Online, Netherlands

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

online course
when 10 January 2022 - 18 March 2022
language English
duration 10 weeks
credits 1 EC
fee EUR 60

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.

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 leader

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.

Fee info

EUR 60: Course fee

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