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  • Civilisations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nutopia

    Civilisations

    Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore the visual culture of societies around the globe.

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    19 Apr 2018

  • Civilisations

    Civilisations Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Nutopia Updated content
    Introductory level Updated 19 Apr 2018
    Simon Schama, Mary Beard and David Olusoga explore the visual culture of societies around the globe.
  • Week 8 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    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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    05 Apr 2018

  • Week 6 Civilisations: The debate

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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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    Week 5 Civilisations: The debate

    By Leah R. Clark

    Join Dr Leah Clark between 12pm - 2pm on Tuesday 3rd April for a post-viewing discussion of episode five of...

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  • Week 5 Civilisations: The debate

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    Join Dr Leah Clark between 12pm - 2pm on Tuesday 3rd April for a post-viewing discussion of episode five of Civilisations.
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    Week 4 Civilisations: The debate

    Join Kathleen Christian on Friday 23 March between 3pm and 4pm for a discussion of Civilisations on...

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  • Week 4 Civilisations: The debate

    Week 4 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
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    Join Kathleen Christian on Friday 23 March between 3pm and 4pm for a discussion of Civilisations on Facebook with a special guest appearance from...
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    Week 2 Civilisations: The debate

    By Jessica Hughes

    Jessica Hughes, a Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies, will be reflecting on episode two of Civilisations on...

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  • Week 2 Civilisations: The debate

    Week 2 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com
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    Jessica Hughes, a Senior Lecturer in Classical Studies, will be reflecting on episode two of Civilisations on Friday 9th March between 12pm - 2pm. Let...
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    Journey through history and explore the art of different civilisations of the world by ordering our FREE poster to...

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  • Order your free 'Civilisations' poster

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    Journey through history and explore the art of different civilisations of the world by ordering our FREE poster to complement the OU/BBC series ...
  • Week 1 Civilisations: The debate Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Brad Calkins | Dreamstime.com

    Week 1 Civilisations: The debate

    By Kathleen Christian

    Dr Kathleen Christian, Senior Lecturer in Art History and academic consultant on Civilisations, responds to the...

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  • Week 1 Civilisations: The debate

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    Dr Kathleen Christian, Senior Lecturer in Art History and academic consultant on Civilisations, responds to the first episode and starts up our...
  • So you've ordered your 'Civilisations' poster - now what?

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

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

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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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    In this free course, Brighton Pavilion, you will examine the Royal Pavilion at...
  • 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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  • Dutch painting of the Golden Age

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    Seventeenth-century Dutch painting stands out from other art of the same period...
  • 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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    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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    Artists and authorship: the case of Raphael Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Scala, Florence
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    Individual artists have been the traditional focus of art history, but how do we...
  • 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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    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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  • The Enlightenment

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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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    14 Apr 2016

  • Napoleonic paintings

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    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

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    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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    Level: 2 Intermediate

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  • David Hume

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    This free course, David Hume, examines Hume's reasons for being complacent in the...

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    BA/BSc Open degree Copyrighted image Icon Copyright: Dreamstime
    Duration 3600 hours Updated 16 Apr 2018
    Over 40 per cent of OU students who graduate do so with an Open degree. It’s a...

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    If you’re keen to try university study and want to keep your options open, this...

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

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    The Diploma of Higher Education in Humanities will help you refine your skills of...

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