Category Archives: The Virtual University

Lecture | Genetic History of Europe Adaptation and Migration in Prehistory | Johannes Krause (Video)

Ancient DNA can reveal prehistoric events that are difficult to discern through the study of archaeological remains and modern genetic variation alone. Over the last decade, the newly founded field of archaeogenetics has analysed more than 5,000 ancient human genomes spanning the last 10,000 years of Western Eurasian prehistory.

Spengler: “The Destiny of Faustian Man” (Video)

The course will be taught by Dr. Sebastian Ostritsch.

Diderot’s 1750 Encyclopedia | World History Project (Video)

How do you know when—and where—big changes are happening? Paris in the late eighteenth century was experiencing massive advances in science and technology, a great political transformation, and experiments in industrialization. But in 1750, most of its people were poor. The highest class were the same land-owning nobility and monarchy that had ruled for centuries, and its streets were covered in mud and excrement. Yet its thinkers were also producing one of the most important archives of knowledge and thought the world would ever see—the Encyclopedia. Its existence may have been a signal of change to come.

Communist Revolution in America? – The Red Scare 1919 I THE GREAT WAR 1919 (Video)

The American intervention in the Russian Civil War, the economic hardships of workers and returning veterans and the strikes all over the US in 1919 created a hysteria that we know as Red Scare today. But how realistic was the idea of a Bolshevist revolution in America really?

The Journal of Lewis and Clark (FULL AUDIOBOOK)

In 1803 President Thomas Jefferson guided a splendid piece of foreign diplomacy through the U.S. Senate: the purchase of Louisiana territory from France. After the Louisiana Purchase Treaty was made, Jefferson initiated an exploration of the newly purchased land and the territory beyond the “great rock mountains” in the West. He chose Meriwether Lewis to lead an expedition, who in turn solicited the help of William Clark. Together they formed a diverse military Corps of Discovery that would undertake a two-year journey to the great ocean.

Solutreans:The first Americans. Dr Stanford Emerson centre 2012 (Video)

Stanford is director of the Smithsonian’s Paleoindian/Paleoecology Program and Head of the Division of Archaeology. Stanford and Smithsonian staff evaluated the engraved bone found in Vero Beach by James Kennedy and corroborated its age in the June

What are these enormous piles of Mammoth bones? (Video)

Across the riverbanks of Russia and Ukraine, archaeologists have found enormous piles of mammoth bones. What are they?

GEORGE WASHINGTON’S FAREWELL ADDRESS – FULL Audio Book | Greatest AudioBooks (Video)

Washington’s Farewell Address (issued as a public letter in 1796) was one of the most influential statements of republicanism. Drafted primarily by Washington himself, with help from Hamilton, it gives advice on the necessity and importance of national union, the value of the Constitution and the rule of law, the evils of political parties, and the proper virtues of a republican people. He called morality “a necessary spring of popular government”. He said, “Whatever may be conceded to the influence of refined education on minds of peculiar structure, reason and experience both forbid us to expect that national morality can prevail in exclusion of religious principle.”

Bavarian Soviet Republic – 1919 Economy and Reconstruction I BEYOND THE GREAT WAR (Video)

Jesse Alexander takes a look at the short lived but historically important Bavarian Soviet Republic that existed for 3 weeks in April 1919. He also takes a look at the post armistice economy and reconstruction in the west. 

The Great Leaders of Antiquity Explained in 60 Minutes – Barry Strauss (Video)

Barry Strauss is an American historian and an expert on ancient military history. He has written or edited numerous books which have been translated into nineteen languages. In this interview Konstantin and Francis discuss the themes of his book, ‘Masters of Command: Alexander, Hannibal, Caesar, and the Genius of Leadership’