Open Courseware and Resources

- History: study of the past, focused on human activity and leading up to the present day.

History and Archaeology - Resource Page

Prime Sites

  • Arizona State University (US), ArchNet, WWW Virtual Library for Archaeology - promotes appreciation, understanding, knowledge about archaeology & preservation, interpretation of cultural resources, prehistoric & historic: regional views, topical selection, educational & research resources, institutions & organizations, FAQ
  • Institute of Historical Research (UK), The National Centre for History - resources for historians, online articles, free event advertising, MA/PhD study, training courses, open-access library: Free Articles, online journal, History On-line, Conferences around the world, Seminars, lectures, courses and workshops, noticeboard, News, Jobs, Guides for historians, Digitisation, Conference proceedings, Partner sites, Awards, prizes and fellowships
  • Tufts University (US), Perseus Digital Library - covers history, literature and culture of the Greco-Roman world, current research centers on personalization: Greek and Roman Materials, Art & Archaeology Artifact Browser (art objects, sites, and buildings), Arabic Materials, Germanic Materials, 19th-Century American, Renaissance Materials, Issues of the Richmond Times Dispatch, Duke Databank of Documentary Papyri

Other Sites

Religious Architecture and Islamic Cultures

introduces history of Islamic cultures, religious architecture that spans 14 centuries & 3 continents, studies representative examples from House of the Prophet to present in conjunction with their social, political & intellectual environments: readings, related resources

Analysis of Historic Structures

themed sections based around construction materials, Structures from all periods of history are analyzed, goal to provide understanding of the preservation of historic structures

Early Music

examines European music from the early Middle Ages until the end of the Renaissance. It includes a chronological survey and intensive study of three topics: chant and its development, music in Italy 1340-1420, and music in Elizabethan England.

Introduction to New Testament History and Literature

historical study of the origins of Christianity by analyzing the literature of the earliest Christian movements in historical context, concentrating on the New Testament, importance of the New Testament and other early Christian documents as ancient literature and as sources for historical study, central organizing theme of the course will focus on the differences within early Christianity (-ies)

History of Philosophy Without any Gaps

Beginning with the earliest ancient thinkers, ideas and lives of the major philosophers covering in detail Plato, Aristotle, Avicenna, Aquinas, Descartes, and Kant) as well as the lesser-known figures of the tradition [ongoing podcasts]

Topics in the History of Philosophy: Kant

Critique of Pure Reason, special focus on questions about idealism, ignorance of things in themselves, and about what, if anything, idealism has to do with this kind of ignorance, Kant's distinctive account of space, matter, and force, an alternative, and unorthodox, interpretation of Kant's distinction between phenomena and things in themselves: readings, related resources, study materials

Philosophy of History

Seminar in Political Philosophy [16 sessions and audio files]

History of Ancient Philosophy

survey of history of ancient Greek philosophy from the Milesians through Aristotle: Thales, Anaximander, Anaximenes, Heraclitus, Ship of Theseus, Parmenides, Zeno, Empedocles, Anaxagoras, Atomism, Socratic Definitions, Meno's Paradox, Plato's Phaedo, forms, "one over many", allegory of the cave, criticism of forms, Plato's cosmology, Aristotle's categories, Aristotle on change, four causes, texts & essays, search engines, links, news, just for fun

Galileo and Einstein

explores two revolutions in perception of the universe, Galileo (realization that what we see in the heavens—the moon, the planets, the sun and stars—are physical objects), Einstein (space and time are not as straightforward as they first appear, but related to each other in a simple but unexpected way)

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