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Unit convenor and teaching staff
The first half of the session will introduce students to research projects led by staff in the Discipline of Ancient History. This will introduce students to the role of research in the development of the discipline of Ancient History spanning the full range of Greek and Roman History from the Bronze Age to the Late Antiquity and the Byzantine emperors. The second half of the unit will focus on the relevance of the discipline of ancient history to contemporary experiences and how the contemporary world shapes approaches to Ancient History. The unit will end with discussion of the future of Ancient History.
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Unless a Special Consideration request has been submitted and approved, (a) a penalty for lateness will apply – 10 marks out of 100 credit will be deducted per day for assignments submitted after the due date – and (b) no assignment will be accepted seven days (incl. weekends) after the original submission deadline.
Grading decisions for each assessment task will be moderated against the set criteria and standards before task results are released.
|Blog 1 Research Project||20%||No||11:59pm 12/09/2021|
|Writing as an ancient author||40%||No||11:59pm 22/08/2021|
|Blog 2: Ancient History - The Importance of Studying the Past||40%||No||11:59pm 07/11/2021|
Students will write a blog (300-500 words) in week three summarising the strengths of a research project.
This assessment requires students to re-articulate a contemporary event utilising the literary techniques of an ancient author. The purpose of the exercise is to understand the construction of ancient sources and to engage with that format of writing to create a student's own narrative of a contemporary event.
Students will research a topic in ancient history and set out the significance of studying this topic in the form of a blog (maximum 1500 words) that is targeted at the contemporary public.
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Each week a 2 hour lecture needs to be engaged with. Students should also participate in a weekly on-line forum to discuss a series of questions and to develop key skills for the completion of the assessments for the unit. Readings to support learning for the online forum and assessments will be provided via iLearn.
Week 1: Ancient History Today - How do we in the present see the past?
Week 2: Ther History of Pandemics: Athens 430 BCE
Week 3: The History of Pandemics: The Antonine Plague
Week 4: Coins and Ancient History
Week 5: Reviewing Change in Ancient History - The Study of "Disability"
Week 6: The Emperor Claudius and His Disability
Week 7: How do we begin to understand Caligula and Madness?
Week 8: Papyri, Ethics and Forging Antiquities
Week 9: Democracy and War
Week 10: The Crisis of Leadership in Late Antiquity
Week 11: Adobe Portfolio Training
Week 12: How does archaeological fieldwork change History?
Week 13: Studying the Past - A Global Phenomenon
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Unit information based on version 2021.01 of the Handbook