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History Courses

Uncover archaeology and explore important events from ancient to modern times with online history courses from leading universities and cultural institutions.

University of Leicester
England in the Time of King Richard III
Explore 15th century England through archaeology, history and literature. Learn more about Richard III’s discovery and reburial.
University of Strathclyde
Genealogy: Researching Your Family Tree
Develop an understanding of genealogy – how to research your family tree and communicate the results – in this free online course.
The University of Nottingham
Ending Slavery
There are 45.8 million slaves alive today. Find out how we might achieve a slavery-free world with this free online course.
Lancaster University
Radical Spirituality
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
Keio University
Japanese Culture Through Rare Books
Explore the important roles that books have played in the cultural history of Japan.
London School of Hygiene & Tropical Medicine
A History of Public Health in Post-War Britain
Understand where public health has come from, why it looks the way it does today and where it might go next.
Royal Holloway, University of London
From World War to White Heat
Explore the role that the Royal Air Force played in the Cold War through the collections of the RAF Museums at Hendon and Cosford.
Keio University
Sino-Japanese Interactions Through Rare Books
Learn about the role of books in the relationship between the cultures of Japan and China, with this free online course.
Monash University
World War 1: A History in 100 Stories
Change the way you see World War 1 as you explore stories of hope, suffering and loss from newly released historical archives.
Uppsala University
Understanding Financial Crisis
Discover the relationship between history, financial crises and business cycles, with this free online course.
University of Southampton
Wellington and the Battle of Waterloo
Find out about the Battle of Waterloo and explore the Duke of Wellington’s archive with this free online course.
The Open University
Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
Discover what healthcare was like in ancient Greece and the Roman world with this free online course.