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  • Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Civilisations: The debate

    Have you watched our co-production 'Civilisations'? Each week one of our OU experts will discuss the content in the...

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    19 Feb 2018

  • Civilisations: The debate

    Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com New content
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    Have you watched our co-production 'Civilisations'? Each week one of our OU experts will discuss the content in the programme. Join the debate here...
  • So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what?

    If you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster and can't wait for it to arrive? Check out these fantastic art history...

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    15 Feb 2018

  • So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what?

    So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what? New content
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    If you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster and can't wait for it to arrive? Check out these fantastic art history resources while you wait...
  • Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship Creative commons image Icon Giota Alevizou under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    15 Jan 2018

  • Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship

    Beyond the babble: social broadcasting and digital citizenship Creative commons image Icon Giota Alevizou under Creative Commons BY-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 15 Jan 2018
    The expression of emotion is key to the spread of declarations online. But can online identities really address the difficult political realities of...
  • A new union flag Copyright free image Icon Copyright free: The Open University

    A new union flag

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

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    09 Jan 2018

  • A new union flag

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    Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 09 Jan 2018
    How can the Union Jack be made more open, more participatory, more held in common?  
  • Travelling Objects Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    Travelling Objects

    By The Travelling Objects Team

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

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    Level: 1 Introductory

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    11 Sep 2017

  • Travelling Objects

    Travelling Objects Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 30 mins Updated 11 Sep 2017
    Journey around the world in our interactive to discover how 'objects' aren't just merely beautiful art works but can also reveal fascinating histories...
  • Milton Keynes and Me Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Platform Productions

    Milton Keynes and Me

    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.

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    16 Aug 2017

  • Milton Keynes and Me

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    Filmmaker Richard Macer goes home to Milton Keynes as both are about to turn 50.
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    OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop...

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  • OpenLearn Live: 12th December 2016

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    Duration 15 mins Updated 12 Dec 2016
    The production wing of a Viennese art movement; monkey typing; and what happens when you play Lennon in a coffee shop? Learning and research across the...
  • How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license

    How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short...

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    10 Oct 2016

  • How do historians know about the past?

    How do historians know about the past? Creative commons image Icon The Open University under Creative Commons BY-NC-SA 4.0 license
    Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Oct 2016
    How do historians know about the past? What are primary and secondary sources? Find out with our short animations. 
  • OpenLearn Live: 4th March 2016 Creative commons image Icon Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license

    OpenLearn Live: 4th March 2016

    By The OpenLearn team

    Supercomputing never went away - it just got more and more super; and 100 years of Dada. Then more free learning...

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    04 Mar 2016

  • OpenLearn Live: 4th March 2016

    OpenLearn Live: 4th March 2016 Creative commons image Icon Lawrence Berkeley Nat'l Lab - Roy Kaltschmidt, photographer under Creative Commons BY-NC-ND 4.0 license
    Updated 04 Mar 2016
    Supercomputing never went away - it just got more and more super; and 100 years of Dada. Then more free learning across the day.
  • Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

    Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside...

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    18 Feb 2016

  • Art and Visual Culture: Medieval to Modern

    Introductory level Duration 1 hour 30 mins Updated 18 Feb 2016
    Have you ever wondered about the visual remains of past centuries that still survive in our cities and countryside today? Are you baffled by modern art? This...

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  • Brighton Pavilion

    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and its relationship to nineteenth-century Romanticism and...

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    01 Dec 2017

  • Brighton Pavilion

    Brighton Pavilion Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 01 Dec 2017
    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at...
  • Goya

    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's career? This free course will guide you through the works of Goya...

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    5 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    10 Nov 2017

  • Goya

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    Intermediate level Duration 5 hours Updated 10 Nov 2017
    What influenced Goya? Did Napoleon's invasion of Spain alter the course of Goya's...
  • 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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    10 hours

    Level: 3 Advanced

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    06 Apr 2017

  • Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael

    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Scala, Florence
    Advanced level Duration 10 hours Updated 06 Apr 2017
    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
  • 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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    4 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    03 Apr 2017

  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

    Dutch painting of the Golden Age Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: © Wallace Collection/The Bridgeman Art Library
    Intermediate level Duration 4 hours Updated 03 Apr 2017
    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
  • Wilberforce

    William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the abolition of slavery in Britain. This free course explores...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    18 Oct 2016

  • Wilberforce

    Wilberforce Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 18 Oct 2016
    William Wilberforce, the politician and religious writer, was instrumental in the...
  • The Enlightenment

    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and scale of the cultural changes of the time, we offer a 'map' of...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • The Enlightenment

    The Enlightenment Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    The free course will examine the Enlightenment. To help understand the nature and...
  • Robert Owen and New Lanark

    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are hotly debated in today's society. They are also issues that Robert...

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    12 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

    Updated on:

    14 Apr 2016

  • Robert Owen and New Lanark

    Robert Owen and New Lanark Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 12 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    Childcare, education, working conditions, healthcare, crime: these issues are...
  • Napoleonic paintings

    In this free course, Napoleonic paintings, we will examine a range of Napoleonic imagery by David, Gros and a number of other artists, beginning...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • Napoleonic paintings

    Napoleonic paintings Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    In this free course, Napoleonic paintings, we will examine a range of Napoleonic...
  • Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the short poems in German that were set to music by Franz Schubert ...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems

    Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, Schubert's Lieder: Settings of Goethe's poems, looks at the...
  • David Hume

    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the face of death, as these are laid out in his suppressed essay of...

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    16 hours

    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • David Hume

    David Hume Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
    Intermediate level Duration 16 hours Updated 14 Apr 2016
    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the...

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    Why study the arts? Apart from sheer enjoyment, these subjects give you an...

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