Search results - Who Were The Celts?
|Dates||Fri 5 Oct to Fri 7 Dec 2012|
Time of meeting: 10am-12noon
Number of meetings: 10
|Application status||Course ended|
|Course contact||If you have any questions about this course, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.|
OverviewThis is a course about the Celts. We will examine new evidence in archaeology, art, religion, Celtic languages and literature, and review DNA evidence, to ask who the Celts were and where they came from. The course includes a trip to St Fagans, Cardiff
DescriptionThis is a questioning course about an ancient people, the Celts. In the light of new evidence we will examine who the Celts were and where they came from. We will discuss the archaeology across Europe, particularly in the Iron Age, including the evidence for art and religion. We will look at the origins and spread of Celtic languages and themes in ancient European literature. We will also review the exciting new DNA evidence from people in Europe. The course will include an all-day field trip in lieu of one lecture to the National Museum of Wales, Cardiff and St Fagans Open Air Museum, Cardiff, where we will see reconstructions of Iron Age houses and hear a modern Celtic language (Welsh) still being spoken.
Programme detailsWeek 1: Lecture1 - Who were the Celts? Introduction
Week 2: Lecture 2 - Celtic languages and literature
Week 3: Lecture 3 - Archaeology of the Celtic world 1
Britain and Ireland
Week 4: Lecture 4 - Archaeology of the Celtic world 2
Europe: similarities and differences across Europe
Week 5: Lecture 5 - Celtic art
Week 6: Lecture 6 - Celtic gods, Celtic religion
Week 7: Trip to National Museum of Wales and St Fagans (Saturday November 17, replaces class of Nov 16)
Week 8: Lecture 7 - Where did the Celts come from?
Week 9: Lecture 8 - How far back do the Celts go?
New DNA evidence
Week 10: Lecture 9 - Post Roman Celts : who are the Celts?
James, S The Atlantic Celts, British Museum Press
Dr Jennifer Foster
Jennifer Foster is an archaeologist who has specialised in the study of artefacts. She has worked at the British and Ashmolean Museums.
Course aimsCourse Aim:
The aim of this course is to discuss evidence for The Celts
1. To examine the archaeology of the Celtic world, especially in the west
2. To discuss the evidence for the Celts
3. To discuss new evidence about Celtic origins
Assessment methodsCoursework will be 2 pieces of work in class with a field notebook on the trip to St Fagans
Teaching methodsThe course will be a mixture of lectures with power point presentations, and plenty of discussion.
Teaching outcomes1. Compare archaeology with theoretical stances
2. Describe archaeology and construct buildings on the field trip
3. Discuss the evidence for the Celts
- Programme Fee
- EU Fee: £165.00
- Non-EU Fee: £165.00