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THE GREAT COURSES
The Great Tours
2 weekly lectures
18 weeks / 60 minutes
Wednesdays at 12:00 P.M.
Obert Meeting Room
“Nostalgia is the enemy of history. ‘Downton Abbey’ is great fun but it’s not history. If seeing or reading something historical makes you feel warm and cozy, it’s probably very inaccurate.” -Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Ph. D.
February 5, 2020 1 Welcome to Britain 2 Prehistoric Britain February 12, 2020 3 Roman Britain 4 Anglo-Saxon and Viking Britain February 19, 2020 5 Britain’s Medieval Castles 6 Britain’s Medieval Cathedrals February 26, 2020 7 Tudor Britain 8 Magna Carta and Civil War March 4, 2020 9 Enlightenment Britain 10 Industrial Britain March 11, 2020 11 Victorian Britain 12 20th Century Britain
March 18, 2020 13 Edinburgh and Glasgow 14 Wild Scotland: Beyond Edinburgh and Glasgow
March 25, 2020 15 North Wales 16 Cardiff and South Wales
April 1, 2020 17 The North of England 18 The English Midlands
April 8, 2020 19 East Anglia 20 England’s West Country
April 15, 2020 21 The Museums of London 22 London’s Streets and Parks
April 22, 2020 23 Buckingham Palace and Parliament 24 Oxford and Cambridge May 6, 2020 25 Literary Britain: Chaucer and Shakespeare 26 Literary Britain: The Romantics
May 13, 2020 27 Literary Britain: Poets and Novelists 28 Literary Britain: The 20th Century May 20, 2020 29 Artistic Britain: Painters and Sculptors 30 Britain’s Estates and Gardens
May 27, 2020 31 Legacy of the British Empire 32 Seafaring Britain
June 3, 2020 33 Britain’s War Memorials 34 Hiking England, Scotland, and Wales
June 10, 2020
35 Britain’s Sporting Tradition 36 How to Think About Visiting Britain
Professor Patrick N. Allitt, Ph. D.
Dr. Patrick N. Allitt is Cahoon Family Professor of American History at Emory University, where he has taught since 1988. The holder of a doctorate in history from the University of California, Berkeley, Professor Allitt-an Oxford University graduate-has also taught American religious history at Harvard Divinity School, where he was a Henry Luce Postdoctoral Fellow. He was the Director of Emory College's Center for Teaching and Curriculum from 2004 to 2009, where he looked for ways to improve teaching. In this critical administrative position, he led workshops on a wide variety of teaching-related problems, visited dozens of other professors' classes, and provided one-on-one consultation to teachers to help them overcome particular pedagogical problems. Professor Allitt was honored with Emory's Excellence in Teaching Award and in 2000 was appointed to the N.E.H./Arthur Blank Professorship of Teaching in the Humanities. A widely published and award-winning author, Professor Allitt has written several books, including The Conservatives: Ideas and Personalities throughout American History; Catholic Intellectuals and Conservative Politics in America, 1950-1985; Catholic Converts: British and American Intellectuals Turn to Rome;
and Religion in America since 1945: A History. He is also author of I'm the Teacher, You're the Student: A Semester in the University Classroom, a memoir about one semester in his life as a university professor. In addition, he is the editor of Major Problems in American Religious History. He has written numerous articles and reviews for academic and popular journals, including The New York Times Book Review.