A free online course for anyone who is interested in war, history and politics and/or the use and abuse of numbers and statistics.
Royal Holloway, University of London is launching a free, three-week online course; Accounting for Death in War: Separating Fact from Fiction - on the leading social learning platform, FutureLearn.com.
The course is free to join and will begin on May 24 2021. Join us at Accounting for Death in War: Separating Fact from Fiction.
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On this course, you will discover the main methods used to account for war deaths, how they've been used and practice using them yourself.
Led by Professor Mike Spagat, from the Department of Economics at Royal Holloway, University of London the course will explore the methods currently used to account for war deaths and then apply these methods to particular wars. Along the way you will debunk some widely circulated war-death claims. You will focus mainly on direct, violent deaths but will also cover some estimates of non-violent deaths caused indirectly by war.
This online course has been developed thanks to the support of the Bedford Society, the society for alumni and former staff of Bedford College, one of the founding colleges of Royal Holloway and Bedford New College.