2023-2024 / HAAR0076-1

Special questions of mediaeval and post-mediaeval archaeology


30h Th, 8d FT Tr. Pr.

Number of credits

 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : general5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history5 crédits 
 Bachelor in history of art and archaeology : musicology5 crédits 


Line Van Wersch

Language(s) of instruction

French language

Organisation and examination

Teaching in the second semester


Schedule online

Units courses prerequisite and corequisite

Prerequisite or corequisite units are presented within each program

Learning unit contents

After an introduction to medieval and post-medieval archaeology tracing its historiography, we will consider a thematic evolution through four major chronological periods: early Middle Ages, Classical Middle Ages, Modern Times and Contemporary Period. The topics will be approached mainly from the remains brought to light during recent excavations in northwestern Europe. The material culture, structures and objects of each chronological phase will be reviewed. We will focus particularly on the themes of settlement, production and exchange in order to highlight the methods applied. Depending on current research, site visits will also be planned. 


Learning outcomes of the learning unit

To have an overview about the research in medieval and post-mediaval archaeology as well as on the methods applyed on the field and durind post-excavation work.

Prerequisite knowledge and skills

Planned learning activities and teaching methods

ex cathedra courses, visists of sites and museums.

Mode of delivery (face to face, distance learning, hybrid learning)

Face-to-face course

Recommended or required readings

A bibliography will be available on e-campus

Exam(s) in session

Any session

- In-person

oral exam

Work placement(s)

Organisational remarks and main changes to the course


Association of one or more MOOCs