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Archaeology: MA Heritage and Museum Studies

Today, in many parts of the world, archaeologists are encountering diverse forms of cultural and environmental continuity. This living heritage of ours offers valuable opportunities for innovative research that may throw light on the meaning and function of archaeological artefacts and historic monuments, as well as landscapes with deep histories.

Heritage and Museum Studies

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

General part

Archaeological Theory (MA) 5

Career profile

Community Heritage and Global Challenges 5
Heritage Research: Methods and Approaches 5
Critical Museology 5
Master Thesis Heritage and Museum Studies 20

Choose 1:

How Deep History Shaped the Human World 5
Maritime and Underwater Cultural Heritage Management 5
Archaeological Site Management 5
History of Construction and Heritage 5
Underwater Archaeology and Maritime Landscapes 5
Forensic Archaeology 5

Choose 1 of the focus area sets (see 'Focus area sets' tab above), 2 x 5 ec

Choose 1 elective (see 'Electives' tab above), 5 ec

Focus area sets

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Europe (choose 2)

Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Frontier Regions of the Roman Empire 5
Key Developments in European Prehistory 5
Urban Archaeology 5
Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5

The Near East (choose 2)

Environmental History of the Near East 5
Neolithisation in the Near East 5
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire 5

The Mediterranean (choose 2)

The Archaeology of Early Roman Imperialism 5
Archaeology of the Crusades 5
Diversities of Doing Greek: ‘Hellenisation’ and ‘Hellenism’ in Ancient Eurasia 5

The Americas

Mobility, Interaction and Colonialism in the Americas 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Americas 5

Electives

Course EC Semester 1 Semester 2

Block 1 (9 September - 18 October 2019)

How Deep History Shaped the Human World 5
The Archaeology of Early Roman Imperialism 5
Mobility, Interaction and Colonialism in the Americas 5
Seminar Material Culture Studies: Crafts and Society 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Frontier Regions of the Roman Empire 5
Master Fieldwork / Internship 5

Block 2 (28 October - 13 December 2019)

Neolithisation in the Near East 5
Archaeology of the Crusades 5
Environmental History of the Near East 5

Block 3 (3 February - 20 March 2020)

Key Developments in European Prehistory 5
Urban Archaeology 5
Diversities of Doing Greek: ‘Hellenisation’ and ‘Hellenism’ in Ancient Eurasia 5
The Archaeology of the Assyrian Empire 5
Current Issues in the Archaeology of the Americas 5
History of Construction and Heritage 5

Block 4 (30 March - 15 May 2020)

Hunter-gatherer Archaeology 5
Forensic Archaeology 5