#HI-02-08 Empire: the Controversies of British Imperialism
About CourseUniversity of Exeter
Explore the British Empire through six controversial themes
Over six weeks, we’ll explore the British Empire through six themes – money, violence, race, religion, gender and sex, and propaganda. You’ll get to hear the stories of the fascinating individuals who contributed to both its rise and fall.
Along the way, you’ll be able to debate the questions these themes raise with learners from around the world, and draw your own conclusions.
You can start to explore the Empire and find out more about the Centre for Imperial and Global History on its blog, Imperial & Global Forum, or by following @ExeterCIGH on Twitter.
What Will I Learn?
- Identify key themes through which the controversies of British Imperialism can be explored
- Demonstrate an understanding of the complexities of British Imperialism through debate and contributions to the learning community
- Develop your understanding of British imperialism
Topics for this course
Welcome to the British Empire
What does ‘British Empire’ mean to you?
Welcome to the course00:01:12
This week’s controversies and educators
A journey through the rise and fall of the British Empire
The birth and rebirth of the Empire00:01:57
Britain’s imperial century00:09:07
The price of victory00:05:48
The journey to decolonisation00:04:41
Britain and Ireland: ambiguities of Empire00:04:27
Share your perceptions of ‘Empire’: has anything particularly piqued your interest?
Three theories of the link between money and the British Empire00:06:22
John Bowring’s story00:02:08
What can Bowring’s treaty teach historians about the relationship between British imperialism and money?
Highways of Empire
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Excellent course with a clear explanation and points.
This has been the most complete and resourceful course that I have ever taken for this subject. It is easy to understand and it provides a lot of great informations.
I have taken a class before, but I am learning so much more here and appreciate the thoroughness you are covering.
The course in very informative and well explained. I learned a lot about British Imperialism.