Module Details

The information contained in this module specification was correct at the time of publication but may be subject to change, either during the session because of unforeseen circumstances, or following review of the module at the end of the session. Queries about the module should be directed to the member of staff with responsibility for the module.
Title COLLECTORS AND COLLECTIONS: THE HISTORY AND PRACTICE OF COLLECTING GREEK AND ROMAN ANTIQUITIES
Code ALGY735
Coordinator Dr ZH Archibald
Archaeology, Classics and Egyptology
Z.Archibald@liverpool.ac.uk
Year CATS Level Semester CATS Value
Session 2021-22 Level 7 FHEQ Second Semester 15

Pre-requisites before taking this module (other modules and/or general educational/academic requirements):

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on a required basis:

 

Programme(s) (including Year of Study) to which this module is available on an optional basis:

 

Additional Programme Information

 

Aims

Using the teaching collections of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology, this module will provide students with an opportunity to engage with and discuss approaches to the interpretation of the material culture of the prehistoric Aegean, and the ancient Greek and Roman worlds, with particular reference to museum collections and freestanding monuments.


Learning Outcomes

(LO1) Upon completion of the module, students should be able to: Appreciate the varied nature of the Greek and Roman collections of the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.

(LO2) To understand the various techniques required to interpret the aspects of material culture represented in the Garstang Museum of Archaeology.

(LO3) To analyse and reflect critically upon archaeological data.

(LO4) To understand how artefacts are classified, described, and catalogued.

(LO5) More generally, this module will facilitate students’ ability to: Read and summarise academic articles.

(LO6) To discuss in a small group environment.

(LO7) To engage directly with artefacts and understand how these contribute to our understanding of past and recent societies.

(S1) Research skills - All Information skills

(S2) Improving own learning/performance - Reflective practice

(S3) Critical thinking and problem solving - Critical analysis

(S4) Working in groups and teams - Group action planning

(S5) Global citizenship - Cultural awareness

(S6) Skills in using technology - Information accessing


Teaching and Learning Strategies

Lecture:
The module will be taught through a series of one hour lectures

Seminar:
The module will be taught through a series of one or two-hour seminars held in the Garstang Museum and a visit to the Liverpool World Museum stores. Sessions will focus on selected artefacts and assemblages in the Garstang Museum. Some of these will be devoted to the study of individual assemblages, made up of artefacts from the Museum''s collections, selected in consultation between staff and students.


Syllabus

 

Topics covered during the module may include:

Introduction to the mo dule and to the Garstang Museum's collections;

Mycenaean pottery and ceramic assemblages;

18 th century collecting and antiquarian approaches to Classical material culture;

Greek votive offerings;

Numismatics;

Architecture;

Visit to the Liverpool World Museum, Juniper Street store.


Teaching Schedule

  Lectures Seminars Tutorials Lab Practicals Fieldwork Placement Other TOTAL
Study Hours 4

12

        16
Timetable (if known)              
Private Study 134
TOTAL HOURS 150

Assessment

EXAM Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
             
CONTINUOUS Duration Timing
(Semester)
% of
final
mark
Resit/resubmission
opportunity
Penalty for late
submission
Notes
Catalogue entry: 1000 words There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  1,000 words    40       
Portfolio There is a resit opportunity. Standard UoL penalty applies for late submission. This is an anonymous assessment.  3,000 words    60       

Recommended Texts

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