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The Ottoman Empire

The Ottoman Empire

5 October 2020
Founded in Anatolia in the 13th century by a Turkic dynasty, the Ottoman Empire would come to conquer and rule vast lands and an ever-growing number of peoples across Western Asia (the Middle East), S...
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Space to Think

2 October 2020
When the pandemic hit I felt the need to reengage with philosophy on a deeper level. I reflected on how Schopenhauer, Nietzsche and Breton were helpful or not. In the end I decided that what was most ...
American war memorial
America has been embroiled in military conflicts for almost its entire history. What lessons can we take from America’s Wars? How do they reflect the changing role and status of America in the world...
Two City Lit tutors on a Zoom call
What is history? What does history mean? And to whom? And, not least, who gets to decide what history should be? City Lit offer two free history taster courses with Dr Benjamin Chwistek & Dr Martin Jo...
Two City Lit tutors on a Zoom call
What is history? What does history mean? How does history impact the present? How does history help or hinder us in achieving progress? Is there even such a thing as progress in history? Are statues o...