in the 19th Century

In this course, Dr. Sally Frampton (University of Oxford) explores how surgery developed in the 19th-century. In the first three modules, we look at how surgeons in the 19th-century sought to tackle the three issues of pain, bleeding, and...

5 lectures

0:33:08

Dr Sally Frampton

Oxford University

History

Medicine Through Time: Germ Theory and the Bacteriological Revolution

In this course, Professor Michael Worboys (University of Manchester) explores the Germ Theory of Disease and the Bacteriological Revolution in the period 1860 to 1900. In the first module, we look at the ideas that existed about the causes and...

6 lectures

1:19:25

Prof. Michael Worboys

Manchester University

History

Crime and Punishment: Later Middle Ages, c. 1250-1500

In this course, Hannah Skoda (University of Oxford) explores crime and punishment in the Later Middle Ages. In the first module, we look at the types of crime in this period and explore the common responses to it. We then turn to look at the...

5 lectures

0:46:27

Dr Hannah Skoda

Oxford University

History

Medicine Through Time: Arabic Medicine, c. 800-1200

In this course, Professor Peter Pormann (University of Manchester) explores how medicine was practiced in the Medieval Arabic world. In the first module, we look at the Baghdad translation movement of the 9th century. We then turn to consider how...

6 lectures

0:44:59

Prof. Peter Pormann

Manchester University

History

Germany – East Germany, 1945-89

In this course, Professor Patrick Major (University of Reading) explores the history of East Germany from the end of the Second World War to the fall of the Berlin Wall on 9 November 1989. In the first module, we think about the origins of East...

6 lectures

1:14:10

Prof. Patrick Major

Reading University

History

Winston Churchill, 1929-55

In this course, Professor Richard Toye (University of Exeter) explores the career of British Prime Minister Winston Churchill between 1929-55. In the first module, we think the decade between 1929-39 in which Churchill was out of government, what...

6 lectures

0:50:01

Prof. Richard Toye

Exeter University

History

The Great Depression, 1929-33

In this course, Professor Peter Fearon (University of Leicester) explores the economic downturn and financial crisis in the United States in the period 1929-33. In the first module, we think about the origins of the economic downturn, including...

4 lectures

0:37:22

Prof. Peter Fearon

Leicester University

History

The New Deal, 1933-41

In this course, Professor Peter Fearon (University of Leicester) explores Franklin D. Roosevelt's New Deal. In the first module, we think about the problems facing the US economy when Roosevelt came to power in March 1933, including the almost...

5 lectures

0:59:39

Prof. Peter Fearon

Leicester University