Lifelong Learning Module: Urban Archaeology - Session 1 Introduction

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Session 1 presentation (abridged) for Lifelong Learning module, Urban Archaeology. Delivered on 4th October 2012 Visit module website: http://urbarch.wordpress.com/

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Lifelong Learning Module: Urban Archaeology - Session 1 Introduction

  1. 1. Urban sArchaeology Nicole Beale Gareth Beale
  2. 2. Studying at Southampton • 12 week course • Holidays • Times and Dates • Certificate of Achievement • Further Reading • Library • CertHE • Avenue Campus
  3. 3. Studying at Southampton • Register • Health and Safety • Enrol: southampton.ac.uk/enrol • Scheme of work • University Email Accounts • Absence (what to do) • Quality Assurance
  4. 4. Urban sArchaeology Nicole Beale Gareth Beale
  5. 5. 1) Name2) What first got you interested inHistory or Archaeology?3) When you think about anArchaeologist what is the first thingthat pops into your head?
  6. 6. Session and CourseStructure 1st 2ndHour Hour Skills Hands-on
  7. 7. Session 2• 11/10/12• Web-based Collections• Nicole Beale & Gareth Beale• Avenue Campus• Description: A practical session on the use of web-based resources for historical and archaeological research.
  8. 8. Session 3• 18/10/12• Churches: A Spotter’s Guide• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Highfield Church, Highfield Lane• Description: Churches help us to interpret the urban environment. In this session we will learn a few basic skills which can help to date churches and identify different styles. This session includes a visit to a local church.
  9. 9. Session 4• 25/10/12• Historical Archives Part 1: The Historian’s Perspective• Adam Chapman• Avenue Campus• Description: Adam Chapman, a historian specialising in medieval military history, will deliver a guest lecture on the use of historical archives to find out about the urban landscape’s more distant past.
  10. 10. Session 5• 1/11/12• Historical Archives Part 2: Finding and using archives• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Hartley Library, Highfield Campus• Description: This session will consist of two parts. Firstly, an introduction to the range of historical archives that are avail for researching into urban archaeology. Secondly, a practical exercise using primary and secondary sources available at Hartley Library to test our new skills.
  11. 11. Session 6• 8/11/12• Commercial / Industrial Architecture• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Off site visit (within Highfield and Portswood area)• Description: An off site visit within the local landscape to introduce the class to types of commercial and industrial architecture, and how these shape the environment around us.
  12. 12. Session 7• 15/11/12• How Archaeologists Use Objects• Gareth and Nicole Beale with guest• Ceramics Laboratory, Avenue Campus• Description: A session on how archaeologists use artefacts, many of which you may find in your own garden, to tell us about the everyday lives of Hampshire’s former residents. A guest archaeologist will lead a practical on artefact identification and recording.
  13. 13. Session 8• 22/11/12• Who Lived in a House Like This? Domestic Archaeology• Gareth and Nicole Beale with guest• Off site visit (within Highfield and Portswood area), beginning on Avenue Campus• Description: Off site visit to the local area to observe changes in domestic building styles and how different styles of housing hint at changes in the lifestyles and aspiration of their inhabitants.
  14. 14. Session 9• 29/11/12• Cemeteries• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Highfield Church (weather dependent), beginning on Avenue Campus• Description: Cemeteries can tell us a great deal about population changes, but also give insights into individuals’ lives. This session will help learners to use cemeteries and memorials to understand local history and archaeology. This session will include a practical on the use of innovative photographic techniques for the recording and sharing of memorials.
  15. 15. Session 10• 6/12/12• Landscape• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Highfield Campus Walk and Hartley Library• Description: Often, the ground under our own feet can provide invaluable clues about the archaeology and history of the area around us. Using Highfield Campus as our case study, this session will begin with a field walk, ending with a practical in Hartley Library to introduce the class to landscape archaeology.
  16. 16. Session 11• 13/12/12• Maps and how to use them• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Hartley Library, Highfield Campus• Description: Using the collection held at Hartley Library, this session will look at how maps can help us to see what was there at a point in history, as well as telling us a lot about the way that the map makers saw the world around them. There will be a practical session using maps to find information about Hampshire.
  17. 17. Session 12• 07/01/13• Writing about Urban Archaeology• Gareth and Nicole Beale• Avenue Campus• Description: In this session we will look at different ways of writing about urban archaeology and different ways of publishing your research.

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