Open Courseware and Resources

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

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

Early Modern Europe

basic understanding of the political, economic and intellectual development of Europe (mainly Western Europe) between 1400 and 1800, medieval church split irrevocably into Catholic and Protestant camps, European mariners, debates about the form of government and the role of religion in life

Internet History Sourcebooks Project

collections of public domain & copy-permitted historical texts for educational use: ancient, Medieval, modern, African, East Asian, Indian, Islamic, Jewish, women's, global, science, Byzantium, Medieval (Web, NYC, Music, Saints' Lives, Ancient Law, Medieval Law), Film (Ancient, Medieval, Modern, Saints)

Cambodian Recent History and Contemporary Society: An Introductory Course

Cambodia since April 1975 (Democratic Kampuchea, People’s Republic of Kampuchea, Cambodia, UN Transitional Authority in Cambodia, Royal Govt of Cambodia, Subessays), Contemporary Society (Emerging from Democratic Kampuchea, Economics, Health, Landlessness, Natural Resources, Subessays), Resources, Biographies, Bibliography, Keywords, Course Review Questions

History and Civilization

surveys development of various Western (European) civilizations from antiquity through the late Middle Ages (3000 BCE - 1500 CE): Documentary Evidence, or What Has Survived (and What Does It Mean?), Physical Evidence and History, History and Society, History and Religion (Before Christ), History and Religion (After Christ)

Introduction to Nonviolence

development of nonviolence since the Civil Rights movement, Nonviolent theory and practice seen in recent insurrectionary movements (freedom struggles) social justice struggles nonviolent intervention across borders and protection of the environment in the emerging world of global corporatism.

The World: 1400-Present

surveys the increasing interaction between communities, as the barrier of distance succumbed to both curiosity and new transport technologies.

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