History courses

Total courses: 59
Beyond the Ballot: Women’s Rights and Suffrage from 1866 to Today
4.8

Explore the remarkable story of women’s rights and campaign for the vote6th February 2018 marked the centenary of the Representation of the People Act, the piece of legislation which extended the vote to (some) women...

Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr
4.74

Learn about the incredible discoveries at Star CarrStar Carr is one of Britain’s most important archaeological sites. Because of extraordinary conditions of survival, we have uncovered the oldest known house in Britain, the earliest evidence...

Migration and Cities
4.62

Discover the fundamental links between migration and cities Migration has always played a fundamental role in urban development. Without some form of inward migration – be it international or internal – cities would not develop...

Learning from the Past: A Guide for the Curious Researcher
4.45

Discover sources that help you understand the past, and explain the present! The language of history determines how we view our world and understand urgent issues, such as the environment, conflict and human rights. This...

Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-78
4.46

Discover what 70s punk subculture can tell us about contemporary historyIn the late 1970s a new youth subculture emerged in the UK. This, of course, was punk, and a cultural revolt was underway. On this...

History of Slavery in the British Caribbean
4.62

Learn about Britain’s involvement in the transatlantic slave tradeOn this course, you’ll be introduced to the history of slavery and the lived experiences of enslaved people in the British Caribbean. Explore the link between global...

Modern Sculpture: An Introduction to Art History
4.61

Dive into art history through an exploration of public sculpturePublic sculpture is everywhere – in our parks, squares and city centres, as well as galleries and museums. On this course, you’ll explore material, conceptual and...

Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
4.89

Discover the rich history of Japanese literature A book is a tool for preserving words and images. Through books, an abundance of information, including the knowledge and experiences of the people of the past, has...

Propaganda and Ideology in Everyday Life
4.54

This free online course explores the building blocks of our political views: freedom, community, place, justice and choice. These words mean different things to different people – such radically different things in fact, that individuals,...

World War 1: Trauma, Memory, Controversy
4.74

More than a hundred years after it ended, the First World War has lost none of its fascination. It was a war of unprecedented scale and brutality, with countless casualties. It also left a poisonous...

A History of Royal Fashion
4.85

Enter the world of British royal fashion and discover its rich history A History of Royal Fashion welcomes you on a 5-week journey into the wardrobes of British kings and queens. Your fashion history exploration...

The Tudors
4.72

Uncover the turbulent history of Tudor England and its lasting impactFrom magnificence and martyrs to weddings and war, the Tudor period was one of the most eventful in British history. The reigns of the five...

Working Lives in the Factories and Mills: Textile heritage of the factory workers
4.73

The course is important in that it will discuss the relationship between textile factory labour in the past and present, and specifically consider the uses of British industrial heritage in the present day. It will...

Enlightening the Dark Ages: Early Medieval Archaeology in Italy
4.58

Discovering the cultural heritage of Medieval Europe through archaeologyOn this archaeology course, you will explore what we can learn about the past through material culture. It focuses on the history of Medieval Europe, from the...

Early Modern Scottish Palaeography: Reading Scotland's Records
4.75

Explore Scottish history and learn more about using historical sourcesPalaeography is the study of ancient handwriting and a vital skill in the historian’s toolkit. It is essential when conducting research on early modern Scotland –...

Religions From The Inside: Improving Interreligious Dialogue
4.35

Learn how to encourage and benefit from respectful interfaith dialogueThis short course, led by the Faculty of Theology of Lugano in collaboration with USI, will develop your knowledge of what interfaith dialogue means from a...

The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science
3.78

Trace the roots of modern science How did the science of today come about? What constitutes ‘modern’ science? How does science relate to religion? Answer these questions and more with this course that travels back...

Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy
4.76

Celebrate Robert Burns with this free online course. This free course from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will introduce you to the life, works and global celebrity of Robert Burns. You’ll...

The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece
4.85

Explore the history of Ireland using the remarkable Book of KellsThe Book of Kells manuscript, housed at Trinity College Dublin is world famous - it attracts almost one million visitors a year. But what can...

Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
4.68

Understand Greek and Roman approaches to health and well-beingWhat did being healthy in ancient Rome or Greece look like? How can we tell what well-being meant in ancient times? This online course will help you...