Tag Archives: James Sheehan

Two great history courses

Two of the all-time-best free history courses on the web are taught by a husband-wife team of historians, one at Stanford University and the other at its rival institution across the bay, University of California Berkeley. These stellar courses are … Continue reading

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The Cold War is history

Many conditions were necessary for the end of the Cold War to happen as it did. In an academic conference, entitled The Cold War is History (iTunes, website), Stanford historian James Sheehan reminds us that even when the Berlin wall … Continue reading

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Web resources on early Christianity

Here’s a round-up of some interesting lectures and podcasts about early Christianity available around the web. The Early Christian Church (website), David Miano, UCSD. This course gives the historical background to the rise of Christianity, and historical sources on the … Continue reading

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History of the International System

If you want to understand international affairs in the 21st century, you can’t do better than Stanford historian James Sheehan’s course History of the International System – iTunes. His lectures are an overview of the 20th century, with an emphasis … Continue reading

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New Course Available at Stanford@iTunesU

Unlike its cross-bay rival UC Berkeley, Stanford University has been slow to make its undergraduate courses available as audio podcasts. The Stanford course collection, available on Apple’s iTunesU, includes only 15 courses, most of them short courses from the Stanford … Continue reading

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