Category: Academic Earth

The Early Middle Ages, Paul Freedman

I can’t seem to finish any books because I am spending all of my spare time on Academic Earth..I just finished Professor Freedman’s course The Early Middle Ages, 284 – 1000 A.D.   As the title of my blog suggests, I harbor no small…

The American Revolution, Joanne Freeman

A couple of weeks ago, I checked back on Academic to see if there were any new courses.  I was in a bit of a panic because they moved a lot of courses from “History” to “Humanities”.  But after I figured it out, I…

European Civ, John Merriman

After finishing up his course on modern French history, I started watching the lectures from Professor Merriman’s course on European Civilization on Academic Earth.   It was a survey course, so I can’t say I learned a whole heckuvalot, but there were several lectures…

France Since 1871

France Since 1871 is a course at Yale taught by John Merriman.  The lectures are posted on Academic Earth, and I just finished them.   I chose this one because: I like history classes. Everything I know about France is through the lens of…

The Suburbs

I’ve been watching lectures from a course on Academic Earth called France Since 1871.  I am interested because almost everything I have known about French history has been in the context of American or, perhaps, English history.  More on that later. In a lecture…

The Poetry of John Milton, Lectures by John Rogers

The Poetry of John Milton is the second course I have gone through on Academic Earth. As I’ve said, I picked it because I have had Paradise Lost on my shelf for years and nearly half of the lectures were on that piece alone….

Paradise Lost, by John Milton

Book 5 As I was saying, Paradise Lost has been on my shelf for-practically-ever and I picked it up when I saw Professor Roger’s course on Milton’s poetry on Academic Earth.  I have not quite finished the course yet, but I will have plenty…