Open Courseware and Resources

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

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]

Philosophy of History

Seminar in Political Philosophy [16 sessions and audio files]

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?

France Since 1871

emergence of modern France, social economic and political transformation of France, impact of France's revolutionary heritage of industrialization and of the dislocation wrought by two world wars, political response of the Left and the Right to changing French society: video transcripts

Seminar in Historical Methods

variety of approaches to the past used by historians writing in the twentieth century, how (historians conceive of their object of study, use primary sources as a basis for their accounts, structure the narrative and analytic discussion of their topic), advantages and drawbacks of various approaches: readings

Germany and Europe, 1871-1945

Debate on German Peculiarities, Previous History, Road to National Unification, Second Empire until 1914, First World War, 1914-1918, Weimar Republic, Third Reich, Aftermath Of the War


academic, scholarly, and critical articles on British poets, novelists, playwrights, essayists, and biographers of the twentieth century, nineteenth century, and eighteenth century; and on American poets, novelists, playwrights, and essayists of the twentieth century and nineteenth century, open access and free

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