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History & The Arts

History & The Arts

Explore culture, conflict, and the things that make us human.
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History & The Arts

Making sense of art history

You can prepare for this free course, Making sense of art history, by looking around you. It's likely that wherever you are you'll be able to see some images. It's also likely that many of these will be intended to have some sort of effect on you. In the course itself you will be exploring the power of images via a study of contemporary art ...

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5 hrs
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History & The Arts

Studying the arts and humanities

This free course is an introduction to studying the arts and humanities. It takes you through a series of exercises designed to develop your approach to study and learning at a distance and improve your confidence as an independent learner.

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4 hrs
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Exploring the English language

How has the English language changed over the course of the last 500 years? What are the social and political contexts that have affected how these changes have come about? This free course, Exploring the English language, will consider the development of the English language from the 15th to the 19th century.

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9 hrs
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Historical perspectives on race

Race is not biological. It is a social construction. Yet we know that in our contemporary world and in history, this construction has real consequences. From enslavement and colonisation to resistance and revolution, the stories of people of colour are often left untold in accounts of the past. This free course, Historical perspectives on race, ...

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12 hrs
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What is Religion - and the Growth of Religious Toleration

Professor Graham Harvey discusses the big questions in religious studies: How do people emphasise what is important to them? How do they choose to do religion in different ways? And how did these practices evolve throughout history?

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Deconstructing the Moors: Black Presence in the United Kingdom Before and During the Tudor Period video icon

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Deconstructing the Moors: Black Presence in the United Kingdom Before and During the Tudor Period

Dr Carol J. Brown-Leonardi delves into the largely unknown history of black settlers in the UK before and during the sixteenth century in this talk and accompanying article.

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25 mins