Teaching Intellectual History at Sussex
The following lectures were given by intellectual historians at Sussex in the 1990s for the courses 'Concepts, Methods and Values in the Social Sciences', 'Approaches to History' 'Historical Controversy' and 'Historical Methods'.
To listen to a lecture, press the play button next to the appropriate title. Alternatively, you can download a particular lecture by right-clicking (Mac: Ctrl + click) on the 'Download audio' link and selecting 'Save Target As' (Mac: select 'Download Linked File As'). We are in the process of restoring these audio recordings to a higher quality.
We also host some original lecture documents, which are available to download as PDFs.
Approaches to History
Brian Young - 'Cultural History'
Brian Young - 'The Whig Interpretation of History'
Concepts, Methods & Values (CMV)
Donald Winch - 'Classical political economy'
John Burrow - 'French Positivism'
John Burrow - 'Rousseau & John Millar'
John Burrow - 'Utilitarianism & Jeremy Bentham'
John Burrow - 'History of Civil Society - Adam Ferguson'
Richard Whatmore - 'Marx and Marxism'
Donald Winch - 'Mill & Tocqueville on modern democratic societies'
Brian Young - 'John Stuart Mill'
Brian Young - 'Social Darwinsim and the Problem of Race'
Brian Young - 'The Enlightenment'
Brian Young - 'Utilitarianism and the Science of Politics'
Richard Whatmore - 'The French Revolution'
Richard Whatmore - 'The Positivist Response to the French Revolution - Saint Simon and Comte'
Brian Young - 'Anthony Blunt & Lucien Goldman - Christianity, Marxism and the ends of History'
Brian Young - 'Whig & Tory Historians'
Brian Young - 'History and Literature'
Brian Young - 'History and the other anthropology and the Historian'
Brian Young - 'Marxism and History'
Brian Young - 'Whose history, People's v Elite history'