History is the science concerned with finding, gathering, structuring and passing on facts about events in the past. It aims at objectively establishing a cause-effect explanation of events in a chronological, complete and truthful manner.
The study of history helps us understand why the human society is the way it is today, why there are differences between societies and how people and society have evolved over time. A good understanding of the past leads to better decisions in the present and better planning for the future. Although History is regarded as a descriptive science of the past, it has great impact on the present.
A student of this discipline will learn how to assess evidence of various types, how to interpret conflict in an objective, based manner and how to assess and explain past changes. This discipline of studies offers a broad perspective that offers flexibility, good analytical skills, good writing and speaking skills, capacity to identify, assess and explain trends and behaviours and great research skills. All these attributes are vital in a number of different occupations in the job market, so a graduate of history has a wide range of jobs that he or she could be fit for.
This course explores the main intellectual, cultural and political traditions of Europe. Lecturers in the fields of history, philosophy, religion, art and other fields in the humanities will introduce students to key issues in European civilization from its ancient origins in Greece and Rome to the present.
This course will examine how Holocaust and other genocides affected European society. Which political, economic and social circumstances led to these crimes against humanity in modern Europe? How can we explain the recurrence of war-related violence in a globalized society? How did European societies deal with the genocidal practices of the twentieth century?
Istanbul: The Capital of Empires Past, Özyeğin University Summer Program Come and Explore the intricacies of this ancient city and its surrounding areas across its many manifestations through lectures by Byzantine, Ottoman and Modern Turkish scholars united with hands-on, guided tours of well-known and off-the-beaten-path landmarks.
Wissensgesellschaften vom 16. bis 20. Jahrhundert / Societies and knowledge, 16th to 20th centuries, 29. August bis 1. September 2012, unter Leitung von Kaspar von Greyerz in Sigriswil (Berner Oberland)
This course introduce students to the critical climatic and environmental systems that brought about the development of the British landscape over the past ca. 3 million years.
SUMMER SCHOOL IN RUSSIAN AND EURASIAN STUDIES is offered by the European University at Saint Petersburg, a leading school in the social sciences and humanities in Russia known for its advanced research and excellence in teaching.
This highly interactive class provides students with an introduction to contemporary politics and recent history of Germany. Key debates will revolve around Germanys political system, welfare state, foreign relations, and position in the EU. The course also includes a three-day excursion to Berlin.
This masters-level module, which can also be taken as a stand-alone short course at our London centre, looks at the social origins and development of the British school system
For almost 30 years, the Berlin Wall was a symbol of the division of the city of Berlin, of Germany and of Europe during the era of the Cold War between the two superpowers, the United States of America and the Soviet Union. Consequently, the fall of the Wall in 1989 was a hugely symbolic turning point in world history.
In the 5th Century BC the golden age of Greek drama began with the Greek wars with Persia, and ended with the catastrophic Peloponnesian War
Subjects covered: History of shoemaking and tanning - Oldest footwear found: the Oregon Caves and the Ötztal Alps - Footwear of the Terracotta Warriors in Xian - History of high heels - Historical Czech footwear - Archaeological experiments related to shoemaking
Since the 19th century, seven Million emigrants have undertaken the journey from the harbour in Bremerhaven, Germany to the United States. This major pathway of immigration is the main focus of this summer program on the history of emigration and the role of Bremen and Bremerhaven.