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Cultural History Workshop 1
C02858

This course will be delivered online.

The key areas explored are the cultural ideas and experiences of classical cities, the Reformation, and the Renaissance.

The course will examine areas of cultural experience through a case study approach. This part is part one of two and will look specifically at: an introduction to cultural history; the culture of Rome and Athens; art and the renaissance; the reformation and cultural change. Each section will look at a cultural artefact drawing upon art, philosophy, literature, and music. You will be invited to examine materials prior to each session. The course will develop your historical skills and form a platform for further study.

This course will be delivered online.

There will be five one-hour sessions aimed at introducing the study of history through key themes and sources.

1. Cultural History an Introduction. The session looks at examples of cultural history, there will be a focus upon art and culture over time and it will present insights into cultural identity. The session will focus upon the identification and use of cultural resources looking at art history and music with a focus upon identity, gender, and tradition.

2. Historical Reputations: This session looks at the reputations of key historical figures and examines how we construct cultural reputations from historical sources. The focus is upon how historians construct individuals from a range of sources and how the reputations are sustained into the present. We will look at Cleopatra and Elizabeth I as case studies of cultural construction.

3. The Culture of Ancient Cities: The focus is upon the looking at society and culture in Rome. You will look at archaeological and written evidence to understand the dynamics of ancient culture.

4. The Culture of Ancient Cities: The focus is upon the looking at society and culture in Athens. You will look at archaeological and written evidence to understand the dynamics of ancient culture.

5. The Culture of the Reformation: the session will look at the key religious ideas of the reformation through an examination of how the rapid development of printing impacted upon the developments.

Course Content

A willingness to engage in discussion of course materials and read around the subject outside of class.

Entry Requirements

To be eligible for this course you must be 19 or over on 31st August prior to the course start date.

The tutor will feedback on class discussions, there will be group work and the tutor will feedback on all contributions.