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An Introduction to Japanese Subcultures
Explore Japanese subcultures and learn about their history from the 1970s to today.
National Maritime Museum
Confronting Captain Cook: Memorialisation in museums and public spaces
Explore the importance and far-reaching effects of the voyages of Captain Cook, and delve into the modern controversy around him.
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.
Hadrian's Wall: Life on the Roman Frontier
Explore the archaeology of the most heavily fortified frontier in the Roman Empire, its people and their lives.
University of Leeds
WW1 Heroism: Through Art and Film
Discover just some of the ways that heroism and the First World War is portrayed through art and film.
University of Groningen
The Scientific Revolution: Understanding the Roots of Modern Science
Learn about the seventeenth-century Scientific Revolution and its role in shaping the modern Western world.
Archaeology and the Battle of Dunbar 1650: From the Scottish Battlefield to the New World
Discover how science, history and archaeology unlocked the stories of the soldiers from the Battle of Dunbar 1650.
Dublin City University
Irish 106: An Introduction to Irish Language and Culture
Delve deeper into Irish language and culture. You’ll explore past and future tenses - plus new subjects, like food and drink.
Radical Spirituality: the Early History of the Quakers
Learn about the beginnings of this radical religious group as it emerged in 17th century England, with this free online course.
The Open University
Health and Wellbeing in the Ancient World
Use literary and archaeological evidence to see how ancient Greeks and Romans approached health, well-being and societal issues.
University of Glasgow
A History of Royal Fashion
Explore how British kings and queens have influenced fashion over 500 years. In partnership with Historic Royal Palaces.
University of Reading
Archaeology: from Dig to Lab and Beyond
Get an introduction to studying archaeology, exploring exciting discoveries in the Vale of Pewsey, near to Stonehenge and Avebury.
University of York
Exploring Stone Age Archaeology: The Mysteries of Star Carr
Discover Star Carr, one of the world's most important archaeological sites, and learn what life was like over 10,000 years ago.
Antisemitism: From Its Origins to the Present
Join 50 leading scholars in exploring antisemitism, from its roots to its contemporary forms.
University of Exeter
Many Faces: Understanding the Complexities of Chinese Culture
Develop a clearer understanding of modern China by exploring the role of art, literature and the 'noble hero' in Chinese culture.
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.
University of Exeter
Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism
The British Empire continues to cause enormous disagreement among historians. Find out why and join the debate.
International Confederation of Societies of Authors and Composers (CISAC)
Exploring Copyright: History, Culture, Industry
Understand the importance of copyright and learn its history, from the Renaissance to the Internet, with this free online course.
University of Reading
Rome: A Virtual Tour of the Ancient City
Explore the architecture and history of Rome, walking around a 3D digital model of the ancient city, with this free online course.
Trinity College Dublin
The Book of Kells: Exploring an Irish Medieval Masterpiece
Discover medieval Ireland using the Book of Kells, a ninth-century manuscript featuring the four gospels of the new testament.