Are you interested in the history and archaeology of landscapes? If so, you may be interested in a 12-week module starting in January 2022.
Historic Landscapes is a module designed to demonstrate the complexity of landscape using case studies from across the British Isles. Students will acquire a historical perspective on the landscape, the people who have inhabited it, and those who continue to do so.
Students will not only study how landscapes have changed over time but also investigate an area of landscape in detail and learn how to conduct a desk-based assessment on an area of landscape of their choice – a key employment skill in archaeology.
The module will also address the practicalities of how goods and people (and thus ideas) moved across landscapes, the constraints on those movements imposed by available technology, and the efforts made to overcome those constraints.
With other themes to be explored including politics, religion and mythology, the student will develop a clearer vision of present-day problems and ongoing trends and will be set thinking about concepts of “history”, “inheritance” and “heritage” – a difficult and morally imperative topic that runs as a theme through the course.
The weekly lectures are delivered online, along with additional, optional, support sessions.
Contact Dr Scott Timpany for more info (firstname.lastname@example.org).