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 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. 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

  2. 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

  3. Archaeology of London

    Course Date: Mon 16 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the archaeology and history of London through its cultural monuments, topography and material remains to more fully appreciate the rich archaeological evidence of the capital.

    NB. The January start for HLW103 has been changed. The correct start date is shown on this page.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  4. Art and architecture of Ancient India

    Course Date: Tue 17 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    India's three indigenous religions - Hinduism, Buddhism and Jainism - have given rise to one of the oldest artistic civilisations in the world. Learn more about the art and architecture of Ancient India in this introductory course. Museum visits included.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £75.00

  5. Art, image and history in Anglo-Saxon England

    Course Date: Thu 12 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore works of art from the Anglo-Saxon era between AD 600 and 1100, from the Sutton Hoo Treasure to the Bayeux Tapestry and the Norman Conquest, setting each work in its cultural and historical context.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  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. Artists on film

    Course Date: Thu 27 Apr 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Discover how the colourful lives of celebrated painters have played out on the big screen and explore how fact, fiction and artistic flourishes have produced several highly creative biopics. Films include Derek Jarman's 'Caravaggio' (1986) and Julian Schnabel's 'Basquiat' (1996).
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £69.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Autobiography into fiction

    Course Date: Sat 6 May 2017
    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

  9. 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
    Concession: £76.00

  10. British cinema: studios, films and directors

    Course Date: Fri 13 Jan 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the studios, films and directors that have shaped British cinema from its beginnings to the present day, and consider a range of related critical concepts such as realism, 'heritage' cinema and national cinema.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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