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The World Of The 19th Century

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1816 to 1913AD, including aspects of the industrial revolution; new intellectual movements, including utilitarianism, romanticism, nationalism, liberalism, and socialism; and related developments in literature and the arts. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

21 September 2022 – 07 December 2022
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:450CS
£186 / £65
12 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Literature Art And Material Culture The Mythological Thread

The course will explore the literature, art, and material culture of Europe, with reference to six key texts: Hesiod's Theogony; Ovid's Metamorphoses; Chaucer's The Manciple's Tale; Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis; Shelley's Prometheus Bound; and Blake's Urizen Books. It will focus on the influence that each of these texts had on those that followed; and on the complex and changing inter-relationships between literature, the visual and performing arts, and material culture in European culture and society.

26 September 2022 – 12 December 2022
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:453
£132 / £46
12 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Literature, Art And Material Culture In Europe: The Lyric Thread

The course will explore the literature, art, and material culture of Europe, with reference to eight key literary texts: The surviving poems of Sappho; Ovids Amores; Petrarchs Canzoniere; Shakespeares sonnets; the secular poems of John Donne; the poems of Goethe; Wordsworths Lyrical Ballads; and Walter Scotts The Lady of the Lake. It will focus on the influence that each of these texts had on those that followed; and on the complex and changing inter-relationships between literature, the visual and performing arts, and material culture in European culture and society.

16 January 2023 – 27 March 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:454
£121 / £42
11 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Aspects Of The 19th Century World

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1816 to 1913AD, including the revolutions of 1848; the Crimean War; the unification of Germany & Italy; the character of British, French, & German imperialism; scientific developments, including Darwinism, the germ theory of disease, and public health; and related developments in literature and the arts. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:451CS
£171 / £60
11 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Georgian London

18 January 2023 – 29 March 2023
Wednesday, 14:30 to 16:30
Course Code:457
£121 / £42
11 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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The World Turned Upside Down: England In Turmoil 1530-1688

This course will explore the intense political and religious strife in England that began with Henry VII's break with Rome and continued until the Glorious Revolution. The Reformation politicised religion, pitting Catholics against Protestants. This course will examine important themes of the turmoil, such as the ways in which royal authority was contested; plots and conspiracies; rebellions; and the circulation of news and false news. This is an interdisciplinary course that will blend political, social, and cultural history, and the history of ideas, and the history of the book. We will assess lots of primary sources, including printed texts and images, paintings, and coins.

19 January 2023 – 30 March 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:460
£121 / £42
11 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Literature Art And Material Culture In Europe: The Comic Thread

The course will explore the literature, art, and material culture of Europe, with reference to six key literary texts: Aristophaness Women in the Thesmophoria, Plautuss The Haunted House, Miguel de Cervantess Don Quixote, Jonathan Swifts Gullivers Travels, Gogols The Nose, Julian Barness A History of the World in 10 Chapters. It will focus on the influence that each of these texts had on those that followed; and on the complex and changing inter-relationships between literature, the visual and performing arts, and material culture in European culture and society.

24 April 2023 – 26 June 2023
Monday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:455
£88 / £31
8 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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The World Of The Early 20th Century

The course will explore the cultural history of Europe and the Mediterranean world from 1914 to 1933AD, including the causes, conduct, and aftermath of the First World War; the Russian Revolution; the birth of new nations, including the Republic of Turkey, and the Irish Free State; the struggle for, and achievement of, universal suffrage for women and men; and related developments in literature and the arts. Drawing on archaeological evidence, literary texts, architecture and the visual arts, the course will look at the complex and shifting relationships between the present and the past in the definition and transformation of Christian, Muslim, and Jewish cultures and identities.

26 April 2023 – 28 June 2023
Wednesday, 10:30 to 13:00
Course Code:452CS
£155 / £54
10 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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Victorian London

26 April 2023 – 28 June 2023
Wednesday, 14:30 to 16:30
Course Code:458
£110 / £39
10 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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History Term 3

27 April 2023 – 29 June 2023
Thursday, 14:00 to 16:00
Course Code:461
£110 / £39
10 Meetings
42 Queen Square
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