History - Step up Programme
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Session 1- Introduction to Sources:
How do we find truth in a world of lies? In our first lesson we will attempt to answer this question. We will investigate the different types of sources available to historians and how they can be used to reveal the mysteries of the past. Our lesson will explore the rapidly developing fields of genetics and linguistic analysis, in addition to more traditional textual and archaeological sources to explain how Roman Britain became Anglo-Saxon England.
Session 2- Disease in History:
Winners and Losers in Times of Plague:History is a great source of comfort; it teaches us that no matter how bad our lives are they could always be significantly worse. In this lesson we will discus how epidemics have altered the course of human history, and using sources from the 6th, 14th, and 20th centuries we will ask whether societies can emerge strengthened by the trials of pestilence and death.
Session 3- The Personal is Political? Love, Death, and Treason in the Tudor Court:
Go to the history section of any bookshop in the English speaking world and you will find Henry VIII takes up a large portion of it. Though famous for his six wives and robust physique, Henry was a pivotal King in English history helping to transform it into a modern, protestant state. In this lesson we will grapple with the question of how and why Henry instituted his revolution in government and what parallels can be drawn with other early modern polities. More broadly, we will examine how far history is made by 'Great Men' as opposed to impersonal forces beyond their control or understanding.
Session 4- It's the Economy Stupid! Economic History 101:
'The history of all hitherto existing society is the history of class struggle' - so said Karl Marx, but should we believe him? In this lesson we will debate the role of economics in the rise and fall of nations. Through a range of case studies we will examine both the limits of economic history as well as with the areas in which it can provide a richer understanding of the past.
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