Battlefields Uncovered 2: Developing and Demonstrating Understanding of Past Conflict

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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.

Students will be supported in this by small online workshops totalling 8 -12 hours depending on need.

Course director
Floris van den Eijnde

Target audience

Previous Students of Battlefields Uncovered who are Waterloo Uncovered beneficiaries (member of the British or Dutch armed forces or their families) who do not already have a degree in Archaeology or a related fields.

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.

Study load

50 hours of guided self-study or internship.


Course fee:
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Contact details

Vicki Haverkate |


Application deadline: 
Registration deadline
23 December 2022