13 August 2021
An Archaeological History of London
This module reviews the turbulent development of London from the Roman period (c AD 47) to the rebuilding of the City after the Great Fire of 1666, integrating archaeological, architectural and documentary sources. It considers the non-linear trajectory its development, noting the serious setbacks such (rebellions, foreign invasions, conflagrations, major plague) and the impacts these had on its ultimately successful commercial expansion.
Gustav Milne is an honorary senior lecturer at the UCL Institute of Archaeology, and Project Director of the Thames Discovery Programme. Gustav worked as a professional rescue archaeologist for the Museum of London for nearly 20 years and has collaborated
This is a level one module (equivalent to first year undergraduate). No prior subject knowledge is required for this module, but students are expected to have a keen interest in the area.
Upon successful completion of this module, students will:
have an understanding of the city’s development from AD 50 to 1700
have an understanding of the city’s historical geography
be familiar with key published sources for the study of London’s early history
have an understanding of key differences between archaeological and historical sources
have a familiarity with key museums, collections, sites and monuments that support such studies
7.5 ECTS / 4 US / 15 UCL
GBP 2165: Students joining us for six weeks (two modules) will receive a tuition fee discount.
GBP : UCL offers accommodation close to campus in a vibrant area in the heart of London.