World history

Explore the rich and often turbulent history and culture of various regions and specific countries from around the world. Tutors will take students on a journey of discovery to the hidden gems of places familiar, near and far, from modern France (1900 onwards) to Latin America to India (from the 1500s).

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  1. A history of India from 1500

    Course Date: Tue 19 Sep 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The structure of Indian society, its colonial heritage, and the fabric of India’s rich cultural history have shaped, and in turn have been shaped by, the politics and economic changes over the centuries - telling the rich story of how contemporary India came to be. Tutor: James Chiriyankandath.
    Full fee: £189.00
    Senior fee: £151.00
    Concession: £83.00

  2. After imperialism: the African leaders who took over at independence

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    We will examine the first presidents of newly-independent African states - how their personalities shaped their nations, the challenges inherited and policies pursued. Special focus on the leaders of Ghana, Kenya and Malawi. Tutor: Hywel Nelson.
    Full fee: £59.00
    Senior fee: £47.00
    Concession: £26.00

  3. China - a sphere of influence

    Course Date: Tue 8 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Gain a better understanding of the historic roots of modern China and the implications for East Asia and the world of the re-emergence of China as a Great Power.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  4. Current political debates in Africa

    Course Date: Tue 1 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    An introduction to current political debates in Africa. Examining issues such as: the role of Western donors, the ‘good governance’ agenda, and whether free market economic polices are the best for development in Africa or not. Tutor: Mark McQuinn.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  5. Global political Islam

    Course Date: Tue 25 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Debates concerning Islam and its impact on global politics has come to dominate the contemporary political landscape. On this short course you will gain an understanding of the mindset upon which Islam and politics has been fused and its role in contemporary Islamic thought and movement. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £22.00

  6. Hope and history: exploring contemporary Muslim societies

    Course Date: Sat 8 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    Explore Muslim societies in modern times: the reception of modern ideas and institutions, the status of traditional practices, debates around the nation state, democracy, gender, identity, globalisation and extremism.
    Full fee: £49.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £25.00

  7. Russia - re-exerting its dominance

    Course Date: Thu 3 Aug 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    A brief introduction and exploration of contemporary Russian politics. Explore how the changes to Russia over the past two decades impact its regional and global relations today.
    Full fee: £39.00
    Senior fee: £39.00
    Concession: £17.00

  8. The impact of the 1967 Arab-Israeli War on contemporary politics

    Course Date: Mon 24 Jul 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    The 1967 war between Israel and the Arabs was one of the defining moments in the politics of the modern Middle East. We will look at the history of the conflict leading up to the 1967 war, its impact on the region and on contemporary regional and global politics. Tutor: Noman Hanif.
    Full fee: £29.00
    Senior fee: £29.00
    Concession: £13.00

  9. The Russian Revolution of 1917

    Course Date: Wed 1 Nov 2017
    Location on this date: KS - Keeley Street
    100 years ago two revolutions swept through the Russian Empire. The second, October 1917, is a pivotal moment in modern world history, leading to the creation of the Soviet Union. This introductory course explores how and why these two revolutions occurred. Tutor: Zoe Quinn.
    Full fee: £89.00
    Senior fee: £71.00
    Concession: £39.00

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