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Uncover archaeology and explore important events from ancient to modern times with free online history courses from leading universities and cultural institutions.
Dig deeper into the life and works of Robert Burns, with this free University of Glasgow course.
Part 1 of 2. This course depicts the complex history of the Holocaust, highlighting its impact on our world today.
Learn how ancient artefacts, written evidence, excavation and digital technologies are transforming understanding of this harbour.
Learn how maritime archaeology investigates our changing relationship with the oceans and seas, from 2.5m years ago until today.
Learn how the Allies defeat the Germans in World War 1, how the memory arose that the war was futile, and why this view is untrue.
Discover what healthcare was like in ancient Greece and the Roman world with this free online course.
We explore the ethical responsibilities that weigh on military professionals, who are ‘managers of violence’.
Explore Chinese history through the eyes of Western travellers, discoverers and missionaries, with this free online course.
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
Explore the fascinating history and culture of the American South from colonial times to the 21st century.
Part 2 of 2. This course depicts the complex history of the Holocaust, highlighting its impact on our world today.
Discover the relationship between financial crises and business cycles, with this free online course.
Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.
Discover the incredible world of 'the Hobbit' as modern archaeological science uncovers secrets hidden in time.
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Understand the importance of copyright and learn its history, from the Renaissance to the Internet, with this free online course.
Discover why the stereoscope and stereo photography mesmerised Victorians when they first appeared at 1851’s Great Exhibition.
Experience the world’s first international age, 3,500 years ago in the ancient Near East, with this free online course.
Explore the role that the Royal Air Force played in the Cold War through the collections of the RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford.
Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
Chart the history of royal food in the splendour of royal palaces.
Mark the 600th anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt, exploring its history and legacy, with this free online course.
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury.
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
Explore the lives of men, women and children living through war and revolution and social changes that made modern Ireland.
Explore the historical evolution of China and the Korean Peninsula and discover the implications for today.
Explore the unique and untold history of North and South Korea - from 1945 to the present - with this free online course.
Find out how propaganda is used to instil political ideologies and its impact on our daily lives, with this free online course.
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
As part of Shakespeare400, learn about Shakespeare in print and performance around the world, from early modern times to today.
Explore the fascinating work of philosopher Ramon Llull and its impact with this free online course
Mark the bicentenary of the Battle of Waterloo in 2015 and explore the Duke of Wellington’s archive with this free online course.
Learn about how and why the nations of the European Union (EU) cooperate in this free online course.