History

The history of the world from Charlemagne onwards.

History

Russia: The Great Terror, 1936-38

Russia: The Great Terror, 1936-38

In this course, Professor James Harris (University of Leeds) thinks about the Great Terror, Stalin’s campaign of political repression between 1936-38 that left more than 750,000 dead. In the first module, we think about the sources available for studying ...

Prof. James Harris

Leeds University

History

Germany in the First World War, 1914-18

Germany in the First World War, 1914-18

In this course, Professor Matthew Stibbe (Sheffield Hallam University) thinks about the experience of ordinary Germans in the First World War. We begin by thinking about the attitudes of Germans towards the declaration of war in 1914, focusing in ...

Prof. Matthew Stibbe

Sheffield Hallam University

History

The English Civil War, 1642-51

The English Civil War, 1642-51

In this course, Professor Mike Braddick (University of Sheffield) explores the English Civil War (1642-51) through the lens of radical and revolution. We begin by thinking about the causes of the war in England, focusing in particular on why the people of ...

Prof. Michael Braddick

Sheffield University

History

Russia: The Rise and Reign of Stalin, 1878-1938

Russia: The Rise and Reign of Stalin, 1878-1938

In this course, Professor Christopher Read (University of Warwick) examines the rise of Joseph Stalin from his birth in 1878 to the eve of the Second World War in 1938. We begin in the first module by thinking about his early life, including upbringing in ...

Prof. Christopher Read

Warwick University

History

The Trial and Execution of Charles I, 1648-49

The Trial and Execution of Charles I, 1648-49

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines one of the most extraordinary events in British political history: the execution of the king, Charles I, in January 1649. We begin in the first module by thinking about who it was ..

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

History

Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1653

Oliver Cromwell, 1599-1653

In this course, Professor John Morrill (University of Cambridge) examines the life of Oliver Cromwell from obscure beginnings in Cambridgeshire to his election as Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of England, Scotland and Ireland in 1653. In the ...

Prof. John Morrill

Cambridge University

History

Russia: The Revolution of 1905

Russia: The Revolution of 1905

In this course, Dr Jonathan Smele (Queen Mary, University of London) explores the (so-called) Revolution of 1905. We begin in the first module by considering whether this was a revolution at all and – if so – whether we should see events as being ...

Dr Jonathan Smele

Queen Mary, University of London

History

Russia: The Prague Spring, 1968

Russia: The Prague Spring, 1968

In this course, Professor Kevin McDermott (Sheffield Hallam University) explores the historical events leading up to and encompassing the Prague Spring, a period of political reform and liberalisation in Czechoslovakia in 1968. We begin by examining ...

Prof. Kevin McDermott

Sheffield Hallam University

History

Russia: The Rule of Khrushchev, 1953-64

Russia: The Rule of Khrushchev, 1953-64

In this course, Dr Miriam Dobson (University of Sheffield) explores Russia under the rule of Nikita Khrushchev, 1953-64. In the first module, we think about the usefulness of the concept of 'Khrushchev's Thaw' in describing the political climate in ...

Dr Miriam Dobson

Sheffield University

History

Oliver Cromwell: Lord Protector, 1653-58

Oliver Cromwell: Lord Protector, 1653-58

In this course, Dr David Smith (University of Cambridge) explores the life of Oliver Cromwell during the period when he was Lord Protector, from 1653-1658. We begin by thinking about the creation of the Protectorate in 1653, focusing in particular on ...

Dr David Smith

Cambridge University

History

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

The Transatlantic Slave Trade, c.1480-1850

In this course, Dr Toby Green (King’s College, London) explores the history of the transatlantic slave trade. We begin by thinking about some of the main characteristics of West African societies prior to European contact, before moving on ...

Dr Toby Green

King's College, London

History

The Second Crusade, 1147-49: Essay Questions

The Second Crusade, 1147-49: Essay Questions

In this course, Dr Nicholas Morton (Nottingham Trent University) considers four questions related the Second Crusade, 1147-49: (i) How did the Crusader States survive and grow in the decades following the First Crusade?; (ii) Why did the ...

Dr Nicholas Morton

Nottingham Trent University