Monthly Archives: February 2009

News from the Classroom … out and about at the Tate Modern

Third Year Option: ‘From the Second Reich to the Nazis: Culture, Art and Politics in Germany, 1890-1933′ The years immediately after the First World War are often shrouded in gloom and depression: war was followed by economic strife, deep misery, … Continue reading

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News from the Classroom … When did Nationalism start?

First Year Option: ‘Nations and Empires’ When did nationalism start? Does it carry specific political values? This module debates nationalism in a series of different contexts. While many people believe that nationalism is something inherent and natural, almost inscribed in … Continue reading

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News from the Classroom: Violence in America

Second Year Option: ‘Violence in America’ The United States of America is a violent country. On any average day in the U.S. there are 81 gun-related deaths. The murder rate for American men aged between 15 and 24 is 37 … Continue reading

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News from the classroom … What was the Black Death?

History Foundation Module: What was the Black Death? What was the Black Death? The answer – as every schoolchild knows – is simple: the Black Death was the bubonic plague (or Yersinia Pestis to give it its scientific name). It’s … Continue reading

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