International Relations

Relations across the UK, Europe and globally are frequently changing, and have done so across our history. How these relations are recorded, monitored and treated are discussed in the collection of articles and podcasts here. The very concept of international relations is explored as are when boundaries and discussions between states and groups started to matter. What are the procedures, protocols and outcomes of a world according to the history of international relations are all under scrutiny?

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  • Podcast Series: The Age of Revolutions

    Multipage Article

    These podcasts were developed with A-level students as the intended target audience, but provide an equally enlightening listen for the general enthusiast. The first two podcasts represent two historians’ interpretations on the role of Nelson in the defeat of Napoleon and the development of the British Navy during the nineteenth...

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  • The Language & Politics of the Indian Independence Movement

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Pritipuspa Mishra of the University of Southampton discusses how the language and politics of the Indian Independence movement changed between 1847 and 1947.

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  • The Rise of American Empire, 1865-1920

    Podcast

    In this extensive podcast series, Dr Alex Goodall of UCL looks at the growth of the United States as an international power from the end of the American Civil War through to the early twentieth century. This was a critical period for understanding the United States rise to superpower status in the twentieth...

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  • The Cold War in the Middle East

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Charles Tripp of the the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS), University of London looks at the impact of the Cold War on the Middle East.

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  • Detente - The Cold War

    Podcast

    What brought about the era of detente between the Superpowers in the 1970s? In this podcast Dr Alex Pravda of St Antony's College, University of Oxford the impact and significance of the Policy of Detente.

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  • The Cold War in Africa

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor David Anderson of St Cross College, University of Oxford discusses the impact of the Cold War on Africa.

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  • The American Civil War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Dr Adam Smith of University College London looks at the origins, the development and the significance of the American Civil War.

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  • Llywelyn the Great

    Podcast

    Llywelyn the Great (Welsh: Llywelyn Fawr), full name Llywelyn ap Iorwerth, (c. 1172 - 11 April 1240) was a Prince of Gwynedd in north Wales and eventually de facto ruler over most of Wales. By a combination of war and diplomacy he dominated Wales for 40 years.In this podcast Dr...

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  • The Hundred Years War

    Podcast

    In this set of podcasts Professor Anne Curry, of the University of Southampton and former President of the Historical Association, provides an introduction to the Hundred Years War, looking at its origin, legacy and the role of Henry V and Henry VI.

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  • The British Empire & the Scramble for Africa

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr John Stuart of Kingston University London looks discusses Britain and the scramble for Africa; looking at motivations, how Britain's influence expanded so quickly in Northern and Southern Africa, the changing relations with other colonial powers, the two Boer Wars and their impact on Britain's perception of...

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  • Saladin and the Third Crusade

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Tom Asbridge of Queen Mary, University of London examines Saladin's rise to power, his motivations, his achievements and his legacy.

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  • Britain's Retreat from Empire

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor A J Stockwell looks at Britain's retreat from Empire from 1914, examining how and why this retreat began, the pressure for independence across the Empire, new imperialism, the changing relationship between rulers and ruled, how Britain attempted to manage retreat, decolonisation and the legacy of the...

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  • Germany and Denazification

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London examines the allied occupation of Germany and the differing approaches to produce a denazified Germany.

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  • The British Empire 1800-1870

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Sean Lang of Anglia Ruskin University examines commerce and imperial expansion between 1800-1870

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  • The Rise of an Islamic Civilisation

    Podcast

    An HA Podcasted History of the Rise of an Islamic Civilisation featuring Dr Caroline Goodson of Birkbeck, University of London.

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  • The Great War and the Easter Rising

    Podcast

    In this podcast Dr Fearghal McGarry of Queens University Belfast discusses the Easter Rising.

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  • Edward III: Foreign Relations and the Hundred Years War

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Mark Ormrod discusses the impact of Edward III reign on foreign relations, relations between England and Scotland and the origins of the Hundred Years War.

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  • The First Crusade - Development across Europe and Asia Minor

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith looks at the epic nature of the First Crusade and how the crusade proceeded across Europe and Asia Minor.

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  • The First Crusade - Causes and Consequences

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Jonathan Riley-Smith gives an outline of events and causes of the First Crusade.

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  • The First Crusade - Antioch, Edessa, the fall of Jerusalem and the Crusader States

    Podcast

    In this podcast Professor Riley-Smith examines Antioch: the turning point of the Crusade, Edessa, the advance on Jerusalem, the use of modern warfare, the massacre of Jerusalem, ethnic cleansing, the consequences of the fall of Jerusalem and the creation of the Crusader States.

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