Acadia Senior College

Course offerings

Highlights in European History, 1815-1922Cancelled

Michael Blythe, Harald Paumgarten

Online Zoom class
This class will present and discuss European development after the Napoleonic Wars, encompassing the industrial revolution, advances in science and technology, the expansion of the British Empire, the unification of Germany and Italy, Russia, France, AustriaHungary, and the Ottoman Empire. In what is often called the long century, political and economic changes occurred everywhere, with the period crowned by WW1 and the collapse of eight empires.
About the instructors

Michael Blythe was educated at Rugby School and Balliol College, University of Oxford. After service as a captain in HM Royal Marines, he had a long career in deep water oil field development in the North Sea and Nigeria. He has taught Acadia Senior College courses on the history and technology of offshore oil exploration and drilling and on the French Revolution.

Harald Paumgarten received a BA degree from the University of Pennsylvania and a MBA from The University of California, Berkeley. He has been an adjunct professor of finance at Columbia University, Baruch College, St. John’s College, and Howard University. Harald’s business career includes senior positions at Deutsche Bank, HSBC Funds, WP Carey, UBS, and Florida Capital Corporation, among others.