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School of Human and Social Sciences and Cultural Heritage
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Course unit
ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN
SUP4063583, A.A. 2019/20

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Information on the course unit
Degree course Second cycle degree in
RELIGIOUS STUDIES
IA0280, Degree course structure A.Y. 2011/12, A.Y. 2019/20
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Number of ECTS credits allocated 6.0
Type of assessment Mark
Course unit English denomination ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN
Website of the academic structure www.dissgea.unipd.it
Department of reference Department of Historical and Geographic Sciences and the Ancient World
Mandatory attendance No
Language of instruction English
Branch PADOVA
Single Course unit The Course unit can be attended under the option Single Course unit attendance
Optional Course unit The Course unit can be chosen as Optional Course unit

Lecturers
Teacher in charge ALEJANDRA CHAVARRIA ARNAU L-ANT/08

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Course unit code Course unit name Teacher in charge Degree course code
SUP4063583 ARCHAEOLOGY OF THE EARLY MIDDLE AGES: EUROPE AND MEDITERRANEAN ALEJANDRA CHAVARRIA ARNAU LE0616

ECTS: details
Type Scientific-Disciplinary Sector Credits allocated
Core courses L-ANT/08 Christian and Mediaeval Archeology 6.0

Course unit organization
Period Second semester
Year 1st Year
Teaching method frontal

Type of hours Credits Teaching
hours
Hours of
Individual study
Shifts
Lecture 6.0 42 108.0 No turn

Calendar
Start of activities 02/03/2020
End of activities 12/06/2020
Show course schedule 2019/20 Reg.2011 course timetable

Examination board
Board From To Members of the board
5 2019 01/12/2019 30/11/2020 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
CAUSARANO MARIE-ANGE (Membro Effettivo)
4 2015/18 01/12/2018 30/11/2019 CHAVARRIA ARNAU ALEJANDRA (Presidente)
CAUSARANO MARIE-ANGE (Membro Effettivo)

Syllabus
Prerequisites: The course has no prerequisites, however it is recommended to have basic knowledge about archaeology, history of art and history. Suitable for students having a background on Archaeology, Cultural Heritage or Art Studies.
Target skills and knowledge: This course will explore in 2019 the main methods and recent developments of Public Archaeology in Europe with special focus in postclassical Heritage.
Main european specialists (most of them teaching at the UCL master on public Archaeology: T. Schadla Hall, P. Gould, P. Reynolds, G. Moshenska) will be invited to expand or deep in some of the topics of the course such as community archaeology, archaeology and politics, the audiences of archaeology, among others.
The students taking part on this course will be also able to participate in some of the participative Summerschools that will be organised in northern Italy.



Learning objectives

By the end of the course students will:

Be familiarised with key themes and debates within public archaeology

Know the main scientific methods used in public archaeology

Read a scientific paper, understand the main contents, summarise and present it in public.

Be able to evaluate critically different case studies

Develope a reseach that puts into practice one or more about the topics learned and present it orally and on a written report.
Examination methods: Students are required to prepare a ppt presentation related to one of the topics of the class. The topic of the presentation has to be chosen with the professor. The student will present his/her research to his/her course-mates in a day chosen with the professor. The time limit for the presentation is 15 minutes. The exam aims to test the knowledge and the critical and discoursive skills of the student.
Assessment criteria: We'll evaluate:
1. student's knowledge of the topics analysed in the class.
2. student's knowledge and understanding of concepts and methods used,
3. student's ability to apply this ideas independently and consciously
4. student's logic and debating ability
5. student's reasoning ability, including the ability to build his/her discourse, relevant to the topic, clear, effective and with a distinct voice.
Course unit contents: The course will focus on the following topics:
1. Heritage and Archeology: some basic concepts with examples of the Mediterranean area.
2. The European Conventions on Archaeological Heritage with particular reference to the themes of participation from Valleta to Faro. What's next?
3. Public Archeology-Community Archaeology-Participatory Research Mediterranean examples
4. Perception: archeology, education and the media.
5. Participatory research in Archeology: the case of post-classical research. Theory, method, criticality.
6. How to assess the impact of research: questionaries and evaluation tables
Planned learning activities and teaching methods: We'll always try to actively involve the students and stimulate the debate during the class. Part of the class will be through seminars, also with internationally renowned scholars. In 2019 lectures by T. Schadla Hall, G. Moshenska, P. Gould, A. Reynolds, V. Higgins were held during the course.
Attending the class is strongly recommended.
Aside from the class, we'll organize attivities linked to the contents of the lessons. Participating to these activities is recommended, but not compulsory.
Additional notes about suggested reading: 1. The bibliography, the ppt presentations and the texts used during the lessons will be uploaded in the Moodle page of the course. Main readings include G. Moshenska, Key concepts in Public Archaeology, London 2018.
2. In the Moodle page also will be uploaded additional recommended bibliography for those who want to delve into the topics of the course.
Textbooks (and optional supplementary readings)