Imperialism to Globalism: Europe and the World 1860-1970

Overview

Overview

Global integration is not only a fact of modern life, but of modern history writing. The interconnectedness of distant societies and states, and powerful forces making for social, cultural and economic interaction have prompted significant scholarly assessment.

This lecture-only module investigates some of the events and processes which have led to a more integrated world order between the mid-nineteenth century and the later twentieth century. For most of that period much of the world was carved up between a number of inter-continental empires centred in Europe. How those empires grew, exerted control and in due course retreated will be the particular focus of the module. But other processes, too, will be considered, not least the integrating force of economic changes and the spreading power of capitalism across the globe. Attention will be given to the evolution of ideologies of imperialism and social Darwinism and to whether or not such ideologies impacted upon changing global power relationships. The module, while broadly chronological in approach, will focus on a wide range of themes in cultural, economic and political history

Date, Time and Place

Day-time course: Time and venue to be confirmed. Whether these lectures will be in person or online will depend on the situation with COVID 19 later in the year. If online, lectures may be pre-recorded and made available at the time the lectures should be scheduled, or they may be live on Zoom. Live lectures are not necessarily recorded, so you may have to attend at the time stated.

www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses for updates or text ‘INFO’ to 087 257 2015.

Duration

This lecture-only module comprises of two lectures per week over one term commencing in January 2022.

Course Fees

€150 for the course. The concession rate for the course is €75.* * The concession rate is available to second and third level students and people whose primary source of income is a Social Welfare pension or payment, Jobseekers, Health Board or a government-sponsored employment scheme.

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Please check our website www.histories-humanities.tcd.ie/shortcourses in December for updates on enrolment dates and term dates.

Applications in person and by post for 2021-22 courses are suspended.

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