European history

European Studies Courses Online & in London

From emperors to émigrés, revolutions to superpowers, look at the events that shaped and are shaping modern Europe. With the continent’s rich history of conflicts, cultures and coalitions – courses offer detail into the most significant events and periods in European history.

Many of our courses are delivered online. For more information about our live online courses, please see our guide to online learning.

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  1. Modern France: from de Gaulle and the Resistance to Macron
    Course Date:  Wed 16 Jun 2021 (and 1 other date)

    Location on this date:  Online

    (Re)discover France's complex politics during the Fourth and Fifth Republics, and the social challenges and tensions the country faced both at times of growth and modernisation and of crisis and doubts.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £139.00 Senior fee £111.00 Concession £61.00
  2. The causes and consequences of the Battle of Lepanto 1571
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 19 Jun 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The Battle of Lepanto, possibly the largest naval battle in 2000 years, has been described as the last European crusade that lead to the decline of the Ottoman empire. But has its significance been exaggerated?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £30.00
  3. Renaissance maps
    Course Date:  Mon 12 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    By the sixteenth century advances in map-making meant they were not only functional but highly collectable objects in their own right. Maps could be seen as statements of power, evidence of wealth and cultural learning.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £26.00
  4. Renaissance women
    Course Date:  Wed 14 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    Explore the world of the so-called Renaissance through the eyes of women who were not only passive subjects of paintings but active patrons, artists and poets.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £26.00
  5. Art and the nation: the Dutch War of Independence and the French Revolution
    Weekend
    Course Date:  Sat 24 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    How were the visual arts used to engender nationalism before 1800? How does a nation’s history impact upon the design of national emblems? If a nation has a ‘shameful history’ how does it rebrand itself?

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £29.00 Senior fee £23.00 Concession £15.00
  6. East meets West in the Renaissance
    Course Date:  Thu 29 Jul 2021

    Location on this date:  Online

    The fall of Constantinople in 1453 marked a watershed in East/West relations as Mehmet the Conqueror welcomed European artists to his court. We explore cultural exchange between Islam and Europeans in the sixteenth century.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee £59.00 Senior fee £47.00 Concession £26.00

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