Online European Studies Courses

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.

  1. Refugees in modern and contemporary European history

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 12 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    According to numerous political parties, social media influencers and media outlets across Europe, ‘we’ are currently being ‘flooded’ by especially Muslim refugees and immigrants who either want to exploit ‘our’ welfare policies or pose terrorist threats. This course uses this backdrop to explore the theme of refugees in modern history from the middle of the 19th century onwards.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  2. Modern France: from the Paris Commune to the Vichy Regime

    Course Date: Tue 20 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    After uncertain beginnings, the Third republic managed to survive numerous crises until the defeat of 1940 sealed its fate. (Re)discover this exciting period, its actors and how their policies shaped modern France.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  3. Mystics and reformers from Antiquity to the Middle ages

    Course Date: Wed 21 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This innovative, fully illustrated course introduces and examines the influence of holy men and women in European society.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  4. The Soviet Union: a history in film, 1922-1991

    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This is an advanced course intended to use film as a primary source in exploring the history and culture of the Soviet Union in greater detail.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  5. Europe, nations and empires 1848-1914

    Course Date: Thu 22 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course examines how Europe was reshaped between the revolutions of 1848 and the outbreak of the First World War. Nationalism became a powerful force, transforming the continent, alongside movements towards liberal democracy and socialism . Please note there is no class on June 3rd.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  6. History of ideas: the Enlightenment and the modern state - the illusion of freedom

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online


    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £229.00
    Senior fee: £183.00
    Concession: £140.00

  7. Plague, famine and war: Fourteenth century Europe

    Course Date: Fri 23 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    No sooner had the Great Famine of 1315-22 taken its toll then along came the Black Death to wipe out half the remaining population but there was also a flourishing of art and literature.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  8. Symbols of power: the Medieval monarch

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 24 Apr 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Royal regalia, ‘creative’ genealogies and political prophecies were just some of the ways in which medieval monarchs sought to maintain power. We will compare and contrast strategies employed by legitimate kings and usurpers alike.

    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

  9. Politics, society and culture in Weimar Germany (1918-1933)

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 10 May 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course looks at the Weimar republic established in Germany in 1918, its achievements, the problems it faced and why these led to the rise of the Nazis and end of democracy in inter-war Germany.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £149.00
    Senior fee: £149.00
    Concession: £66.00

  10. Modern France: from de Gaulle and the Resistance to Macron

    Course Date: Tue 15 Jun 2021
    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: £0.00

  11. 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

  12. Renaissance maps

    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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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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