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Medicine Through Time – Galen and Galenism, c. 120-220

In this course, Professor Vivian Nutton (University College London) looks at the life of the ancient doctor Galen of Pergamon. We start by looking at the early career of Galen. We then examine his later career when he served as physician to the...

5 lectures


Prof. Vivian Nutton



Medicine Through Time – William Harvey and Circulation, 1570-1660

In this course, Professor Andrew Gregory (UCL) explores the life of William Harvey and his discovery of the circulation of the blood. We will look at why Harvey's discovery is so important and why it was such a difficult discovery to make given...

6 lectures


Prof. Andrew Gregory



US History – Continuity and Change in the Revolutionary Period, 1754-1800

In this course, Professor Ed Gray (Florida State University) explores continuity and change in the revolutionary period from 1754 to 1800. In the first module, we take a look at what North America looked like in 1763. After this, we turn to look...

5 lectures


Prof. Edward Gray

Florida State University


Medicine Through Time – The Black Death, c. 1325-1450

In this course, Professor Miri Rubin (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the Black Death. Firstly, we look at what the Black Death was and where it came from. We then have a look at the social and economic effects of such a vast...

4 lectures


Prof. Miri Rubin



Germany - Before the War, 1871-1918

In this course, Professor Matthew Jefferies (University of Manchester) looks at Germany during the period before the First World War. In the first module, we explore what Germany was like in 1914, particularly how the country was geographically...

5 lectures


Prof. Matthew Jefferies

Manchester University


Medicine Through Time – Public Health and the Great Plague of 1665, c. 1450-1700

In this course, Jane Stevens-Crawshaw (Oxford Brookes University) explores the relationship between plague and public health during the renaissance in England. We start by looking at how public health functioned and developed in the renaissance....

5 lectures


Dr Jane Stevens-Crawshaw

Oxford Brookes University


US History – Government Policies During the Civil War, 1861-65

In this course, Professor Paul Escott (Wake Forest University) examines the American Civil War and addresses some of the popular myths that have developed about the war and whether they hold true to the historical record. In the first module, we...

5 lectures


Prof. Paul Escott

Wake Forest University


Germany - Weimar and Nazi Culture, 1918-45

In this course, Professor David Imhoof (Susquehanna University) explores German culture between the years 1918-45. In the first module, we think about the relationship between culture and politics in this period, focusing in particular upon the...

5 lectures


Professor David Imhoof

Susquehanna University


Germany – Sport and Physical Culture, 1919-33

In this course, Dr Jon Hughes (Royal Holloway) explores the role played by sport and physical culture in the Weimar Republic. In the fist module, we provide an introduction to sport and physical culture in Germany from the mid-19th century to the...

5 lectures


Dr Jon Hughes

Royal Holloway, London


US History – The Regions of the British Colonies, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor Alan Taylor (University of Virginia) explores the regions of the British colonies in North America. This course will explain how and why environmental and other factors shaped the development and expansion of various...

8 lectures


Prof. Alan Taylor

University of Virginia


Medicine Through Time – Antibiotics, 1920-2000

In this course, Dr Robert Bud (Science Museum, London) examines the history of antibiotics. We take a look at what medicine and medicines were like before the discovery of antibiotics. We then look at the discovery of penicillin and how it was...

6 lectures


Dr Robert Bud

The Science Museum, London


US History – Colonial Politics and Political Identity, 1607-1754

In this course, Professor John Brooke (The Ohio State University) explores colonial politics and political identity from 1607-1754. In the first module, we take a look at some of the motives behind colonisation in North America and how these...

6 lectures


Prof. John Brooke

The Ohio State University

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