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HI306N: WOMEN AND VIOLENCE IN THE MEDIEVAL NORTH 0-1300 AD (2017-2018)

Last modified: 25 May 2018 11:16


Course Overview

What impacts did women have on violence — and violence on women — in Scandinavia and the British Isles, during Antiquity and the Middle Ages? What sorts of women were thought to enact, incite, suffer or resist violence? Did artistic representations of links between women and violence match realities, or not? How can we tell? And what roles did men play in all this? Throughout this course, students will investigate a selection of primary sources from across the North (0-1300 AD) and compare and contrast relevant examples from different regions, periods, and source types.

Course Details

Study Type Undergraduate Level 3
Session First Sub Session Credit Points 30 credits (15 ECTS credits)
Campus Old Aberdeen Sustained Study No
Co-ordinators
  • Dr Lisa Collinson

Qualification Prerequisites

  • Either Programme Level 3 or Programme Level 4

What courses & programmes must have been taken before this course?

  • Any Undergraduate Programme (Studied)
  • Either Celtic (CE) or History (HI)

What other courses must be taken with this course?

None.

What courses cannot be taken with this course?

  • HI356N Women and Violence in the Medieval North 0-1300 Ad (Studied)
  • HI406N Women and Violence in the Medieval North 0-1300 Ad (Studied)
  • HI456N Women and Violence in the Medieval North 0-1300 Ad (Studied)

Are there a limited number of places available?

No

Course Description

What impacts did women have on violence — and violence on women — in Scandinavia and the British Isles, during Antiquity and the Middle Ages? What sorts of women were thought to enact, incite, suffer or resist violence? Did artistic representations of links between women and violence match realities, or not? How can we tell? And what roles did men play in all this? Throughout this course, students will investigate a selection of primary sources from across the North (0-1300 AD) and compare and contrast relevant examples from different regions, periods, and source types.


Contact Teaching Time

Information on contact teaching time is available from the course guide.

Teaching Breakdown

More Information about Week Numbers


Summative Assessments

1st Attempt: 3000-word essay focusing on one region (75%), 1000-word paper for seminar presentation (25%).

Resit: 3000-word essay (75%), 1000-word paper for seminar presentation (25%).

Formative Assessment

There are no assessments for this course.

Feedback

Written feedback within three weeks, using the School printed feedback form and with opportunity for individual discussion of the work and feedback.

Course Learning Outcomes

None.

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