London in the Age of Revolutions

L. Joe Dunman (More Info)

London in the Age of Revolutions

Program Dates:
December 26, 2018 - January 8, 2019

Honors Credit:

WKU Course:
HIST 491

History , Legal Studies , Philosophy , Government

Course Description:
From 1765 to 1815, London was a cultural, intellectual, and political hub of revolutionary thought--a capital of philosophy, law, literature, and theater. Come explore the center of the British Empire and study the history of revolutionary ideas and culture. Visit the center of Legal London- -the Inns of Court and Temple Church; Westminster Hall and the Houses of Parliament, site of the biggest slavery case of the era; the Bankside and Dockland where slave ships docked and the financial hub of the City of London which financed it; and the theatres and pubs of Covent Garden and the Strand where the revolutionary generation worked and played.


Physical Activity Requirements:
Students need to be able to walk at least three miles per day.

Course Highlights:
Open to anyone, majors and non-majors Undergraduate credit for History or Legal Studies Learn how London was the capital of America and of the financial world during the era of the American and French Revolutions Visit Houses of Parliament in Westminster Visit Legal London to see where lawyers trained and conducted trials See the places where America's founders lived, walked, and played while in London Learn about the transatlantic slave trade and the birth of the social movement to abolish slavery Tour London's museums and galleries, including the homes of philosophers and war heroes Visit the world-famous Cutty Sark and the Prime Meridian at Greenwich Attend a play in one of London's eighteenth-century theaters