Modern

Starting with the nineteenth century and bringing us right up to the debates of today this section contains many brilliant podcasts that explore the recent and current work around us. Here the transformative events of war and peace between European nations are examined, while recent arguments of unity and separation provide an insight to contemporary political debate. Read more

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  • Remembering the Siege of Sarajevo

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    The Balkan Crisis of the 1990s was tragic yet also extremely complex with many different perspectives of events. In this podcast, Rešad Trbonja recounts his own experience of being a young Bosnian Muslim during the Siege of Sarajevo. Rešad is talking to HA Education Manager Melanie Jones who was invited to visit Bosnia-Herzegovina in 2017...

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  • Podcast Series: The Age of Revolutions

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    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 Origins of the Spanish Civil War

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    In this podcast Dr Peter Anderson of the University of Leeds looks at the origins of the Spanish Civil War.

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  • The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War

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    The long shadow of the Spanish Civil War - Peter Anderson, University of Leeds This podcast was recorded at the HA Annual Conference 2016 which took place at the Majestic Hotel in Harrogate. This talk examined how and why the Spanish Civil War continues to divide society. It begins by...

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  • Podcast Series: German History 1918-1948

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    An HA Podcasted History of Modern German History: 1918-1948 featuring: Sir Ian Kershaw, Professor Jill Stephenson of the University of Edinburgh, Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London and Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield.

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  • How popular was the Nazi regime?

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    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw looks at the popularity of the Nazi regime.

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  • Nazi Policy: From persecution to extermination.

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    In this podcast Sir Ian Kershaw examines how Nazi policy on the Jews progressed from persecution to extermination.

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  • Germany and Denazification

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    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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  • What was Nazi ideology?

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    In this podcast Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield looks at Nazi ideology.

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  • Nazi creation of a Volksgemeinschaft

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    In this podcast Professor Stephenson examines the extent that the Nazis were able to create a Volksgemeinschaft and the role propaganda played.

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  • How was the Nazi Party formed?

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    In this podcast Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield talks about how the Nazi Party was formed.

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  • What were the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic?

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    In this podcast Professor Benjamin Ziemann of the University of Sheffield looks at the strengths and weaknesses of the Weimar Republic.

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  • What was Hitlers role?

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    In this podcast Dr Christina von Hodenberg of Queen Mary, University of London looks at Hitler's role and explores both Hitler's intentions and motives and the structures and local elites around him.

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  • The Rise of the Nazi Party

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    In this podcast Professor Stephenson looks at the rise of the Nazi Party: How important to Nazi support were the crises of 1923? How important was the Wall Street Crash to the Nazi seizure of power in 1933? To what extent was the Nazi seizure of power a legal revolution?

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  • The Battle of Waterloo

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    In this podcast Professor Alan Forrest discusses the origins, development and the significance of the Battle of Waterloo.

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  • Re-imagining Democracy

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    The following set of podcasts feature Professor Mark Philp of the university of Warwick discussing how peoples perceptions of democracy changed between 1750 and 1850 and is based on the findings of the Re-imagining democracy project, begun in 2005 by Joanna Innes and Mark Philp.

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  • The French Revolution and the Terror

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    In this podcast Professor David Andress of the University of Portsmouth looks at how the French Revolution developed and the emergence of the Terror.

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  • The Peninsular War

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    In this podcast Professor Charles Esdaile of the University of Liverpool looks at the origins, development and significance of the Peninsular War.

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  • The Origins of the French Revolution

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    In this podcast Emeritus Professor William Doyle of the University of Bristol looks at the origins of the French Revolution.

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  • The Rise & Fall of Napoleon

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    In this podcast Professor Malcolm Crook of Keele University looks at the rise and fall of Napoleon.

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