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Germany – The Decline of the GDR, 1980-90

In this course, Professor Anna Saunders (University of Liverpool) explores the final decade of communist rule in East Germany, through six key questions: (1) To what extent did economic factors accelerate the demise of the GDR?; (2) To what extent...

6 lectures


Prof. Anna Saunders

Liverpool University


US History – European Colonisation, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor Peter C. Mancall (University of Southern California) discusses the European colonisation of the North American continent. This course seeks to explain how and why various European colonies developed and expanded from 1607...

5 lectures


Prof. Peter Mancall

University of Southern California


Germany – Sport and Physical Culture, 1919-33

In this course, Dr Jon Hughes (Royal Holloway) explores the role played by sport and physical culture in the Weimar Republic. In the fist module, we provide an introduction to sport and physical culture in Germany from the mid-19th century to the...

5 lectures


Dr Jon Hughes

Royal Holloway, London


US History – Continuity and Change in the Revolutionary Period, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Ed Gray (Florida State University) explores continuity and change in the revolutionary period from 1754 to 1800. In the first module, we take a look at what North America looked like in 1763. After this, we turn to look...

5 lectures


Prof. Edward Gray

Florida State University


Medicine Through Time – Galen and Galenism, c. 120-220

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


Prof. Vivian Nutton



Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450

In this course, Professor 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...

4 lectures


Prof. Miri Rubin



Germany - Weimar and Nazi Culture, 1918-45

In this course, Professor David Imhoof (Susquehanna University) explores German culture between the years 1918-45. In the first module, we think about the relationship between culture and politics in this period, focusing in particular upon the...

5 lectures


Professor David Imhoof

Susquehanna University


US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Paul Escott (Wake Forest University) examines the American Civil War and addresses some of the popular myths that have developed about the war and whether they hold true to the historical record. In the first module, we...

5 lectures


Prof. Paul Escott

Wake Forest University


Medicine Through Time - Jenner and the Smallpox Vaccine, 1749-1823

In this course, Dr Robert Gaynes (Emory University) looks at smallpox and Edward Jenner’s development of the smallpox vaccine. In the first module, we focus on the disease smallpox, its origin and its symptomatic progression. In the second module,...

6 lectures


Dr Robert Gaynes

Emory University


US History – The Regions of the British Colonies, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor Alan Taylor (University of Virginia) explores the regions of the British colonies in North America. This course will explain how and why environmental and other factors shaped the development and expansion of various...

8 lectures


Prof. Alan Taylor

University of Virginia


US History – The Articles of Confederation, 1777-87

In this course, Professor Woody Holton (University of South Carolina) examines the Articles of Confederation to explain how this precursor government developed and changed as a result of the Revolutionary Period. In the first module, we examine...

5 lectures


Prof. Woody Holton

University of South Carolina


US History – Colonial Politics and Political Identity, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor John Brooke (The Ohio State University) explores colonial politics and political identity from 1607-1754. In the first module, we take a look at some of the motives behind colonisation in North America and how these...

6 lectures


Prof. John Brooke

The Ohio State University


Medicine Through Time – Antibiotics, 1920-2000

In this course, Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London) examines the history of antibiotics. We take a look at what medicine and medicines were like before the discovery of antibiotics. We then look at the discovery of penicillin and how it was...

6 lectures


Dr Robert Bud

The Science Museum, London


Britain - The American War of Independence, 1775-83

In this course, Professor Jeremy Black (University of Exeter) explores Britain’s involvement in the American War of Independence. In the first module, we look at the causes of the American War of Independence, looking in particular at tensions...

6 lectures


Prof. Jeremy Black

Exeter University

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