This course will demonstrate how we can tell new stories of the human past, looking beyond established narratives to engage with previously unstudied people and communities. You will be encouraged to explore beyond conventional areas of study such as capitalism, or the European elite, and instead investigate a more complex, multi-faceted record.
In this course you will learn how archaeologists use storytelling and narrative to unlock and relate events from the past. Archaeological studies today encourage us to challenge traditional sources and even revisit long-standing interpretations. You will see how this is made possible by a physical record of the past obtained from archaeological investigations. This is something the study of traditional sources and evidence from History is unable to imitate.
You will be encouraged to draw on resources from any area of study—such as prehistory, art, literature, and so on—to find that information and tell those stories.
This 6-week course will take place in person from 7pm to 9pm on Wednesday evenings starting on 1st May 2024 and finishing on 5th June 2024.
Please see our price list below:
Historical Archaeology: A Doorway onto Other Time
Please note: if you select the staff/student/alumni price option, you must use an online store account that has been set up with your University email address and fill out your University staff, student or alumni ID number when prompted as part of the questionnaire data section.
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