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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  • Napoleon

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    In this podcast Dr Michael Rowe of the University of King's College University of London looks at the rise and fall of Napoleon Bonaparte. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project.  

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  • The French Revolution: Legacy

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    In this podcast Professor Munro Price of the University of Bradford looks at the legacy and significance of the French Revolution. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Maria Edwards and George Evans-Hulme, Student Ambassadors at the University of Kent.  

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  • Napoleon: Man and Myth

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    In this podcast Professor Michael Broers of the University of Oxford looks at the significance of Napoleon Bonaparte. This podcast was funded by the Age of Revolution education legacy project and recorded with the help of Maria Edwards, Student Ambassador at the University of Kent.  

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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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    This podcast series was commissioned as part of the HA’s education programme on the Age of Revolutions period, funded by the Age of Revolution legacy project. They were recorded with leading academic historians and are intended to shed light on a variety of perspectives on the period. These podcasts were...

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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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • 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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