Courses in this section delve into a wide range of historical periods, exploring the political turbulence and relationships at their core. From the Ottomans, to WWI and WWII, to the current conflicts in Africa and the Middle-East - classes provide insight and knowledge on the most significant events in our history and as well as other intriguing, unique topics.
In 1789 ordinary French people successfully rebelled against the absolute monarchy and privileged nobility. However, the struggle over the social and political system which would replace the Ancien Regime would divide both France and Europe.
Learn about Berlin’s legendary cabaret scene via a cultural-historical exploration of the city, from the 19th century to the present day, examining the literature, art, fashion, film, philosophy and social movements that shaped Berlin cabaret and its mythology.
Discover how the curry we eat today is a result of over 200 years of history, social change and imperialism. With a brief overview of the British Empire in India, we look in particular at what ‘foreign’ foods the British ate in India, how these exotic foods were brought to Britain and what early Indian food in England was like through old recipes and adaptations.
The topic of refugees and asylum seekers has been a constant in the media recently, but what do these terms really mean? We explore how people are classified as refugees or asylum seekers, the image versus reality, placing this within a context and view of these groups across different countries.
Explore the city’s tumultuous history, from the 19th century to the present day, through novels, memoirs, poetry, stories and plays by its most exalted literary figures, Singer, Milosz, Swir, Prus, Bialoszewski, Konwicki and many others.
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