World History Courses in London
Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).
Course Date: Sat 25 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetFeaturing a trip to the British Museum, this course will provide students with an introduction to British archaeology in the Middle East during the early 20th century. We will explore the role of archaeologists in military conflict, in constructing the Mandates and creation of the modern Middle East. From fashion to film, literature and interior design, students will traverse the lasting influence the distant past has had on modernity.
Please note: the second session of this course will involve a 1.5 hour trip to the British Museum after lunch. Please arrive at City Lit as normal for the start of the class.Full fee: £69.00Senior fee: £69.00Concession: £35.00
Course Date: Tue 28 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetJust 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: £89.00Senior fee: £71.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Wed 29 Apr 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetTrace the historical roots of this conflict and study the peace process of the 1990s: Madrid talks, Oslo agreement, Camp David talks and the recent Middle Eastern road map, as well as the latest developments on this stimulating interactive lecture course. Tutor: Noman Hanif.Full fee: £149.00Senior fee: £149.00Concession: £66.00
Course Date: Mon 4 May 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThis course provides a short introduction to Japanese imperialism during the period between World War One and World War Two. Starting with Japan’s acquisition of territories under a League of Nation’s mandate, through to its domestic political-military issues of the 1930s leading into World War Two.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Mon 1 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetArguably, the media’s relentless blasting of one global crisis after another tell us that we must think globally. Yet, how do we go about that with regards to history? Do we think only about the global past or do we situate our understanding in the global present? And if we can even agree on that, do we give primacy to oceans, empires and imperialism, technology and arms, trade and finances, power and resistance, people or systems, or all of them? Where we grow up, how our societies are organised and relate to the past in different ways also influence how we think about the world and its history. In some communities and societies, the past comes alive through generational family and kinship narratives rather than the nation (as we in most European societies consider the norm). These issues complicate how to do world history. In this course, we take therefore on this challenge.Full fee: £139.00Senior fee: £139.00Concession: £61.00
Course Date: Tue 9 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetThe Russian civil war (1917 - 1922) took place in the immediate aftermath of the Russian Revolutions of 1917. While
many factions vied to determine the course of Russia's future, the two largest groups were the Red Army (led by Lenin) and the White Armies (led by former officers of the Tsarist state). Tutor: Gregor Davey.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Thu 18 Jun 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetDebates concerning Islam and its impact on global politics has come to dominate the contemporary political landscape. On this short interactive lecture course you will gain an understanding of the mindset upon which Islam and politics has been fused and its role in contemporary Islamic thought and movement. Tutor: Noman Hanif.Full fee: £89.00Senior fee: £89.00Concession: £39.00
Course Date: Fri 17 Jul 2020
Location on this date: KS - Keeley StreetExplore Muslim societies in modern times: the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around the nation state, democracy, gender, identity, globalisation and extremism. Tutor: Farid Panjwani.Full fee: £59.00Senior fee: £47.00Concession: £26.00
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