If you have previously completed Battlefields Uncovered: Introduction to Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Conflict, you can build on your learning in this course. You can choose to either join a heritage organisation near you to gain more practical skills or to write a guided research paper.
Students may EITHER write an extra 2500 word paper over 30 hours on one of the following topics:
- Select a site of conflict and suggest a plan for archaeological investigation;
- Select a site of conflict and report on its preservation, past present and future;
- Select a battle and explain how it has been represented in museums or in one or more form(s) of popular culture;
- Select a battle and discuss its representation at the site or in museums with reference to issues of colonialism and/or gender.
- Students choose an archaeological or heritage organisation to work with. Together with them students develop their skills and knowledge with an approved over 30 hours. They must keep a log and the partner organisation will confirm progress towards at least one of the learning goals above.
Aim of the course
The aim of this course is to:
- Develop knowledge of key battles;
- Develop an understanding of the interplay between historical and archaeological sources;
- Develop the ability to discuss or write about knowledge and perspectives about the past;
- Develop an understanding of issues around the preservation of sites of conflict;
- Develop an understanding of issues around the presentation and or commemoration of conflict;
- Develop understanding of archaeological methods and techniques;
- Develop confidence in your own academic skills;
- Demonstrate deepening in your understanding of one academic topic over a sixth month period;
- Develop practical skills to support your local community or a partner organisation.
30 hours of guided self-study or internship.