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. Revolution, communication, technology, conflict and co-operation are just some of the many complimentary and contradictory themes that are covered in this detailed collection of podcast to explore the global modern era. Read more

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  • Black History and the History of Slavery

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    Black History and the History of Slavery: Rethinking the agenda, Dr Madge Dresser, F.R.Hist.R. Associate Professor of History University of the West of England In a globalising world and with an increasingly diverse population, traditional histories are being rethought. As the influence of popular memory on national identity and political allegiance...

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  • Canadian Confederation

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    In this podcast Professor Edward MacDonald of the University of Prince Edward Island discusses the origins of the Charlottetown Conference of 1864, Canadian Confederation and the development of Canada over the 20th Century.

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  • The Cuban Missile Crisis

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    In this podcast Professor Mark White of Queen Mary, University of London discusses the Cuban Missile Crisis.

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  • The Falklands War

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    In this HA Podcast Dr Helen Parr of Keele University examines the origins and the consequences of the Falklands War.

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  • The Korean War

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    In this podcast Dr Michael Shin of the University of Cambridge examines the impact and significance of the Korean War.

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  • The End of the Cold War

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    Why did the Cold War come to an end in the 1980s? In this podcast Dr Alex Pravda of St Antony's College, University of Oxford discusses the End of the Cold War.

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  • Britain & the Cold War

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    In this podcast Dr Helen Parr of Keele University looks at the effect of the Cold War on Britain and the role Britain played.

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  • A Historiography of the British Empire

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    In this podcast Dr Larry Butler of the University of East Anglia examines how have interpretations of the British Empire have changed over the years.

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  • The Cultural Revolution 1966-1976

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    In this podcast Dr. Yangwen Zheng of the University of Manchester looks at the origins, theatre and consequences of the Cultural Revolution.

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  • Ideology and the Cold War

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    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex discusses the ideological origins of the Cold War.

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  • The USSR and Eastern Europe

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    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex looks at the relationship between the USSR and Eastern Europe during the Cold War.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on the ordinary Russian Family

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    In this podcast Dr Elena Hore of the University of Essex talks about her experience growing up in Moscow in the 1950s and 60s.

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  • Impact of the Cold War on British and US Families.

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    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the effect of the Cold War on ordinary people in the US and UK.

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  • The Cold War in Latin America

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    In this podcast Dr Tanya Harmer of the London School of Economics examines the impact of the Cold War on Latin America.

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  • What did the end of the Cold War mean for American Power?

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    In this podcast Dr Maria Ryan of the University of Nottingham discusses what the end of the Cold War meant for the power of the United States.

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  • The significance of atomic and nuclear weapons

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    In this podcast Dr Matthew Grant of Teeside University examines the significance of atomic and nuclear weapons within the context of the Cold War.

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