European Studies Courses 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.

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  1. Imperial Germany between tradition and modernity (1871-1919)

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course offers a broad survey of the political, social and economic history of Imperial Germany from Unification in 1871 to the Revolution at the end of the First World War in 1918.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  2. 17th century Europe: religion, politics and war

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A survey of the tumultuous 17 century in Europe- politics, religion, war and society.

    A detailed list of lectures below.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  3. The Vichy Regime

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 1 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Born out of the defeat of 1940, the Vichy regime is one of the darkest periods in French history. Even if Marshal Pétain pretended he was sheltering the country from excessive demands by the Nazis, the government and administration offered themselves to the service of the enemy, often for the worst.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. Crusade and Reconquest in Medieval Spain

    Course Date: Thu 13 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through interactive lectures and discussions Investigate the ideologies, events and motivations as Christian kingdoms conquered the territories of Muslim Al-Andalus, culminating in the fall of Granada in 1492 and the end of Islamic Spain. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. The Algerian War and its legacy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Between 1954 and 1962 France fought a desperate war to try to maintain its grip on Algeria, with dramatic human and political consequences, which are felt to this day in both countries. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  6. German chancellors from Bismarck to Merkel

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Focusing on the personalities and policies of a number of important chancellors, this course introduces students to key aspects and agents of the governance of Germany over the past century and a half.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  7. The legacy of Muslim Spain

    Course Date: Thu 12 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the key phases of Muslim Al-Andalus, covering its rise and fall. We will also examine the lasting impact of Muslim people and culture on Spain in its art, architecture, ideas and language as well as Christian and Jewish responses to the Muslim influence.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £109.00
    Senior fee: £109.00
    Concession: £48.00

  9. Reformation Europe

    Course Date: Wed 22 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The rise of Protestantism in sixteenth century Europe led to fundamental changes in world history which continue to reverberate today. How did Martin Luther, a monk of Wittenberg, ignite what we now call the Reformation?
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £127.00
    Concession: £70.00

  10. The rise and fall of Spain as a global power

    Course Date: Thu 23 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Through interactive lectures and discussions, explore how and why Spain emerged as dominant European and Global power in the 16th and 17th centuries and reasons for its subsequent decline, losing its last colonies in the Americas by 1900. Finally we shall examine the legacy of empire. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  11. Charles V

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 26 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore the ruler of much of sixteenth century Europe and the Americas. Charles V battled in vain against the rise of Protestantism and the Ottomans. An enigmatic man, he would relinquish everything and end his days in prayer.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  12. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Just over a 100 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory interactive lecture course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

  13. Mystics and reformers from Antiquity to the Middle Ages

    Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    What constitutes a holy man/woman? How did theses outstanding individuals influence not only their peers but people in later centuries? Tutor: Michael Bloomfield.
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 1 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A society planned through an enlightened, rational state was supposed to abolish tyranny, poverty and injustice but instead laid the foundations for 20th century totalitarianisms, what went wrong?
    Full fee: £219.00
    Senior fee: £175.00
    Concession: £96.00

  15. Fraternal twins: comparing Italian Fascism and National Socialism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 9 May 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course taught by Rudolf Muhs. Full outline will be available shortly.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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