ARCH07018 2013 POST-MEDIEVAL AND INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY

General Details

Full Title
POST-MEDIEVAL AND INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY
Transcript Title
POST MEDIEVAL AND INDUST ARCH
Code
ARCH07018
Attendance
N/A %
Subject Area
ARCH - Archaeology
Department
ESCI - Environmental Science
Level
07 - NFQ Level 7
Credit
05 - 05 Credits
Duration
Semester
Fee
Start Term
2013 - Full Academic Year 2013-14
End Term
2019 - Full Academic Year 2019-20
Author(s)
Shirley Markley
Programme Membership
SG_SAPPL_H08 201300 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_B07 201700 Bachelor of Science in Applied Archaeology SG_SAPPL_H08 201700 Bachelor of Science (Honours) in Applied Archaeology
Description

This module introduces the student to Post Medieval Ireland covering a relatively short period between 1600AD and 1925AD but one that has a detailed historical record to compliment its archaeological record, study and excavation. This discipline, still in its infancy, is developing increased interest, recognition and academic study in Ireland (IPMAG-Irish Post Medieval Archaeology Group; GSIHS-Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement; AIA-Association of Industrial Archaeologists) with Historical Archaeology receiving larger attention in Britain and in North America to date. It covers a myriad of topics from the plantation period (1550-1650) in Ireland to battlefield archaeology (1700-1900), the archaeology of power and industry (industrial archaeology-1750-1850) to the archaeology of parks and gardens (demesne landscapes-1660-1914); its varied architectural periods and styles as well as a wealth of material culture. This module will examine how well Post Medieval archaeology has been received, treated and responded to by archaeologists; the wider discipline at large-academia, statutory organisations and the general public at national, regional and local level. The documentation, investigation, excavation, publication, protection and preservation of Post Medieval archaeology will be examined not only through lectures but through group discussion and assigned projects/essays.

Learning Outcomes

On completion of this module the learner will/should be able to;

1.
Contrast the archaeology of the Post-Medieval/Industrial periods in Ireland with that of Britain and the Continent.
2.
Demonstrate detailed knowledge of Post-Medieval settlement, architecture, economy and material culture.
3.
Demonstrate an awareness of the relationship between the archaeology and the political and historical contexts of the period.
4.
Describe the relationship between various industrial practices and their material remains.
5.
Demonstrate skill in researching the Post-Medieval/Industrial archaeology of Ireland.
6.
Express archaeological data and ideas concerning the Post-Medieval/Industrial periods through both oral and written formats.

Module Assessment Strategies

Through the project, the student will develop research skills, including collating, presenting and writing relevant information, clearly and coherently to an academic and public audience. The field trip will allow the student to observe, record, understand and familiarise themselves with monuments, buildings and features in a practical hands-on manner which compliment and are relevant to the taught lectures while the exam will assess the student's overall learnt understanding of the module.

Module Dependencies

Prerequisites
None
Co-requisites
None
Incompatibles
None

Indicative Syllabus

Week 1          Introduction

Week 2          Historical, Social and Political Backround

Week 3          Post Medieval Archaeology-definition and treatment

Week 4          Architectural Periods & Styles in Post Medieval Ireland

Week 5          Role of State, Organisations and Institutions

Week 6          The archaeology of the Post Medieval period-Site Types and the Exacavation Record

Week 7          Material Culture

Week 8          Presentations

Week 9          Industrial Archaeology-definition and treatment

Week 10        Role of State, Organisations and Institutions

Week 11        The archaeology of power and industry; Industrial Archaeology Site Types and the Excavation record

Week 12        Field Trip

Week 13        The archaeology of parks and gardens 1600-1900

Week 14        Vernacular Heritage

                     Guest Lecture

Coursework & Assessment Breakdown

Coursework & Continuous Assessment
60 %
End of Semester / Year Formal Exam
40 %

Coursework Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Project Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 40 % Week 10 2,4,5,6
2 Written Report Field Trip Continuous Assessment UNKNOWN 20 % Week 12 2,4,5,6
             

End of Semester / Year Assessment

Title Type Form Percent Week Learning Outcomes Assessed
1 Final Exam Final Exam UNKNOWN 40 % End of Term 1,2,3,4,5,6
             
             

Full Time Mode Workload


Type Location Description Hours Frequency Avg Workload
Lecture Flat Classroom Lecture 2.5 Weekly 2.50
Independent Learning UNKNOWN Self Study 4.5 Weekly 4.50
Total Full Time Average Weekly Learner Contact Time 2.50 Hours

Module Resources

Non ISBN Literary Resources

Rynne, C. 2006. Industrial Ireland 1750-1930 An Archaeology

McCutcheon, W. A. 1980. The Industrial Archaeology of Northern Ireland

Horning, A., O'Baoill, R., Donnelly, C. and Logue, P. (eds) 2007. The Post Medieval Archaeology of Ireland 1550-1850-IPMAG Proceedings 1

Horning, A. and Brannon, N. (eds) 2009. Ireland in the Atlantic World-IPMAG Proceedings 2

Other Resources

None

Additional Information

None