Battlefields Uncovered 2: Developing and Demonstrating Understanding of Places of Past Conflict

Course code
C11
Course fee (no housing)
€60.00
Level
Bachelor
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If you have previously followed Battlefields Uncovered: Introduction to Archaeological and Historical Investigations of Conflict, you can develop and demonstrate your learning in this course. In this course, you can either join a heritage organisation near you to gain more practical skills or understanding around the excavation, preservation or presentation of battlefields or complete a guided research paper on a related topic.

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 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.

OR

  • Students may develop their skills and knowledge with a partner organisation over 30 hours. They must keep a log and the partner organisation will confirm progress towards at least one of the learning goals above.

Course director

Floris van den Eijnde

Course aim

​​​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.

Study load

30 hours of guided self-study or internship.

Costs

Course fee:
€60.00
Included:
Course fee

More information

Vicki Haverkate | E: summerschools@waterloouncovered.com

Registration

Application deadline: 30 November 2021

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