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O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe?

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O' Fortuna: Can you survive Early Modern Europe? Copyrighted image Credit: Yoyo
Introductory level Duration 15 mins Updated 10 Jun 2015
Pit yourself against fate by embarking on a journey into Europe during one of its most volatile periods: 1500-1700. Can your historical...

James Dickson: The second youngest MP since the Great Reform Act

James Dickson: The second youngest MP since the Great Reform Act Copyrighted image Credit: Susanaaraujo | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Updated 11 May 2015
The story of the youngest MP elected between The Great Reform Act and 2015 is a twisty one of parental wrongdoing and self-sacrifice.

VE day half a world away: How New Zealand celebrated victory in Europe

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Updated 06 May 2015
After years of war, New Zealanders reacted to the fall of Berlin by cutting loose - but not too loose. As the official history explains, it...

What is a confidence and supply government?

What is a confidence and supply government? Copyrighted image Credit: Photos.com
Introductory level Duration 5 mins Updated 01 May 2015
There's suggestions we might find ourselves with a confidence-and-supply government after May 7th. What does that actually mean - and what does it...

Which party did best from the 2010 - 2015 coalition?

Which party did best from the 2010 - 2015 coalition? Copyright free image Credit: US government image
Updated 01 May 2015
Five years on from the coalition agreement, which of the two parties was most successful in achieving their aims?

What does a kiss mean?

What does a kiss mean? Copyrighted image Credit: Shiningcolors | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 14 Apr 2015
The kiss has changed its cultural meaning across the century - from a sign of favour to a marker of desire. How did that happen?

Before The Windrush: How did Liverpool become such a poorly-integrated city?

Before The Windrush: How did Liverpool become such a poorly-integrated city? Creative commons image Credit: Rodhullandemu under CC-BY-SA licence
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2015
A century ago, Liverpool revelled in its cosmopolitan character. Nowadays, though, the city is far less ethnically mixed. What happened?

The late-modern hipster

The late-modern hipster Copyright free image Credit: Cheryl18
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 10 Apr 2015
Unloved and shunned by sociologists. Bjørn Schiermer considers the plight of the elaborately bearded youth cult.

The purpose of war

The purpose of war Copyright free image Credit: ArmyAmber
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
War! What is it good for! Actually, Ian Morris suggests that it might make life generally less violent. He explained how to Laurie Taylor.

The illicit world of Indian dance

The illicit world of Indian dance Copyrighted image Credit: Vonora | Dreamstime.com
Introductory level Duration 10 mins Updated 09 Apr 2015
Although Bollywood has brought social change, the history of dancers in India is a story of shaming. Anna Morcom visited Thinking Allowed to...

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Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga

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Exploring a Romano-African city: Thugga Copyrighted image Credit: Used with permission
Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 30 Jul 2013
From Rome to Pompeii and Ephesus the excavation of Roman remains is well known, but what of Roman remains in Africa? This unit looks at the Roman...

The origins of the wars of the three kingdoms

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Introductory level Duration 12 hours Updated 21 Jul 2011
From Catholic rebellion to Civil War, what happened during the latter years of the reign of Charles I that caused people to take up arms against...

Late nineteenth-century Britain and America: The people and the empire

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Advanced level Duration 4 hours Updated 24 Jun 2011
In this unit we shall look more closely at the evidence available to assess the truth of this argument. Were the working people, as opposed to the...

The Roman Empire: Introducing some key terms

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Advanced level Duration 14 hours Updated 23 Jun 2011
This unit will define basic concepts and terms that are essential for an understanding of the culture and identity of the Roman empire. Terms such...

The African diaspora: An archaeological perspective

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Introductory level Duration 4 hours Updated 20 Jun 2011
In many ways the African diaspora is a contentious episode from the past (and indeed present). This unit explores why this area of research has...