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. Ways into advanced historical study

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 25 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    From understanding what history is, to detailed studies of modern Europe, Global History and others. The course will provide an in-depth understanding of the modern discipline of history and develop students’ historical skills and rigour.
    Full fee: £289.00
    Senior fee: £289.00
    Concession: £145.00

  2. German culture in the 19th century: music, literature, art

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 28 Sep 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The course offers an introduction to the world of German culture between the French Revolution and the First World War, focusing on selected trends and works from music, literature and art.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  3. The Dreyfus affair and its legacy

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 26 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  4. What is history?

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 27 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course explores some different ways of looking at, and understanding, history.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  5. The Soviet Union and the Second World War

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course focuses on the Soviet experience of the Second World War, dating from the diplomacy of the late 1930s to the defeat of Germany and Japan in 1945.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  6. The French nation and Napoleon

    The French nation and Napoleon

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 28 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Napoleon had a huge impact on the French state and the French nation and many of his ideas and reforms were also adopted across Europe as a result of the French empire which Napoleon founded. Some of these developments were due to Napoleon himself and others emerged because of the systems he set up and the people he employed. Many of the changes he initiated have had long term effects which can be seen up until the current day. The course will examine some of these developments. Tutor: Gregor Davey.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  7. Metternich, Bismarck and the changing face of 19th century Europe

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 16 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course tutor Rudolf Muhs. Full course outline will come later in June.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  8. Emperor Maximillian and his world

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 30 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will look life and times of the Holy Roman Emperor Maximilian I whose marriage alliances ushered in the golden age of Spain and saw the rise of the Habsburgs dynasty.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  9. The presidency of Macron from his election to the Gilets Jaunes

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 7 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    One year before 2017, few believed Macron could become president. Since then his reforms have been both welcome and rejected. At the forefront of the opposition is an unforeseen and unprecedented movement: the Gilets Jaunes. Tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  10. The revolting French: 1815-1871

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Why France was so prone to upheavals between Napoleon’s escape from Elba in 1815 and the Paris Commune 1871?
    Full fee: £159.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £70.00

  11. 1919: revolutions and counter-revolutions in Europe and beyond

    Course Date: Tue 14 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    As WWI ended and empires came down, a new world emerged. Revolutionary and counter-revolutionary forces, inspired or frightened by the Russian Revolution, vied for power in parts of Europe and beyond with lasting consequences.

    Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin. Course tutor: Sebastien Ardouin.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  12. Christians, Muslims and Jews in Medieval Spain

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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. Tutor: Michael Schraer.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £63.00
    Concession: £35.00

  13. 17th century Europe: religion, politics and war

    Course Date: Fri 17 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    ‘A time of devastating wars of religion and economic crisis’. How did Europeans deal with religious, political, economic and technological changes and how did these changes lead to religious and civil war between 1618-1648?
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

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

    Course Date: Fri 24 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Course tutor is Rudolf Muhs. Full course outline available later in June.
    Full fee: £179.00
    Senior fee: £143.00
    Concession: £79.00

  15. 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

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