History, culture & writing

We offer an extraordinary range of courses during the day, in the evening and at weekends, from the most popular subjects to the completely unique, including film studies, creative and non-fiction writing courses and American history courses. Many of our tutors are nationally recognised in their fields, including published authors, and practising professionals in the media. As a learner you can also benefit from our partnerships with organisations such as the British Film Institute and close links with The British Museum, the London Transport Museum and many others. Want to speak to a member of the Humanities Team to find out more about our courses? Call us on 020 7492 2652 or email us on humanities@citylit.ac.uk.

Get in touch on 020 7831 7831 Monday-Friday between 10am-5pm. 

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  1. Another gaze: women's film and beyond

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore films made by women that offer visions beyond mainstream cultural and cinematic stereotypes of sexuality, gender, and race. Consider the relevance of the term 'women's cinema' through questions and themes including 'war, resistance, revolution', 'another dream', and ' beyond gender?' Filmmakers include Kathryn Bigelow, Chantal Akerman and Germaine Duclac.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  2. Anthropology of religion 2: religion, globalisation and the modern world

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the social and cultural relevance of religion in the modern world, and explore anthropological understandings of world religions as well as new religious movements, alternative spiritualities and religious fundamentalism.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  3. Anthropology- Race: perceptions and representations

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the emergence and diffusion of the notion of race through an anthropological lens to make sense of how it has been used and abused in history and science.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  4. Anthropology: violence, conflict and the modern world

    Course Date: Mon 8 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will apply an anthropological approach to examine the social, cultural, political and evolutionary dimensions of human violence to examine the reasons for the prevalence of group conflict and genocide in a modern, globalised world.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

  5. Archaeology of Ancient Greece and Rome: an introduction

    Course Date: Thu 4 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Introduce yourself to the archaeology of the ancient world, from the palaces of the Minoans and Mycenaeans to the Roman Forum.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £25.00

  6. Art, sculpture and architecture of the classical world: an advanced analysis

    Course Date: Wed 3 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An accessible look at some of the approaches modern scholarship has taken to ancient Greek and Roman art, sculpture and architecture.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £60.00

  7. Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Learn to turn real-life experiences into gripping fiction. Develop your writing and explore techniques for transforming personal stories into written narratives, realistic or fantastical.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  8. Biography writing

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What makes a great biography? Learn to experiment with your own life writing as you uncover the techniques and methods of this exciting genre with a professional biographer. (Please note that the dates of this course have changed and it will now run from 2 May - 11 July.).
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £189.00

  9. British foreign policy in the 19th century

    Course Date: Sat 13 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the state of British foreign policy, looking at policy in relation to Europe, America and the larger world during the 19th century.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  10. British foreign policy: 1945-1976

    Course Date: Tue 2 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the state of British foreign policy, looking at policy in relation to Europe, America and the Middle East during the period of 1945-1976.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  11. British foreign policy: Thatcher - Cameron; photo of David Cameron by Tom Evans

    British foreign policy: Thatcher - Cameron

    Course Date: Tue 6 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Examine the state of British foreign policy, looking at policy and key events in relation to Europe, America and the Middle East during the British governments from Thatcher to Cameron.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. Celebrity journalism: an introduction

    Course Date: Sat 17 Jun 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Interested in becoming a celebrity journalist? Learn what editors are looking for, and how to work with PRs and press officers. Get practical advice on selecting celebrity interviewees, interview technique and publishing your work.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £24.00

  13. Charles Baudelaire: first poet of the modern city

    Course Date: Sat 1 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore how Baudelaire responded to living in 19th century Paris and created several new kinds of poetry - correspondences, urban symbolism, confessional verse and prose poetry which express personal experience more intensely than ever before.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  14. Circling the Greek square

    Course Date: Sat 27 May 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Heraclitus, Parmenides, Plato, and Aristotle founded western thought. Their thinking is not finished but continually refreshed and unfolded in contemporary intellectual innovation and, furthermore, in relation to Asian philosophical traditions.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  15. City Lit reading group 1

    Course Date: Fri 7 Oct 2016
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Share thoughts and ideas about what you are reading, with books chosen by the group. Please come to the first session with suggestions (contemporary fiction in paperback) and having read 'A God in Ruins' by Kate Atkinson. Monthly meetings on 7 Oct, 4 Nov, 2 Dec, 20 Jan, 17 Feb, 17 March, 5 May, 2 June and 30 June.
    Full fee: £129.00
    Senior fee: £103.00
    Concession: £57.00

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