History

Open Courseware and Resources

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

Lectures on Ancient and Medieval European History

creation of distinct "world views", mythopoeic world view of ancient Sumer to the humanism characteristic of the Renaissance, western man has come to know and understand his world in different ways, how the world view and the western tradition came to be and changed over the course of nearly 6000 years of historical development

Introducing the Classical world

understanding of how sources are used in studies of the Classical World & issues related to time and space

Helen Langdon's ‘Caravaggio’

biographical monograph about single artist's life and work, focusing on the way that one author, Helen Langdon, has used biography in her book about one artist, Caravaggio, methods used to approach her subject and the different kinds of primary sources available to her, how an artist's work relates to his or her life, exploring methods to construct her biography and how sources employed, ways an artist's life can help explain the art, other ways of interpreting works of art with those contained within a biographical structure, possibilities and limitations of biographical monograph

Introduction to Ancient Greek History

development of Greek civilization as manifested in political intellectual and creative achievements from the Bronze Age to the end of the classical period, sources in translation and works of modern scholars
 

Civil War and Reconstruction Era

explores causes course and consequences of the American Civil War, from the 1840s to 1877, primary goal to understand the multiple meanings of a transforming event in American history
 

Holocaust in Film and Literature

insight into the History of Holocaust and its present memory through examination of challenges and problems encountered in trying to imagine its horror through media of literature and film
 

Early Modern England: Politics, Religion, and Society under the Tudors and Stuarts

development of English society between the late fifteenth and the early eighteenth centuries, changing social structure; households; local communities; gender roles; economic development; urbanization; religious change from the Reformation to the Act of Toleration; the Tudor and Stuart monarchies; rebellion, popular protest and civil war; witchcraft; education, literacy and print culture; crime and the law; poverty and social welfare; the changing structures and dynamics of political participation, emergence of parliamentary government
 

The American Revolution

examines the Revolution tracing the participants' shifting sense of themselves as British subjects, colonial settlers, revolutionaries, and Americans
 

The History of Rome

weekly podcast tracing the history of the Roman Empire, beginning with Aeneas's arrival in Italy and ending with the exile of Romulus Augustulus, last Emperor of the Western Roman Empire

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By historyteachers - - Need to learn about the six wives of Henry VIII?
 

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