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    Week 9 Civilisations: The debate

    By Professor Gill Perry

    Emeritus Professor and academic advisor on Civilisations, Gill Perry, will be discussing Civilisations on...

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    Emeritus Professor and academic advisor on Civilisations, Gill Perry, will be discussing Civilisations on Thursday 26th April at 10pm. Let us know...
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    Week 8 Civilisations: The debate

    By Leon Wainwright

    Dr Leon Wainwright, a reader in Art History, will be discussing episode eight of Civilisations on Thursday 19th...

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    Dr Leon Wainwright, a reader in Art History, will be discussing episode eight of Civilisations on Thursday 19th April at 10pm. Let us know your thoughts...
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    Week 7 Civilisations: The debate

    By Dr Emma Barker

    Emma Barker, a Senior Lecturer in Art History, will be reflecting on episode seven of Civilisations on Friday...

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    Emma Barker, a Senior Lecturer in Art History, will be reflecting on episode seven of Civilisations on Friday 13th April between 12pm - 2pm. Let us know...
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    Week 6 Civilisations: The debate

    By Renate Dohmen

    Join Dr Renate Dohmen between 12pm - 1pm on Friday 6th April for a post-viewing discussion of episode six of...

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    Join Dr Renate Dohmen between 12pm - 1pm on Friday 6th April for a post-viewing discussion of episode six of Civilisations.
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    Protest Banners

    Investigate how protest banners have been used throughout history, the important political messages they have...

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    Investigate how protest banners have been used throughout history, the important political messages they have conveyed and how. 
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  • Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship

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    The expression of emotion is key to the spread of declarations online. But can online identities really address the difficult political realities of...
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    A new union flag

    How can the Union Jack be made more open, more participatory, more held in common?  

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    How can the Union Jack be made more open, more participatory, more held in common?  
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  • We shouldn’t judge Charlie and the Chocolate Factory by its cover

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    Why has the absence of a Quentin Blake illustration in favour of a more grown up image on a 50th birthday edition of Roald Dahl's Charlie and the...
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    Travelling Objects

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    Journey around the world in our interactive to discover how 'objects' aren't just merely beautiful art works but...

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    Journey around the world in our interactive to discover how 'objects' aren't just merely beautiful art works but can also reveal fascinating histories...
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    The Who Are We? project

    By Dr Giota Alevizou, Dr Umut Erel, Agnes Czajka

    How artists and academics can work together to develop new avenues for exchange and influence

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    How artists and academics can work together to develop new avenues for exchange and influence

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    Exploring books for children: words and pictures

    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood, perhaps especially of those wonderful picture books and illustrated...

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    Many people have fond memories of the stories they encountered in childhood,...
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    Musée du Louvre

    The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the Venus de Milo, but how were they brought together as a collection?...

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    The Muse du Louvre houses 35,000 works of art, including the Mona Lisa and the...
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    Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period and even more so from that of previous centuries on account of its...

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    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we evaluate the figure of the artist? This free course, Artists and...

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    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
  • Visions of protest: Graffiti

    This free course, Visions of protest: Graffiti, introduces students to contrasting understandings of graffiti. It draws on a wide range of...

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    Picturing the family

    Besides being simple mementos, family photographs can offer insights into the past. This free course, Picturing the family, looks at some of the...

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    Besides being simple mementos, family photographs can offer insights into the past...
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    Commemoration: Visual texts

    This free course, Commemoration: Visual texts, explores the commemoration of war through treating two war memorials the Sandham Memorial Chapel...

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    This free course, Commemoration: Visual texts, explores the commemoration of war...
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    Art in Renaissance Venice

    This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance Venice and how such art was determined in many ways by the city's...

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    This free course, Art in Renaissance Venice, considers the art of Renaissance...
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    Textiles in Ghana

    Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This free course will help you to understand how textiles can carry an...

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    Textiles in Ghana carry a far greater importance than you might expect. This free...
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    War memorials and commemoration

    This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to practise good study techniques using the theme of commemoration and...

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    This free course, War memorials and commemoration, gives you the opportunity to...