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

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 11 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    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

  2. Europe between democracy and dictatorship in the 1930s: growing shadows

    Course Date: Tue 12 Jan 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    These were Europe’s dark years, as democracy gave way to dictatorship in many countries, tensions rose, the post-First World War order disintegrated, and the continent, subjected to Hitler’s policies and ambitions, drifted towards war.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  3. Spain in the twentieth century

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Civil war, dictatorship and democracy – how Spain’s past, present and future clashed on key issues including

    democracy, fascism, Catalan separatism, conservatism and the Catholic church and the drive for modernisation.

    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

  4. Communism in the USSR: 1945-1991

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course is an introduction to the history of the Soviet regime from the moment of its victory in the Second World

    War to its collapse in 1991.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  5. Catalan separatism: a historical perspective

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    A brief history of Catalonia, its exceptionalism within Spain, how and why the separatist movement has evolved and what the future might hold.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  6. The Weimar Republic 1918-1933

    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 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: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  7. Remodelling Europe after World War I: the creation of new countries

    Evening
    Course Date: Thu 14 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    With the disintegration of empires at the end of the First World War, new states emerged. Some survived, others disappeared but the conditions of their creation had long-lasting consequences on Europe and the Middle East.

    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

  8. The rise of Europe 1000-1300

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    We explore rise of feudal monarchy in Western Europe; Islam and the Crusades; the growth of urban life; trade; and the so-called twelfth century renaissance.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  9. Post war German history 1945-1961

    Course Date: Fri 15 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    This course offers a broad survey of German history from the end of the Second World War to the construction of the Berlin Wall at the height of the Cold war.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  10. The modern history of the Balkans: Between Europe, Russia and the Ottoman Empire /Turkey

    Course Date: Fri 22 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    To many, the Balkans seems to be either a violent and incomprehensible region or a bunch of cheap holiday destinations. Focusing on the period from the early 19th century until today, this five-session course looks beyond simplifying narratives of deep ethnic hatred and tourist imaginaries, exploring instead the national and regional dynamics in the context of the location at the overlapping European, Russian and Ottoman/Turkish spheres of influence.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

  11. Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain

    Course Date: Thu 28 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Through interactive lectures and discussions the course explores the idea of tolerant coexistence of religious groups under Islamic rule and after Christian re-conquest; how, by 1525, Catholic supremacy led to the Inquisition, expulsion of the Jews and banning of Islam.

    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: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  12. The Vichy Regime

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Jan 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    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.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  13. The Dreyfus Affair and its legacy

    Course Date: Wed 17 Feb 2021 (and 1 other date)
    Location on this date: Online
    Miscarriage of justice, anti-Semitism, reason of state and ultimately triumph of justice. There is more to the Dreyfus

    Affair though, an event that polarised French society like few before and is at the heart of modern France.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £69.00
    Senior fee: £55.00
    Concession: £30.00

  14. The French Fourth Republic from its origins to its collapse 1946-1958

    Course Date: Thu 18 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    Behind the post-war myth, what was the French Resistance? Who resisted against Nazi occupation and the collaborationist Vichy regime, and why? How did de Gaulle emerge as its leader and used it to strengthen his power?

    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: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  15. Wars and conflict in 20th and 21st Century Europe: the use of history and memory

    Course Date: Fri 19 Feb 2021
    Location on this date: Online
    From north to south and east to west, many European communities and societies have seen the previous century defined mostly by violence, conflict and war. In many places, belligerent governments have often (ab)used the past in what we can call memory politics to legitimise hatred. Similarly, wars and conflicts have also left deep historical wounds, many of which have taken decades to heal or have yet to heal. This course explores these troubling but important dimensions of 20th century European history.

    This course will be delivered online. See the ‘What is the course about?’ section in course details for more information.
    Full fee: £99.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £44.00

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