SOAS Summer Programme in London: Empires in World History

The School of Oriental and African Studies at the University of London announces its summer program “Empires in World History

Empires in World History: Merchant Capital, Colonialism and World Trade

Minimum Entry Requirements: 3.0 GPA (US) or equivalent
Length of programme: July 18 to August 5, 2011
Application Deadline: May 16, 2011
Duration: Three weeks
Mode of Attendance: Full Time
Fees: £1,600 – Includes: tuition, student hall accommodation with breakfast, London excursions, and overnight Paris excursion. Airfare not included.

This three week summer course examines how people, political regimes and capital created the modern world economy. Starting with the status of EurAsia circa 1500, students will chronologically examine the vectors of change, resistance and transformation in Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East. Through daily lectures, punctuated by excursions across the historical and contemporary cityscapes of London and Paris, students will be invited to identify broad patterns of change in world historical perspective by engaging a series of case studies drawn from the histories of individual societies in transition. This course is designed specifically for students desiring credits transferable to their home institution.

Based in the historic Bloomsbury district of London, just a few minutes’ walk from the British Museum and the British Library, the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) is a college of the University of London and the only Higher Education institution in the UK specializing in the study of Asia, Africa and the Near and Middle East. SOAS offers a unique convergence of languages, disciplinary expertise and regional focus, and offers the largest concentration in Europe of faculty concerned with the study of Africa, Asia and the Near and Middle East.


World History Summer Programme IFCELS
School of Oriental and African Studies
University of London
Thornhaugh Street, Russell Square
London WC1H 0XG, UK
Phone: +44(0)20 7898 4800

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Paula lives in the vortex of academic life. She studies medieval Japanese history.
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