Dr Martin Shipway (MS), Dr Patricia Sequeira Bras (PSB), Dr Eckard Michels (EM)
No language requirement other than English
Mondays 6.00-7.20 (Terms 1 & 2)
The course is jointly taught by members from different language areas. It will cover major aspects of European history since 1945. The themes we are covering are European colonialism and decolonisation focusing mainly on Britain and France (MS); political discourses and cultural responses to social developments in the “long 1960s” mainly in Southern Europe (PSB); and cold war politics in Europe from the end of the Second World War to the Fall of the Soviet Empire in 1989/90 focusing mainly on Central and Eastern Europe (EM).
Introduction: Europe in 1945
The End of Empire: the Asian ‘first wave’, 1945-49
The End of Empire: African colonial reform and revolt