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).

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  1. Indian nationalism and the British Raj

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 19 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This day course will deliver an interactive-lecture on the British Raj, Colonial rule and the impact this had on Indian nationalism. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

  2. 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

  3. History reading group: radical thinkers of the 20th century

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 30 Oct 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This is a forum to explore radical thinkers and doers and their contexts, selecting individuals from twentieth century Europe and beyond.

    NOTE: We will meet four times: 30 October, 4 December 2019; 19 February and 1 April 2020. First text: Mussolini, R.J. B. Bosworth (Bloomsbury Academic, 2010). Tutor: Carmel Elwell.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £59.00
    Concession: £26.00

  4. History and memory across the world

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 4 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: International House
    Typically, the past is often seen as ‘gone’, ‘a long time ago’ or even irrelevant. In contrast, this course promotes the idea that the past has a much stronger influence on how we—as individuals, families, communities, societies and in states as collective actors in international politics—think about not only the present but also the future.
    Full fee: £79.00
    Senior fee: £79.00
    Concession: £35.00

  5. The politics and society of contemporary India

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 17 Nov 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India's rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. We will examine contemporary India through its politics and society in this interactive lecture day-course. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  6. The use and abuse of history in 20th century wars and conflicts

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 1 Dec 2019
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will investigate the way in which memory and the past is utilised during times of conflict.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  7. Communism in the USSR: 1945-1991

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    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.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £199.00
    Concession: £88.00

  8. The Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers: politics, archaeology and the public imagination

    Course Date: Mon 13 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course covers the the Ottoman Empire and the Western Powers from the 18th to the early 20th century. An overview of the political history of the Ottoman Empire will provide the background to exploring the importance of archaeology in the construction of empire and nation in the Ottoman and Western public imagination.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £95.00
    Concession: £52.00

  9. 1900-1940: the rise and fall of empires

    Course Date: Thu 16 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    In 1900, there were numerous empires, some solely in Europe, others spanning Asia and other parts of the world. Why did some collapse and others expand as a result of the Great War? N.B. no session on 27th February, 2020.
    Full fee: £199.00
    Senior fee: £159.00
    Concession: £88.00

  10. Beyond the nation-state: international organisations in world history

    Evening
    Course Date: Mon 20 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    An introductory course looking beyond the nation state, we explore the role of a range of international organisations in an increasingly globalised world defined by inequalities, privileges, conflicts and climate change. We will trace their origins in European inter-imperial collaboration, their navigation of the Cold War, and their current projects in the context of current global power politics and Western populism.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £89.00
    Concession: £39.00

  11. The history of global knowledge exchange

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 22 Jan 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    The course explores the histories of people involved in global knowledge exchange: merchants, sailors, pirates and navigators, supercargoes, migrants, translators, people of mixed descent, academics, poets and diplomats, as well as slaves and captives.
    Full fee: £119.00
    Senior fee: £119.00
    Concession: £52.00

  12. Is India the next economic powerhouse? Opportunities and challenges ahead

    Evening
    Course Date: Wed 19 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: International House
    Explore and assess India’s potential to be the next global economic powerhouse. This interactive lecture-based course will give you an overview of the current state of India’s economy and its future prospects, critically assessing both opportunities and remaining challenges.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £49.00
    Concession: £22.00

  13. The Politics of Archaeology: The Age of Empires (1840 - 1914)

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sat 29 Feb 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This course will provide students with an introduction to British archaeology in the Middle East during the long 19th century. Starting with British and French exploration of the Assyrian cities of Nineveh and Nimrud we will study the interconnection between archaeology, exploration, and international politics in the Age of Empire. We will look at the role of museums in fuelling the competitive interest of the British, French, German and Ottoman Empires in acquiring the material remains of the past.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  14. Pre-Colonial India: Trade Networks and Spices

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive introductory course focuses on India’s central place in the pre-colonial trade network. Through the history of the spice trade the course will explore the important position of India in global trade.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £31.00
    Concession: £20.00

  15. The end of the Ottoman Empire and the rise of Arab nationalism

    Weekend
    Course Date: Sun 8 Mar 2020
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    This interactive-lecture day course will trace the growth of Arab nationalism in the decaying Ottoman Empire and the formation of new Arab states in the aftermath of World War I: fascinating background to understanding contemporary events in the Middle East. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £30.00

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