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. 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

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. 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

  8. 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

  9. 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

  10. 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

  11. 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

  12. 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

  13. 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

  14. 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

  15. 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

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