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My career goal: Creative and design

Bring out your creative flair to its full potential. Find some practical advice for advancing your career in a creative industry, whether that's using your keen visual eye, practical ingenuity, or rigorous technical skills.

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The Secret Life of Children's Books

This two part OU/BBC co-production looks at the secret lives of 'The Five Children and It' by E. Nesbitt and 'The Water Babies' by Charles Kingsley. 

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Read this before you fall for a personalised book

The COVID-19 pandemic has seen the sales of personalised books go up, but are they as beneficial as other children's books? Professor Natalia Kucirkova explores...

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The ‘boundarylessness’ of African-Caribbean religions

How have Santeria, Vodou or Rastafari become global religions? Hilde Capparella, a PhD research student at The Open University, explores African-Caribbean traditions and religions in this article.

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Rastafari in Israel

Hilde Capparella, PhD student in Religious Studies at The Open University, explains her research on diasporic and transnational contexts of Rastafari in this article...

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Subjugation and slavery: fake news in the nineteenth-century press

Fake news is not a new phenomenon. Pauline Brown explores this concept in relation to the portrayal of black people as the inferior race in nineteenth-century newspapers.

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Hero and Villain: Robert Clive of the East India Company

Robert Clive, a general of the East India Company, was despised by his contemporaries – so why was a statue of him erected outside the foreign office by the Edwardians years later?

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The historical and ongoing persecution of Europe’s gypsies

It’s estimated that 25% of the Roma pre-war European population perished as a result of Nazi persecution. This article explores the anti-Roma prejudice that still goes on today, and what can be done to tackle it.

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Languages 

The Great Fall: A personal perspective, before and after

A personal take on experiences before and after the Berlin Wall fell from an Open University lecturer in Classical Studies. 

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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.

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10 hrs
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Armistice Day

The armistice which marked the end of the First World War took effect at 11am on 11th November 1918. Here's a collection of resources for Armistice Day, to commemorate and remember these events.

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Afterword to Representing Religions: Race, Rationality, Colonialism and Anthropology

Paul-François Tremlett explains how Western representations of the Cargo Cults was in the contexts of colonialism, capitalism and racism in this video.

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