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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

Russia: The Prague Spring, 1968

In this course, Professor Kevin McDermott (Sheffield Hallam University) explores the historical events leading up to and encompassing the Prague Spring, a period of political reform and liberalisation in Czechoslovakia in 1968. We begin by...

4 lectures

0:40:05

Prof. Kevin McDermott

Sheffield Hallam 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

UCL

History

Government & Politics

British History: Six Key Elections, 1906-51

In this course, Professor Adrian Smith (University of Southampton) thinks about British history in the first half of the twentieth century through six key elections—1906, 1923, 1931, 1945, 1950 and 1951. As we look at each election, we explore the...

6 lectures

0:49:00

Prof. Adrian Smith

Southampton University

History

Ireland in the 20th Century, 1912-Present

This course explores the making of modern Ireland, beginning in 1912 and ending in the modern day, and is split into five modules. The first module ('Birth of a Nation, 1912-32') looks at the violent period in Irish history between...

5 lectures

1:31:19

Prof. Brian Girvin

Glasgow University

History

Britain – The Economy, 1918-39

In this course, Dr Christopher Price (York St John University) explores the development and performance of the British economy between 1918-39. In the first module, we consider the state of the British economy in the immediate aftermath of the...

5 lectures

0:51:16

Dr Chris Price

York St John University

History

Britain – The Great War and British Society, 1914-39

In this course, Professor Matthew Cole (University of Birmingham) explores the impact of the First World War on British society between 1918-39. In the first module, we think about the ways in which the First World War was a 'total war', focusing...

4 lectures

0:26:11

Dr Matthew Cole

Birmingham University

History

Germany – The First World War, 1914-18

In this course, Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) thinks about the experience of ordinary Germans in the First World War. We begin by thinking about the attitudes of Germans towards the declaration of war in 1914, focusing in ...

5 lectures

0:58:04

Prof. Matthew Stibbe

Sheffield Hallam University

History

The Black Panther Party, 1966-82

In this course, Dr Joe Street (Northumbria University) explores the Black Panther Party, the Black Power political organisation established by Bobby Seale and Huey P. Newton on October 1966 in Oakland, California. In the first module, we think...

6 lectures

0:35:42

Dr Joe Street

Northumbria University

History

Germany – The Nazi Concentration Camps, 1933-45

In this course, Professor Nik Wachsmann (Birkbeck, University of London) explores the history of the Nazi concentration camps. We begin with a general introduction to the Nazi concentration camp system in module one. The second module considers ...

6 lectures

0:56:49

Prof. Nik Wachsmann

Birkbeck College, London

History

The Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson, 1963-69

In this course, Professor Mark White (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the life, political career and presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson through five key questions: (1) How did Johnson rise to power?; (2) Why did Johnson go to war in...

5 lectures

0:54:09

Prof. Mark White

QMUL

History

The Presidency of Ronald Reagan, 1981-89

In this course, Dr James Cooper (York St John University) explores the presidency of Ronald Reagan (1981-89). After a brief introduction in which we think about Reagan’s legacy today, the subsequent five modules explore five key questions ...

6 lectures

0:50:42

Dr James Cooper

York St John University

History

Russia: The Development of the Soviet Politics, 1917-22

In this course, Dr Lara Douds (Northumbria University) explores the development of the Soviet system of government in the years following the October Revolution. In the first module, we introduce the rich and contested scholarship on this topic,...

5 lectures

1:09:52

Dr Lara Douds

Northumbria University

History

The Presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74

In this course, Dr Kevin Yuill (University of Sunderland) explores the presidency of Richard Nixon, 1969-74. In the first module, we think about the incident for which Nixon is best known and which dominated his final year in office – the...

5 lectures

0:45:56

Dr Kevin Yuill

Sunderland University

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