Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Chinnapong; Getty Images
Digital Humanities: Humanities research in the digital age free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Digital Humanities: Humanities research in the digital age

This free course will prepare you for the challenges of doing research in an increasingly digital world. It introduces the methods of Digital Humanities and explains how research methods in the Humanities can be combined with digital media and technologies. After completing the course, you will be able to analyse, understand and use digital content, to ------ information technologies critically, and to integrate digitally-driven methodologies and media to develop your own research.

Free course
10 hrs
Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: The Art Archive/Alamy
Getting started on classical Latin free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Getting started on classical Latin

This free course, Getting started on classical Latin, has been developed in response to requests from learners who had had no contact with Latin before and who felt they would like to spend a little time preparing for the kind of learning that studying a classical language involves. The course will give you a taster of what is involved in the very early stages of learning Latin and will offer you the opportunity to put in some early practice.

Free course
10 hrs
Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Used with permission
Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus

What does Christopher Marlowe's Doctor Faustus tell us about the author and the time at which the play was written? This free course, Christopher Marlowe, Doctor Faustus, will help you to discover the intricacies of the play and recognise how a knowledge of the historical and political background of the time can lead to a very different understanding of the author's intended meaning.

Free course
15 hrs
Census stories: Bringing statistics to life in Milton Keynes free course icon Level

History & The Arts 

Census stories: Bringing statistics to life in Milton Keynes

This free course brings national census data to life by highlighting the vibrant stories of the diverse residents of Milton Keynes. This ‘new town’ with an increasingly mixed population, serves as a rich case study for understanding demographic changes in ethnicity and religion across the UK. The approach can be applied in any local context. It encourages reflection upon personal lived experience and its relationship to the complexities of identity, ethnicity and religion, as observed in the census statistics over time.

Free course
2 hrs
Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: Kireev Art for Dreamstime.com
When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre article icon

History & The Arts 

When Edward met Bertha: Mental Health, Colonialism, Race and Patriarchy in Jane Eyre

Bertha Mason is described as the ‘insane’ ex-wife of Mr Rochester in Charlotte Brontë’s Jane Eyre. What does the depection of her tell us about views of mental illness, patriarchal society and ethnicity in the Victorian era? Siobhan Halliday explores in this personal reflection on race and colonialism as prompted by the novel.

Article
A conference to honour Baruch Spinoza's forgotten masterpiece: Tractatus Theologico-Politicus video icon

History & The Arts 

A conference to honour Baruch Spinoza's forgotten masterpiece: Tractatus Theologico-Politicus

Watch video recordings of speaker presentations from a conference, which examined and celebrated the 350th anniversary of the publication of Baruch Spinoza's forgotten masterpiece: Tractatus Theologico-Politicus.

Video
3 hrs
Creative commons image Icon By Edward N. Jackson (US Army Signal Corps) (U.S. Signal Corps photo) [Public domain], via Wikimedia Commons under Creative-Commons license
The debate on the origins of the First World War article icon

History & The Arts 

The debate on the origins of the First World War

The way historians have viewed the causes of WWI has changed in the hundred years since war broke out. This article explores the origins of the Great War.

Article
Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC
The Somme: The German perspective article icon

History & The Arts 

The Somme: The German perspective

How do Germans view the Battle of The Somme? This article explores reactions to the most famous battle of the First World War. 

Article
Copyrighted  image Icon Copyright: BBC
Death on the eve of Armistice audio icon

History & The Arts 

Death on the eve of Armistice

Flu and a last gasp of fighting claimed lives even as the First World War was coming to a close. Michael Palin spoke to two experts to find out why.

Audio
10 mins